Nominations Sought For Woman Of The Year

Christian Women’s Job Corps and Zonta International are seeking nominations for the 2010 Opal Durant Granbury Woman of the Year Award. Entries will be accepted until September 17, 2010. The winner will be presented at CWJC’s annual charitable fundraiser Rendezvous in Paris on Tuesday, October 5, 2009 at the Granbury Resort & Conference Center.

Christian Women’s Job Corps is a volunteer-run organization that provides women in need with an education in life and job skills as well as Christian values. Zonta International is a global organization of professionals who work together to advance the status of women through service and advocacy. The Granbury chapter of Zonta was chartered in January 2003.

In recognizing a Woman of the Year, CWJC and Zonta seek to honor women who emulate Christian values while achieving success . . . women who have worked hard, overcoming obstacles or hardships, to attain their goals . . . and women who are considered shining examples of community servants, leaders in their professions and/or organizations as well as role models for family and friends.

Opal Durant was such a woman. She made an indelible mark in the lives of many because of her strong faith, fortitude and kind, loving spirit. She believed in helping women and children to achieve their dreams, particularly through education. Opal was a tireless community servant, a wise and talented businesswoman and the beloved matriarch of the Durant family. CWJC and Zonta honored Opal Durant by naming their Granbury Woman of the Year Award in her memory.

For information and nomination information, please contact chairperson Claudia Southern at claudia@southernconceptstxcom or send an email request to:

August 19, 2010
Hood County News
Christian Women’s Job Corps
Submitted by Phyllis Webster