Women’s History Month Luncheon

”Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Prince George’s County Government and Public Service”

Location:
Martin’s Crosswinds
7400 Greenway Center Drive
Greenbelt, MD

When:
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
12 Noon (Doors Open at 11)
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$50 per person. Pay by credit card​

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About the Annual Women's History Month Luncheon​

On March 16th, Prince George’s County will hold its 31st Annual Women’s History Month Luncheon to celebrate the dynamic accomplishments of women who serve in and partner with government and their impact on people and communities. The national theme, “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government,” only affirms what we have been doing all of these years. The Annual Women’s History Month Luncheon draws 1,000 women—not only from government, but also from the arts, business, education, religion, nonprofits, and other disciplines—who are doing great work. It is the County’s premiere networking event for those who want to connect to the women of the Washington metropolitan area.​​ 

The highlight of the event is the presentation of the coveted Gladys Noon Spellman Public Service Award​,  which annually honors a woman who works in Prince George’s County Government and who resides in the County. The nominees must demonstrate strong leadership skills, and a track record of community involvement.

In addition, The Gladys Noon Spellman Scholarship​ make this a link to the scholarship has been presented to more than 40 youth since 1999. The scholarship is presented to two high school seniors, who reside and attend school in Prince George’s County, based on their academic achievements.

Last year, County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, presented the first WInG Award (Women In Government Award) to celebrate accomplishments that are inspirational, innovative, informative, and/or influential to the work of government.

A historical moment of this year’s luncheon will be the recognition of Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, who is retiring her seat in the U.S. Senate after 30 years of service.

History

In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month in perpetuity. A special Presidential Proclamation is issued every year which honors the extraordinary achievements of American women. Prince George’s County began celebrating Women’s History Month by hosting this event in 1985.​​​​​​​​