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Business Guild calls for King award nominations

Named in honor of local gay community leader Don King and sponsored by the Charlotte Business Guild, the Don King Award originated with the organizing committee of the 1993 Charlotte Pride Committee. The award is to acknowledge the service and commitment to community and individual visibility that Don King has consistently shown over the years. The award is to give public recognition to leaders in the Charlotte LGBT community.

The 2006 Charlotte Business Guild/Don King Community Service Awards will be presented to a male and female contributor and to a business, based on nominations submitted to and reviewed by the Charlotte Business Guild’s Board of Directors. Members of the Charlotte community are encouraged to submit nominations to the selection committee by June 30.

Nominations are welcome from any individual or organization. The nominee should be from the Charlotte area, working on a regular basis to achieve progress and/or visibility on behalf of all LGBT people. The award is usually presented to someone or a business who has contributed five or more years to projects in the community.

Nominations should be submitted via U.S. mail or email to: Bert Woodard, Charlotte Business Guild Board Member, P.O. Box 222131, Charlotte, NC 28222. The email address is gstevenc@hotmail.com. Nominations should include a narrative explaining why you think this person or business should receive the award and examples of some of the work this person or business has performed in service to the Charlotte LGBT community. Nominations are due by June 30.
Past Winners
1993: Don King; 1994: David Ferebee; 1995: Sue Henry, Dan Kirsch; 1996: Sue DuChanois, John Quillin; 1997: Kimberly Melton and Randy Votsch; 1998: Diana Travis and Founders of the Charlotte Gay & Lesbian Film Series; 1999: David Lari, Connie Vetter; 2000: Billie Rose, Phil Wells; 2001: Tonda Taylor, Jeff Schmehl; 2002: Alan Rosenberg, Susan Shackelford; 2003: No award given; 2004: Rev. Tonyia Rawls, Tom Warshauer; 2005: Linda Breen, Shane Windmeyer, Q-Notes Newspaper.

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