The League of Women Voters Greenwich board is pleased to announce its volunteer Award winners for 2022, Nancy Aborn Duffy and Helaine Aronson Winer.
The Mary Award recognizes outstanding work and achievement on behalf of the League and the broader community.
This year’s Mary Award winner is Nancy Duffy. An League of Women Voters Greenwich board member for seven years, Nancy has filled important roles as Nominating Committee Chairman, liaison with local media, and Program Committee member. In addition, over the years, she has held leadership roles with Newcomers Club, Brunswick and Greenwich Academy Parents’ Associations, the Greenwich Library Friends, the Bruce Museum, the Selectman’s Nominating Advisory Committee, the YWCA, and the Round Hill Association. She received the YWCA’s Women Who Inspire Award in 2019. Nancy’s commitment to civic engagement sets the example for every Greenwich resident.
The Burnett Award, named in honor of Jara Burnett, a lifetime League member, recognizes a League member, whose significant contributions to the organization have positively impacted the work of the League through their time, actions, talents, and dedication.
This year’s Burnett Award winner is Helaine Aronson Winer. During COVID, updating of the League’s technological capability facilitated the expansion of programming and communications in unexpected ways. She helped create the League’s new website and membership platform, expanded its reach through social media, and developed an effective communication system that reaches not only our members, but our 2000+ nonmembers, including many younger residents. Thanks to Helaine’s efforts the League has reached many thousands with information about candidates, voting, and local issues.
Nancy and Helaine will be recognized at the Annual Meeting and Dinner scheduled for Wednesday, June 1 at 5:30 pm at the Riverside Yacht Club. Reservations for the dinner can be made at https://bit.ly/LWVG22AnnDinner.
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