Heroines of Circular Head

Soroptimist International of Circular Head last year presented Unsung Heroines Awards to the following community members, (back, from left) Elizabeth “Lizzy” Gale, Jessica Maguire, Eunice Atkins, Annette Dawes, Jenny Wallis, (front) Marlene Stein and Judith Moore. Absent: Sandi Stein. The Soroptimists are now calling on locals to nominate a deserving heroine for this year’s awards. Photo courtesy of Lisa Bramich.

Awards. Not all heroines wear capes, but most wear smiles.

Soroptimist International of Circular Head is asking locals to think of that special heroine in their lives, the one who makes life better with their contribution.

The Soroptimist ‘Unsung Heroines’ Awards are now in their fifth year, always held in March as a celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8).

“The atmosphere on the night is really, really nice,” says Soroptimist Trish Nibbs of the awards evening held at the Circular Head Community and Recreation Centre in partnership with Circular Head Council.

“The atmosphere, that’s the best thing about the night, we have all the recipients brought forward and presented with flowers and emblems.

“We often see some of the past recipients proudly wearing that pin.”

Heroines can be nominated for any good deed and they may be of any age.

“When you look back, there have been all sorts of things that people do,” Trish says.

It is often an act of kindness or a way of life that inspires others, and these contributions to community may be subtle yet meaningful.

“It’s not a competition, everybody that gets nominated is recognised,” Trish says.

“Every nomination is worthy.”

Nominations close on Wednesday February 15 and the award ceremony will be held on Friday March 17. To nominate the heroine in your life, pick up a form from Smithton LINC or the Circular Head Council offices or website, www.circularhead.tas.gov.au.

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