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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

YWCA is accepting nominations for 2018 Women of Achievement Awards

By Nina Culver For The Spokesman-Review

YWCA Spokane is seeking nominations for its 2018 Women of Achievement Awards that will be distributed at its 36th annual Women of Achievement luncheon on Oct. 4.

The organization wants to honor women who give generously of themselves to make Spokane a better place to live. Nominees should also demonstrate leadership through their professional work or service to the community.

Nominations are being accepted in seven categories: arts and culture, business and industry, Carl Maxey racial and social justice, community enhancement, education, young woman and science, technology and the environment.

Nomination forms are available at Completed forms, due by June 22, can be emailed to or mailed to 930 N. Monroe St., Spokane WA 99201.

This year’s luncheon will focus on domestic violence and its impact on families, especially children. The guest speaker is filmmaker Gloria Norris, who wrote about her violent childhood in her memoir titled “Kookooland.”

The luncheon is the YWCA’s largest fund raiser.