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Searching for the 2014 Woman of the Year

The 2013 Woman of the Year, Jenny Humphrey, receiving a gift from Mayor Wayne Stetski. - Photo submitted
The 2013 Woman of the Year, Jenny Humphrey, receiving a gift from Mayor Wayne Stetski.
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Is there a woman in your East Kootenay community who is an astounding volunteer or paid worker who goes beyond the call of duty to create a better place for everyone?  If so, we are asking you to create a committee and send in your nomination letters of support for your candidate to the Canadian Federation of University Women Cranbrook Club before February 14th, 2014.

“This will be our 30th year CFUW Cranbrook Club has honoured East Kootenay women,” stated Woman of the Year Committee Chair, Cathryn Henley. We know there are several more outstanding women in the East Kootenay, but we need the community to nominate them. Our deadline this year is Friday, February 14th, 2014. It seems like a long way off, but once someone has decided to nominate a woman, there has to be letters of support of this nomination. The most important factor is the woman nominated should not be aware. Most “give it all of themselves” type women would put the brakes on their nomination if they were to know someone was going to submit their name and have a committee to write in letters of support. These kinds of people do not usually think they are doing anything above the call of duty, or give more of themselves than others. That is one of the reasons why they are so special. “All of this effort to submit a well-researched nomination with letters of support takes time. It is best to get started now if you have not already done so,” added Henley.

We have a great website at that explains how and where to submit your nomination.

In previous years there was a nomination form, but with the internet, we have done away with this.  Nonetheless, if you have questions, do not hesitate to call Cathryn at 250-426-4804.

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