Monday, July 25, 2005

NCNCS Extends Deadline For Nominations

FALLON, Nev. - The Nevada Commission for National and Community Service, Inc. (NCNCS) announced that nominations for the 2005 Governor's Points of Light Award, Corporate/Business Category, have been extended through Monday, August 1, 2005.

The Governor's Points of Light Award recognizes individuals and organizations for their dedication, commitment, and determination in promoting and supporting volunteerism throughout the state. The award is the state of Nevada's highest award given for service to the community by Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn and is administered by NCNCS.

In addition to receiving recognition from Governor Guinn and the state of Nevada, NCNCS honors each recipient with a $500 donation to the charity of their choice along with two other finalists receiving a $250 donation to the charity of their choice. The finalists and recipients will be honored at an awards dinner held on October 20, 2005 at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino in Reno.

Nominations may be made by completing and submitting the 2005 Governor's Points of Light Award application. Applications are available for download (press control + click) from the NCNCS web site, may be submitted on-line, (press control + click) or a hard-copy may be requested by calling the NCNCS office in Fallon at 888-338-9759.

Nominees are considered based upon their accomplishment, ability to meet a critical need, the innovation or unique solution, the mobilization of other volunteers, and hands-on sustainability of the service.

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