The Norwich Women's club is looking for a Citizen of the Year for 2019. I thought it was important to get the word out so that this event can be as successful as it has in past years. I have included in this story the names and photos of past recipients of this prestigious award.
This is article 2 from this mornings List Serve post:
2. YOU can nominate this years CITIZEN OF THE YEAR!
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 03:09:04 -0800
Do you know someone in Norwich who's made a difference in your life, in our town, or in our community? Someone who is noteworthy? Or kind? Or heroic? Or who goes quietly about making our town and community better? A good neighbor who always helps? Or a person who consistently demonstrates good works and actions, large and small?
This is your chance to nominate them as our 2019 Norwich Citizen of the Year! It’s YOUR chance to highlight what a difference they've made. She or he can be any member of the Norwich community who has made an exceptional humanitarian, educational, civic or cultural contribution to Norwich, the Upper Valley, or the world at large. Their contribution can be through their work or their community service.
How do you nominate a candidate? Tell us why this person deserves recognition. Write a few paragraphs describing what you know of the candidate's achievements and why you think he or she has made a difference. Let us know how to reach that person. That's all! You can email your nomination to
Cheryl.email@example.com or mail it to PO Box 191, Norwich, Vt. 05055.
Nominations close January 23.
The winner will be chosen by committee and honored at the Seventh Annual NWC Spring Gala on Saturday, March 16th. The Gala is co-sponsored by the Norwich Women's Club and Ledyard National Bank. The winner will also receive the $500 Ledyard Grant to donate to the charity of his or her choice. Proceeds from the Spring Gala go to the NWC's Community Projects Fund, which pays for projects and improvements across town life. Last year's grants totaled $35,000.
2018 winners being honored
Last years placard announcing Bill Hammond as the 2018 winner
A moment with the 2017 winner Jay Van Arman
2016 Honoree Lucinda Walker
2015 Honoree Dan Fraser
2014 Honoree Cinny Benson
2013 winner was Dan and Whits and the family (photo from the Norwich Parade of 2017)
2012 Honoree was John Girard
Thanks, for reading
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My "about Norwich" Logo was actually a quilted brick purchased at the 2017 Gala event