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.
The 38th Annual Bucks County Women’s History Month Award was presented to honoree Jane Grim of East Rockhill Township earlier this month.
Jane 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, Jane not only succeeded in her initial motivations, but has provided invaluable leadership and role-modeling during these 48 years.
Women representing 13 organizations based in Bucks County served on the 2019 award committee for the 38th Annual Award.
The award committee considered Jane’s impressive resume of service, not only through 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, among her service to the community.
Selected as the Bucks County woman who best exemplifies the social, intellectual, and creative contributions women have made to the future and quality of life for Bucks County residents, Jane was feted at the historic James-Lorah Memorial Home in Doylestown.
PHOTO CAP: Jane Grim