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Monday, January 9, 2017
International Announcement
2017 Founders Award

TO:       IWIRC Members
FROM: Nancy Valentine, IWIRC Chair
DATE:  January 9, 2017

I hope this note finds everyone well and having enjoyed the holiday season. Here's to a happy and healthy 2017! 

IWIRC is currently seeking nominations for our Founders Awards - which honor fellow IWIRC members and IWIRC Networks.

  • The Melnik Award for exceptional IWIRC member;
  • The Ryan Award for outstanding IWIRC Network; and
  • The Fetner Award for outstanding International IWIRC contribution (member or network).

More information about each of the awards and a link to past recipients are set forth below. The nominees should exemplify IWIRC and have made noteworthy contributions to the organization or their local IWIRC network over the past year or over a period of years. 

Nominations are due March 3, 2017. Nomination forms can be found on our website at www.iwirc.com and can also be downloaded here. Please take the time to nominate an IWIRC member or IWIRC network for these Founders Awards. 

The winners of the 2017 Founders Awards will be announced and honored at the 14th Annual IWIRC Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C. on April 20, 2017. Each individual award recipient is given a beautiful broach designed exclusively for IWIRC. The winning Networks each receive $500. 

We hope you will join us at the 14th Annual IWIRC Spring Meeting, April 19-20, 2017 for the Founders Award presentation. Visit www.iwirc.com soon for conference details. Conference registration will open at the end of January.

More information about each of the Founders Awards:

The Melnik Award for Exceptional IWIRC Member - Named in honor of our founding Chair, Selinda Melnik, this award is given to a member who has made an exceptional contribution to IWIRC, either over the past year or over a period of years. 

The Ryan Award for Outstanding IWIRC Network - Named in honor of our founding Secretary/Treasurer, Laureen Ryan, this award is given to the IWIRC Network that, during the past year, best exemplified the values of IWIRC in support of women insolvency professionals. All chartered IWIRC Networks are eligible. 

The Fetner Award for Outstanding International IWIRC Contribution - Named in honor of our founding Vice Chair, Martha Fetner, this award is given to a non-US member or Network who has made an exceptional contribution to the growth of IWIRC outside of the United States.


For additional information contact:
Jennifer B. Kimble
IWIRC Communications Director
Prime Clerk
New York, NY

212-257-5487
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