2019 Fresno County Mother of the Year Nomination Form

Each year, the Fresno County Women’s Chamber of Commerce honors the Fresno County Mother of the Year. The honoree should be a successful mother, embody the traits regarded in mothers (such as courage, cheerfulness, patience, affection, kindness, understanding & homemaking ability), exhibit conduct that exemplifies "The Golden Rule," have a sense of responsibility in civic affairs, religious, service and professional organizations, and be active in service for public good.

The nomination period is now open! This is your chance to SECRETLY nominate that special mom in your life.

**THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2019.**

The winner will be selected in early April and the 77th annual luncheon will be held at 11:30 am on Friday, May 10th at Pardini's Banquets. All nominees will be notified ahead of time and honored at the luncheon.

NOMINATION CRITERIA:

1) The nominee must be a resident of Fresno County for at least 5 years.
2) The nominee must have at least 1 child that reached the age of 18 years or older (biological or adopted).
3) The nominee must be (or have been) active in the community.
4) Be available to attend the 77th Annual Luncheon on Friday, May 10th from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

NOMINATION PROCESS:

· Collect reference letters (at least 1 family/personal, 1 professional, and 1 civic/service - no more than 5 of each)
· Collect digital photos: up to 10 supporting photos are welcome but not required
· Complete the nomination form (below)
· Keep your nomination a surprise — we honor all nominees in addition to the Mother of the Year!

More Information:

· For more information please contact event chair, Nicki Cerniglia at nicki@calautismcenter.org.
· Learn more about the Fresno County Women's Chamber of Commerce and this special event at http://bit.ly/FCWCC_MOYEvent.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THIS FORM:

>> Only 1 nomination form per nominee will be accepted. Please compile all letters and supporting documentation for your candidate into 1 form. Applications and reference letters will NOT be accepted via mail.

>> Ensure this form is complete in its entirety before submitting, as you will NOT be able to edit your nomination once you've submitted this form.

RECOMMENDED: Type your answers into a word document, then copy and paste them into this form.

Full Name of Nominee *
Nominee Address *
City, State, Zip *
Nominee Phone Number *
Nominee Email Address *
Nominee's Current Employer (if not applicable, please type NA) *
Has nominee been a resident of Fresno County for at least 5 years? *
Names, Ages & Occupations of Nominee's Children *
Please explain why you believe the nominee is a successful mother. This may be evidenced by the character, achievements and well-balanced lives of her children, for example. *
Please describe in detail the kind of motherly traits the nominee exhibits, along with supporting stories or examples (courage, cheerfulness, patience, affection, kindness, understanding, homemaking ability, etc.). *
How has the nominee exhibited conduct that exemplifies "The Golden Rule?" *
Please list/describe the nominee's professional achievements. *
How has the nominee contributed to the local community? Please list any business, service, religious, or political organizations she has been involved in, the number of years involved, and in what capacity (board of director, officer, committee member, etc.). *
How is the nominee a positive role model for her own children and other youth? *
Anything else you'd like to add?
Please attach a minimum of 1 (but no more than 5) supporting letters from family members or close friends (word document or PDF format only). *
Required
Please attach a minimum of 1 (but no more than 5) supporting letters from professional colleagues or current/former employers (word document or PDF format only). *
Required
Please attach a minimum of 1 (but no more than 5) supporting letters from civic or service organizations (word document or PDF format only). *
Required
You may attach up to 10 supporting photos to this application (not required).
Nominated By *
Your Relationship to Nominee *
Best Phone Number to Reach You *
Alternate Phone Number *
Email Address (please make sure this is NOT an email address where the nominee has access to the communication) *
IMPORTANT: Please read the following information before submitting.
>> Only 1 nomination form per nominee will be accepted. Please compile all letters and supporting documentation for your candidate into 1 form. Applications and reference letters will NOT be accepted via mail.

>> Ensure this form is complete in its entirety before submitting, as you will NOT be able to edit your nomination once you've submitted this form.

The Mother of the Year will be selected in early April and you will be notified once the selection is made. Thank you for your nomination and good luck!

Should you have any questions or issues submitting your nomination, please contact event chair Nicki Cerniglia at nicki@calautismcenter.org or 925-285-9101.

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