Tag: Women of Distinction Awards

Extraordinary women receive distinct honors from Senator Mike Morrell

Big Bear, CA, October 11, 2016 – It’s not often that one gets noticed for their positive feats and impact on the community. But each year, Senator Mike Morrell calls attention to iconic women in the 23rd Senate District who are exemplary figures within the towns and cities they live through the Women of Distinction Awards. This year’s ceremony and dinner on Oct. 7 recognized three finalists from Big Bear Valley, alongside other women from the district: Dena Arbaugh, Big Bear Middle School principal; Linda Ricchiuti, owner of The Copper Q; and Pamela Scannell, executive director of the Big Bear...

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Nominations Open For 2016 Women of Distinction Awards

Big Bear, CA, June 1, 2016 – Each year, Senator Mike Morrell hosts the annual Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony & Dinner to recognize extraordinary women from around the 23rd Senate District who have positively impacted their community. The nomination window for this year’s event is now open through August 1, 2016. Acknowledging remarkable women for their contributions to California has been an annual legislative tradition since 1987. Nominees should have a strong dedication to making a difference through acts of service, philanthropic efforts, or other demonstrations of commitment to their community. They must also live or work within the 23rd Senate...

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Career Volunteers Honored by County

San Bernardino, CA, June 20, 2014 – Tonight at the National Orange Show, San Bernardino County is holding its 10th annual Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony & Dinner, to honor 50 women for their civic involvement and community service. This year, two Big Bear residents will be among them: Elaine Holzer-Tennity and Yomar Cleary. Holzer-Tennity’s name was put forward for her extensive involvement in community groups and for founding of the family assistance program the Hummingbird Project, which the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce named one of the best nonprofits of 2012. She also holds a Master’s degree in School Administration from UCLA and has received several plaques from the local school district. Cleary works with numerous local emergency response groups to prepare the community for any type of disaster. She has completed multiple FEMA Incident Command System classes and State of California HazMat training, and has previously been recognized by the Rotary Club, the Sheriff’s Department and the Cities of Dana Point and San Juan Capistrano. Nominations for the Women of Distinction Awards are submitted by individuals, cities, chambers of commerce and nonprofits. Below is a partial list of the women’s community contributions and involvement. Elaine Holzer-Tennity: ~American Association of University Women (AAUW) President (5 years) ~Sugarloaf Property Owners Association President (5 years) ~Kiwanis Club ~Big Bear Computer Club ~Friends of the Library ~Big Bear Zoo Docent ~Bear...

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