The Woman of the Year program has been sponsored by Lombard Service League since 1965. Local residents, business and organizations are invited to honor a distinguished Lombard woman for her time, talents and services to benefit others in the community through service to family, church or organizations. Each nominee must reside at a Lombard mailing address and each letter of nomination must be 500 words or less. Judging for Lombard's Woman of the Year is done by at least three anonymous Lombard community leaders and volunteers who are chosen annually by the club committee.
The dateline to submit nomination letters for the Lombard's Man and Woman of the Year is Friday, April 12, 2024. Confirmation of receipt of nomination will be provided.
The search is on for Lombard's 2024 Woman and Men of the Year!
The Lombard Lombard Service League and Rotary Club are seeking nominations for the Lombard Woman of the Year and Lombard Man of the Year.
Once again, the Service League and Rotary Club are working together to honor a distinguish woman and men who give their time, talent, and services to benefit others in the community.
Residents, businesses, and organizations are invited to submit nominees deserving of this honor.
Nominees must reside at a Lombard mailing address.
Nomination letters can not exceed 500 words.
The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of the nominees, as well as the person nominating must be included in the letter.
The 2023 Lombard Man and Woman of the Year will be
announced on Thursday, May 4th at 5:00 p.m. at the Lombard Village Hall.
Nominations for Woman of the Year can be mailed to:
Lombard Woman of the Year
Lombard Service League
P.O. Box 482
Lombard, IL 60148
or emailed to: email@example.com
Nominations for Man of the Year can be mailed to:
Lombard Man of the Year
Lombard Rotary Club
P.O. Box 1003
Lombard, IL 60148
or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 12, 2024. Confirmation of receipt of nomination will be provided.
The 2024 Woman of the Year and Man of the Year will be announced Monday, April 29 at 6:00 pm at the Plum Library, 411 South Main Street, Lombard. Guests will include past honorees. This year’s honorees will be recognized during the Lilac Parade on Sunday, May 19, 2024.
Mary Beth Lynch has been a Lombard resident for almost 50 years. She is a mom of 5, grandmother of 10 and a great-grandmother of 2. As a middle child, she grew up pleasing people and somewhat a servant to those around. This made her want to step up and help wherever she saw a need. She did many odd jobs as a young mom, so she could be around her children. She was involved in her children’s school, their activities, and church. She went into Real Estate when her oldest child was 21 and her youngest was still in a car seat and she has been blessed with success ever since.
She joined the Kiwanis Club of Lombard, whose motto is “Children Priority One”. As a club member, she loved all the activities done around the community. With her help a class act called “Housewalk” was founded and lasted for 18 years. Kiwanis is dear to her heart. She has also served as a Director and Co-Chair to the Lilac Ball at the Lombard Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of the Garden Club and recently joined the Lombard Service League.
Church, her faith and her Savior are a huge part of her life. She has had a Bible study at her home for over 30 years, and she has also been a high school youth group helper. She has been on 18 mission trips, and she hopes to go again this year. She encourages everyone to read the Bible, as she believes is the best book written that shows how to live and know God. The kids in her church call her “Mama Lynch”.
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