Nominations and applications sought for 2013 Darlene Briggs Award
Friday, August 2, 2013
Posted by: Liz Walz
Minn. — The MRAA Educational Foundation is seeking nominations and applications
for the 2013 Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year Award.
late Darlene Briggs, of Wayzata, Minn., was admired for her tireless dedication
to the marine industry. To honor her memory, the Darlene Briggs Woman of the
Year award was founded in 1987. It is presented annually to an outstanding
woman who is actively involved in the marine industry at any level. It
recognizes "long and devoted service, untiring commitment, and the advancement
of women in the marine business.”
think women are a lot more active in the marine industry now; their voice is
being heard,” said Debbie Meigs, the 2012 Darlene Briggs Award recipient and
senior customer service representative for Cobalt Boats, in an interview with Boating Industry magazine. "And it is
not necessarily due to more women owning businesses or more are in higher
positions, it is the respect we are given due to the job and role we play in
the industry that challenges us to be more involved.”
2013 recipient will be presented with the award at the Marine Dealer Conference
& Expo, Orlando, Fla., Nov. 17–20, by the Marine Retailers Association of the
Americas and Boating Industry magazine.
The recipient receives a trophy furnished by Boating Industry, which will publicize the presentation and feature
the successful candidate in an issue following the event.
more information, to apply or nominate, please visit the Darlene Briggs Award
page of the MRAA website: www.mraa.com/?page=Darlene_Briggs_Award.
The deadline for applications is August 31, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Liz
Walz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-692-4533.
About MRAA Educational Foundation
The MRAA Educational Foundation, a
not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation, was founded in 2004 to provide financial
support for education, training and professional development in the
recreational marine trades. MRAA recognizes the need to provide for the growth
of our dealerships and the professional development of their employees. MRAA
and the MRAA Educational Foundation are dedicated to the growth of the
recreational marine industry through workforce development. For more
information, visit www.MRAA.com and select "MRAA
About Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
At the Marine Retailers
Association of the Americas, we believe that for the marine industry to thrive,
the companies that interact with the boater in their community must thrive.
Those businesses determine the boater’s experience and are the leading factor
in the industry’s success. The MRAA works to create a strong and healthy
boating industry by uniting those businesses, providing them with opportunities
for improvement and growth, and representing them with a powerful voice. For
more information, visit www.MRAA.com.