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We hope that you, like the Y Women of Distinction Awards (YWODA) Committee, staff and Board were moved and inspired by the 16th Y Women of Distinction Awards held in 2011. As we reflect on the successes of the past 16 events, the over 800 women nominated and hundreds of women who have volunteered their time, leadership and wisdom in making YWODA such a tremendous event, we know there is potential for even greater community impact.
Over the past few months, discussions have taken place regarding YWODA moving forward. The Y, YWODA Volunteer Organizing Committee and members of the YWODA Alumnae will be taking some time now to revisit the awards program and consider how we might further extend and enhance the inspiration and power of the YWODA program. To enable this review there will need to be a temporary hiatus for the Awards program. This means, the 17th Awards will be delayed. There will not be a launch event this year or Awards event in spring 2013, so that we can unveil the new generation and incarnation of the YWODA program at a future date.
Thank you for your support to date. We look forward to continuing the wonderful tradition of celebrating local women who are making significant contributions to building strong kids, strong families and strong communities.