“We want to honor a young man and a young woman. Hopefully we’ll get nominations for both,” said Kiwanis Club member and Spalding County Chief Magistrate Judge Rita Cavanaugh. “This is the third year we’ve done this as a project of the Special Projects Committee, which I chair. It’s just one of the things Special Projects does, but it’s one of my favorites.”
In order to be nominated for the award, certain qualifications must be met — the nominee must be a United States citizen; under 40 years of age; a resident of Griffin-Spalding County for at least four years; and active in the community. The nomination must be based on volunteer work not associated with the performance of employment duties.
According to Cavanaugh, the purpose of the Young Man and Young Woman of the Year award is to recognize those who selflessly serve the community.
“One of the reasons we honor young men and women under the age of 40 is because they are often busy with their careers and raising families, but they still give back to the community, which is something we feel needs to be recognized.”
Nominations for the Young Man and Young Woman of the Year award should be submitted by Aug. 5, and state the nominee’s personal information and why the nominee should be considered for this recognition with civic, public and professional organizational involvement detailed along with an explanation of contributions made to the community and their impact, providing examples of the results.
Send the information to Rita Cavanaugh, Special Projects Committee, Kiwanis Club of Griffin, 218 Meriwether St., Griffin, GA 30224.