Nominations are now being accepted for the 2010 FamilyTime Women of Achievement awards in the following categories: the Arts, Business, Community Activist, Education, Entrepreneur, Homemaker, Human Services, Medical, Women’s Advocate, Visionary, Volunteer, and Special Recognition. The 2010 FamilyTime Women of Achievement Honorees will be recognized at a gala dinner event to be held at the Marriott Airport Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. “Nominate a family member, a neighbor, your co-worker…anyone who makes a difference in your life and others,” said FamilyTime Women of Achievement gala chairperson Susan Meinholz. “The FamilyTime Hearts of Gold Gala is a wonderful opportunity to recognize women who give their hearts and countless hours to make our community a better place to live, raise our children, work and play.” To nominate a woman for this year’s Women of Achievement, visit the FamilyTime website at www.familytimeccc.org to download the nomination form.  Completed nominations can be mailed to Susan Meinholz, WOA Gala Chair, at 5822 Laurel Caverns Drive, Kingwood, TX 77345, faxed to 281-360-4598, or e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Nominations should be no more than 500 words, and they must be received no later than Oct. 20.  Previous winners are not eligible for an award. Contact Susan Meinholz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information regarding gala tickets and sponsorship opportunities as well.  “The FamilyTime Women of Achievement honorees are role models to the many women FamilyTime serves. By contributing to the gala, individuals and businesses are supporting the FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center and helping these women find the strength to make a new life for themselves and their children.” said Meinholz. Now in its 32nd year, FamilyTime provides free crisis intervention, counseling, support groups, a 24-hour crisis helpline, case management and legal advocacy services to victims of abuse, including domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.  “The Door,” FamilyTime’s shelter for women and children who are fleeing domestic violence, is the only such shelter in north Harris and south Montgomery counties. Since opening in July 1996, it has provided safe haven and crisis services to more than 4,500 women and children. For more information about FamilyTime, visit www.familytimeccc.org. PHOTO: The 2009 Women of Achievement are, back row from left, Patty Kupritz, Debbie Norris, Jennifer Morris, Cherrie Ledoux, Lorena Funez, Pat Chandler and Lisa Niccum. Middle row from left, Cheryl Johnson, Polly Logan, Janet Little and Lisa Dempsey. Front row, from left, Millie Garrison and Minda Kaltenbacher.

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