The 38th annual Bucks County Women’s History Month Award will be presented to honoree Jane Grim of East Rockhill Township on Thursday, March 21 at the historic James-Lorah Memorial Home in Doylestown.
Attendees of the award program will have the opportunity to tour the home, beginning at 5 p.m. Refreshments proceed the 6:30 program. Proceeds from the evening will be designated to an organization or charity of Grim’s choosing.
Grim was nominated by the League of Women Voters of Bucks County (LWVBC), an organization she joined in 1970 with a desire to promote voting and good citizenship in her community. As past president, executive committee member, board member and volunteer in numerous capacities for the LWVBC, she was not only successful with her objectives, but she has also provided invaluable leadership and role-modeling during the past 48 year.
The public is invited to participate. Invitations and RSVP forms for the evening of celebration of women can be downloaded from the “Programs and Meetings” section of LWVBC’s webpage, lwvbucks.org.
In 1987, Congress passed legislation designating the month of March as Women’s History Month. Additional resolutions were passed to authorize the president to declare March of each year as Women’s History Month.
In Bucks County, sponsoring organizations including the Bucks County Commissioners Advisory Council for Women, have been celebrating accomplishments of women and awarding the annual Bucks County Women’s History Month Award since 1981 to a woman who has shown herself to be an ideal role model and has demonstrated exemplary character and integrity with outstanding leadership.
Women representing 13 organizations based in Bucks County served on the 2019 award committee for the 38th annual award. The award committee considered Grim’s impressive resume of service, not only with the League, but also as the first female trustee of Grand View Hospital and hospital auxiliary volunteer for decades; member and chair of the juvenile diversion program Pennridge Youth Aid Panel; volunteer and leader in educational support groups in the community; and docent for 17 years at James A. Michener Art Museum.