Time to nominate a woman for Zonta award

We are truly blessed in this area to have scores of volunteers who share their time and resources to enhance the quality of life in our community.

Every year for the past 41 years, since the selection of Agnes Blazier in 1974, the Zonta Club of Marietta has recognized one of those community champions by presenting the Woman of the Year Award to a Washington County, Ohio, resident who has dedicated years of outstanding volunteer service to the community.

Past winners of the Woman of the Year Award have been businesswomen, homemakers, and retirees. They have worked tirelessly to promote educational access and opportunities, protect children from abuse, provide medical services for those most in need, alleviate hunger, provide shelter for homeless, increase literacy, and much, much more.

This year’s award will be presented at the Marietta Area Chamber Annual Dinner on March 10. We encourage everyone in the community who knows of any exceptional woman volunteer to nominate her for this award. Send a cover letter with general biographical information, specific details of her volunteer activities and contributions to the community, and support letters from others who have worked with, observed, or learned from her. The committee is interested in understanding all aspects of her volunteer efforts. Please remember to include her full name and address. If a nomination was sent in the past, just update the information and resubmit it.

Send nominations by Feb. 22, 2014 in a sealed envelope to: Zonta Club of Marietta, Woman of the Year, P.O. Box 634, Marietta, Ohio, 45750.

Zonta is an international organization dedicated to the improvement of the legal, political, social, economic, and professional status of women around the world.

Chris Hartline