May 2, 2012   12:00 pm

Each year, Counterpart sponsors the presentation of the Distinguished Woman of the Year Award, which recognizes the volunteer service and leadership of one special woman in our community.  The Nominee must volunteer at a policy-making level in the Tri-Cities Area, demonstrate outstanding achievement in her profession, maintain high personal and professional ethics and leadership, reside or work in the Tri-Cities Area. Who will it be this year? Join us and find out. Even the recipient of this special award doesn’t know! The surprise is part of the fun!

In addition, Kaye Nedderman, founder of C.O.R.E. (Clean Our River Environment), an environmental organization addressing pollution in the Grand River, will give an update on the group’s work.

May 16, 2012   12:00 pm

Doug Tjapkes, President of Humanity for Prisoners, founded the inmate advocacy program in 2001.  Learn how this agency helps prisoners on a one-to-one basis in such serious situations as lack of medical care, need for parole, wrongful conviction, mental illness, and issues involving death and dying.

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