Nov 12, 2012

Nominations now being sought for Versailles’ Citizen of the Year

VERSAILLES--The Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce (VACC) is requesting nominations for their annual award of “Citizen of the Year.” This prestigious award will be presented at the annual VACC Banquet, which will be held in January 2013 at the Riviera Room at Stillwater Golf Course. (Years ago this award was known as The Community Service Award.)

Every year the Chamber looks for a life long community minded person. The nominations are the responsibility of the public. All nominations are reviewed by the VACC Directors and a majority approval is required.

Versailles has had many community minded and dedicated individuals and occasionally a worthy person has been overlooked, either because a letter was not submitted on their behalf, not all the facts were presented, some one else received more nominations and votes or their day is yet to come.

Perhaps your nominee is a behind the scenes type that requires your help in getting the recognition he or she deserves. Attention is given to all nomination letters. There is no limit on the length of your letter, never assume less is more when writing your letter. Assume you are describing your candidate to a stranger. You don’t need to be a Hemmingway, let the facts speak for themselves. The writing style is unimportant but the facts are crucial. If you have nominated some one previously but they were not awarded Citizen of the Year, please resubmit your nomination for consideration this year.

Past honorees for the Citizen of the Year have come from a multitude of occupations with varied resources. For example, business persons and/or teachers received their award based on their philanthropic merits and not their occupation.

Everyone is encouraged to submit a letter of recommendation to the VACC, PO Box 145, Versailles, OH 45380. This is not a time for humility; a grateful community wishes to say thank you. Letters of nomination must be postmarked by Dec. 18.


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