In 1985, we established an award to honor a VCPWN member and a signifiant person in her life who had inspired, supported or motivated her in her life and/or her career. The award began as the “Male Humanitarian Award” presented in 1985, when we honored two outstanding men in our community. The next related theme, "Man Behind the Woman Award," was awarded in 1989 to members Nancy Gregg and Shari Rock, who both praised their respective husbands.
In 1991 the award evolved into the "Wind Beneath My Wings" award. Our entire 1990-1991 Board of Directors was honored. In 1994 Wind Beneath My Wings was established as an annual award which takes place at the September meeting.
In 2017, the annual recognition was renamed "Who is Your Wonder Woman?" to honor VCPWN members and the woman who has been her mentor, role model, cheer leader, her rock and/or her inspiration in either her personal or career life.
All VCPWN members are encouraged to submit pictures of herself and her wonder woman for recognition at the September general meeting. For special acknowledgement, members are invited to submit a short essay, poem or video about her wonder woman. The three top entries will receive special acknowledgement at the September meeting and the three wonder women are invited to also attend the meeting as our honored guests. Of course, our male members are welcome to participate! Nominations begin in July and the deadline is September 1.
Essays and pictures should be submitted to VCPWN’s Immediate Past President. For more information, please talk to our Immediate Past President, Lindsay Shield, or email info@VCPWN.org.