Military Connection: CalVet Women Veterans Nominations: By Debbie Gregory

Women Veterans Conference

By Debbie Gregory.

This August 24th and 25th, the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) will be hosting the 2014 California Veterans Conference: Summit on Women Veterans. This years conference will be held at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, located at 230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

More than 185,000 Women Veterans currently reside in California. Many of California’s Women Veterans have become leaders in their communities, businesses and industries. Many Women Veterans own their own businesses, lead charitable organizations and are advocates for worthy causes.

Included in the conference will be an award ceremony to honor some of California’s Women Veterans for their roles in bettering the state for current and future Women Veterans. There will be three awards given:

California Outstanding Volunteer Award: This award recognizes a non-Veteran volunteer who donated their time and talents for the betterment of California’s Women Veterans. To be eligible, nominees must be a resident of California, must be a non-Veteran and cannot have won any of CalVet’s three conference awards last year.

California Woman Veteran Lifetime Achievement Award: This award recognizes a Woman Veteran who has displayed a record of exemplary service and leadership either in the military, as a Veteran or in her community. To be eligible, nominees must be a resident of California, must be a Veteran and cannot have won any of CalVet’s three conference awards last year.

California Woman Veteran of the Year Award: This award recognizes a Woman Veteran who has displayed exemplary service and leadership either in the military, as a Veteran or in her community within the past year. To be eligible, nominees must be a resident of California, must be a Veteran and cannot have won any of CalVet’s three conference awards last year.

Nominations are currently open and are open until June 5th.

Further information on awards and nomination forms can be found in the hyperlinks for each award description and by visiting www.calvet.ca.gov

Anyone in California who is interested in nominating their worthy Woman Veterans should submit completed nomination forms to CalVet Women Veterans by email to [email protected], or by fax to 916-653-2456 or by mail to CalVet Women Veterans 1227 O Street, Suite 300, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Nominate today!

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Military Connection: CalVet Women Veterans Nominations: By Debbie Gregory