NEWS Peace Awards
NEWS is pleased to announce that the NEWS Peace Awards event (Formerly Men Making NEWS) will be held on October 24, 2019.
To acknowledge the strength and worth of exceptional men guiding our community in Napa County who change the lives of families and youth for the better, NEWS started holding the event, Men Making NEWS, 13 years ago. In 2017 the category of Peace Officer of the Year was added, and Coach of the Year was added in 2018, to go along with our established awards of Young Man of the Year and Male Role Model of the Year. With these additional non-gender awards, it was time to change the name of our event to emphasize non-violence. Two additional awards are given by the NEWS staff for NEWS Champion of the Year, and the NEWS Hope Award for a local business.
The awards will be presented during a recognition reception to be held at Embassy Suites on Thursday, October 24th, 5:30-7:30pm. Please save the date and make sure that you and your nominee will be able to attend the event.
Instructions for Nominating:
Nomination forms are available at www.napanews.org (below) or by contacting Karen Calhoun at (707) 252-3687, firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail, fax, or email the completed form to NEWS at: 1141 Pear Tree Lane, Suite 220, Napa, CA 94558, fax (707) 224-1560, email email@example.com. Nomination forms must be received by NEWS no later than October 9, 2019.
An integral part of NEWS' mission is to work toward changing the aspects of our culture that perpetuate domestic violence. Therefore, NEWS wants to honor those who present positive role models for our children, youth and community by publicly recognizing their outstanding contribution with a corresponding award. By acknowledging their accomplishments in teaching respect, non-violence and positive family values, we hope to inspire our community to do more to prevent the epidemic of family violence.
2019 Young Man of the Year
There is no better leader than one who starts young. Napa County has a wonderful youth community; therefore NEWS wants to acknowledge a male leader between the age of 13-21 who is passionate about ending violence and creating youth leadership in Napa County.
2019 Male Role Model of the Year
Who demonstrates to us that to be a real man requires strength not violence? Who illustrates that they are not the same thing? Who reminds us that respect for others is the greatest power? This nominee can be a teacher, mentor, preacher, police officer, firefighter, crossing guard, public service provider, coach, community volunteer, Scout Leader, or any other educator or community leader.
2019 Coach of the Year
Coach of the Year will honor a coach who makes a difference in the lives of their athletes every day by empowering their athletes to stand up for integrity, non-violence and respect. This coach is dedicated to developing positive character and leadership and their impact on the athlete extends far beyond the playing field.
2019 Peace Officer of the Year
The work that NEWS does would not be possible without the dedicated work of our local law enforcement officers. Whether calling us to advocate for a victim at the crime scene, police department, hospital, or coming to our offices to make a police report, we appreciate their service.
NEWS believes that those who have become victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse have the power to strengthen and heal. Every day we bring respect, understanding, and resources to survivors, because we believe with kindness and support, we can create peaceful homes and healthy communities. NEWS provides direct client services as well as shelter 24 hours a day/7 days a week, to approximately 1300 women, men, and children each year. We work on prevention through education and outreach programs. The NEWS 24/7 Helpline number is (707) 255-NEWS (6397).