Making Democracy Work

Agnes Slosson Lewis Award

Awarded annually to a woman exemplifying outstanding contributions to and participation in civic affairs

2018 Agnes Slosson Lewis Award Winner is Kim Alperti!

The League of Women Voters of Geneva will honor Kim Aliperti with the League's Agnes Slosson Lewis Award at its annual dinner Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 5:30 PM at the Lochland School in Geneva.

The award is given in honor of one of the region's most active suffragists and a founder of the League of Women Voters of Geneva. First given in 1960, the award recognizes women for leadership ability and inspiration to others, as well as broad interest in the community and good government.

Kim has been dedicated to serving Geneva in many capacities over the years, not only as a business entrepreneur contributing to our economy and quality of life but especially by her community involvement and leadership. She served on the Board of the Geneva Boys and Girls Club from 2008 to 2016, and as Board President from 2014 to 2016. She is currently a Board member of Geneva Community Projects, and of FLX Culinary Bounty. She has served on the Board of the Geneva City School District's Budget Advisory Committee and the Bank of the Finger Lakes Economic Development Committee, and as a Geneva Reads volunteer.

Kim has been a member of the League of Women Voters of Geneva for over 15 years, serving as a Board member and Past President. Other volunteer activities include participation in the League's Court Watching project, and sponsorship of annual League fundraising events through Billsboro Winery. Kim currently serves as a member of the Geneva Town Board. She says that the one thing that was very important to set her on a course of both service and interest in good government was her time in the Peace Corps from 1992 to 1996 in Tunisia.

The speaker for the evening will be Denise DeLucia of the National Women's Rights Park. She will be speaking on the 1848 Women's Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, NY, and local Suffragists.

The cost of the catered dinner is $30, payable by cash or check at the door, but seating is limited and reservations should be made by contacting Marty Davis by emailing her at: membershipLWVgeneva@gmail.com on or before June 14th.

ASL Nominating Form

THE AGNES SLOSSON LEWIS AWARD NOMINATION

The Agnes Slosson Lewis Award is given in honor of one of the founders of both the Geneva league and the New York State League of Women Voters. First given in 1960, the award recognizes women for leadership ability and inspiration to others as well as broad interest in the community and in good government over an extended period of time. Both volunteer and paid work experiences are considered. Any citizen may nominate a woman who lives or serves within the area comprising the League of Women Voters of Geneva. Please include the following information with each nomination.

NAME OF NOMINEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ADDRESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

NAME(S) OF NOMINATOR(S) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ADDRESS AND PHONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

In support of your nomination please provide as much information as possible for the committee, using the following outline. Attach a separate page with the following information.

  • CONTRIBUTIONS TO CIVIC AFFAIRS (attach news clippings, in any)

  • DEMONSTRATED LEADERSHIP ABILITY

  • INTEREST IN GOOD GOVERNMENT (at any level)

  • VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES (list and describe, give approximate number of years of involvement, if possible)

  • ADDITIONAL COMMENTS (please attach additional sheets if you need more space)

Please send nominations by May 1, 2017 to Chris Hoffman at choffmanlmt@rochester.rr.com or by mail to 25 North Brook Street, Geneva, NY 14456.

ASL Past Recipients

The Agnes Slosson Lewis Award is given annually to a local woman for outstanding contribution to and participation in civic affairs. Here is the list of past honorees. (Some years the award was not given.)

1960 Mrs. George Parmelee

1961 Blanchard Bartlett

1962 Mary Adams

1963 Lucy Glunz

1964 Edna Brownlee

1965 Susan Chapman

1966 Helen Maney

1967 Molly Lydenberg

1968 Marguerite Firoozi

1969 Beulah Glasgow

1970 Mary Jeanne Grabman

1971 Marleah Tyndall

1972 not given

1973 Rosa Blue

1974 Mary Mann Moyer

1975 Rhoda Brown

1976 Virginia Barton

1977 not given

1978 Margaret Wyckoff

1979 Lucile Harford

1980 Shirley Thibault

1981 Jane Bennett Brown

1982 Jane Molodetz

1983 Elizabeth Heaton

1984 Elizabeth Odell

1985 Shirley Brind

1986 Jane Bentsen

1987 Margaret Bonney

1988 not given

1989 Barbara Springstead

1990 Nettie Scoon

1991 not given

1992 Patrisha Blue

1993 Mary Luckern

1994 Joanne Wisor

1995 Elizabeth White

1996 Lucile Mallard

1997 Heather Aten

1998 not given

1999 Karen Fouracre

2000 Eva Steadman

2001 Jane Howland

2002 Catherine Barnard

2003 Norma Lamberson

2004 Mary Miller

2005 Martha Wilson

2006 Kim Reisch

2007 Mary Hosking

2008 Barbara Lamb

2009 Jacqueline Augustine

2010 not given

2011 not given

2012 Alaine Espenscheid

2013 Alejandra Molina

2014 Martha Davis

2015 Trina Newton

2016 Barbara Roesch Rokow

2017 Mary Lee Bourbeau