Nominations and Applications Sought for 2014 Darlene Briggs Award
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Posted by: Lindsey Johnson
MRAA Educational Foundation is currently seeking nominations and applications
for the 2014 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.”
do see a lot more women boaters now than we did 10 years ago,” said Rallee
Chupich, the 2013 Darlene Briggs Award recipient and director of service at
Gordy’s Lakefront Marine, in an interview with Boating Industry magazine. "As I look forward, I see my role to
encourage, coach, hire and train more young women in the marine industry and
even more throughout our company in all roles.”
2014 recipient will be presented with the award at the Marine Dealer Conference
& Expo, taking place Nov. 16-19 in Orlando, Fla., 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 of the
magazine following the event.
more information, or to apply or nominate someone, please visit the Darlene
Briggs Award page of the MRAA website: MRAA.com/DarleneBriggsAward.
The deadline for nominations is August 31, and the deadline for applications is
additional questions, please contact Liz Walz at 315-692-4533 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You need not be nominated to apply
for award consideration.
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 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 MRAA.com.