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Call for Nominations—Award for Distinguished Service to the Cause of Unitarian Universalism

The annual Award for Distinguished Service to the Cause of Unitarian Universalism is one of the most prestigious awards given by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). The Award Committee would appreciate receiving nominations from throughout the leadership of our Association so we can select from a broad range of exemplary leaders of our movement.

Candidates for this award should, over a considerable period of time, have strengthened the institutions of our Unitarian Universalist (UU) denomination or clarified our message in an extraordinary way. They should have exemplified what Unitarian Universalism stands for.

Ministers or laypersons may be nominated. Nominations should include supporting reasons and information about the candidates. Nominations made in the past two years will be automatically considered by the Committee, without requiring another nomination letter. The Award Committee itself may also nominate candidates.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is March 17, 2014. The final selection of the recipient will be made by the UUA Board of Trustees at its April 2014 meeting.

Recent recipients have included Rev. Mel Hoover, Rev. Marjorie Bowens-Wheatley, Rev. Jane Rzepka, Rev. Alice Blair Wesley, Rev. Forrest Church, Denny & Jerry Davidoff, Robert West, Rev. Jack Mendelsohn, Leon Hopper, Rev. Carl Scovel, Natalie Gulbrandsen, Rev. Gene Navias, and Leon Spencer.

Please send your nominations to: Susan Ritchie, Chair, UUA Distinguished Service Award Committee, c/o Stephanie Carey Maron, UUA, 25 Beacon Street, Boston, MA  02108; or by email to

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Last updated on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.

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