Call us crazy for thinking ahead but we have to post a reminder that all of you civic-minded wonders out there only have one more week to submit your nomination for this year’s Women of Distinction breakfast, to be held Oct. 1 at Boca West Country Club.

That’s right—this is the deadline: July 31!

This annual fundraising event by Soroptimist International honors women in the community who are making a big difference in the lives of others. These are the unsung heroes, the do-gooders, the selfless volunteers and non-profit workers and professionals who are true angels among us. I know because I was part of this group years ago, and this year, Margaret Mary Shuff and I are honorary co-chairs of the breakfast.

If you know someone who deserves to be honored, please jump on this and get your nomination in now. Nominees typically fill this bill:

  • Outstanding commitment to community service
  • Exceptional leadership in career or as a professional volunteer
  • Inspired others to achieve beyond what was thought possible
  • Professional excellence and accomplishment

Last year there were 31 nominees and 300 people at the breakfast.  All proceeds for the breakfast go to local charities. I’ll be posting more on this special annual event in the weeks to come; in the meantime, get those nominations in TODAY and watch this space for updates.

For more information and a nomination form, please contact either of our co-chairs: Judith Hinsch at 561/859-1883 or Deborah Bacarella at 561/239-2300.