For You Network a NAFE Affiliate Network Annual 'Gotta Have Heart Awards' Event

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California Non-profit organization, whose mission is to help women grow personally and professional to honor its members with awards February 25, 2006

Each year the For You Network a NAFE affiliate network in Southern California has its members in their 20 Local Connection Networks nominate members they feel are deserving of being acknowledged in a variety of categories.

Below are the nominees for the 2006 Award Event , which is their fourth annual event. This event will be held February 25th, 2006 at the Reef Hotel in Long Beach, CA. The event is chaired by Gisella Thomas, one of the Founding Directors of For You. "This is a way for the networks to honor its many great members for their continued support, also members are able to also nominate their favorite meeting location restaurants where the various meetings are held", says Gisella Thomas the event chair person..

None of the members or any of the Committee members or the chair in the network are aware of the final winners until the day of the event and the envelopes from each category of nominees are delivered to the chairperson and opened as each category is called. The awards are done like the Academy Awards , and each winner is presented with an award when her name is called as the winner and brought to the stage. The winner than has a few minutes to give a small speech and accepts the award.. Outside judges from a Women's organization not connected with the network make the final decisions based on the award write up information they receive on each nominee and the criteria of each category... The final winners will be announced on February 25th at the event.

Tickets for the event are $35.00 and include Lunch, Silent Auction and entertainment. For More information on tickets contact Gisella Thomas at 951-662-7486.

The nominee's are:

Best Restaurant

Edwards Steak House, San Gabriel

Story Book Inn, Lake Arrowhead - Mountain Resorts

Best Local Connection



North San Diego

Best Website

Joan Rudder High Desert

Cindy McMahon Corona

Jeanne Ponds Corona

Robbie Motter, Gisella Thomas, Fannie Green Inland Empire

Luanne Budiselic Corona

Best Women Owned Home Based Business

Amy Frost - Live with Heart - San Bernardino and LasVegas

Miluna Fausch - Making Wellness Fun - Burbank

Jamie Mack - SHOC - Corona

Cherie Arnold - For You Magazine - Rancho Cucamonga

Evelyn Gray - Professional Organizing - San Gabriel

Ellen Bitters - Traveling Department Store - Long Beach

Best Women Owned Small Business

Karen McCarter - Aloette Cosmetics - San Gabriel

Moira Shepard - Triumph over Trauma - Burbank

Darlene Tarnoski - Jewlery and Stuff - Redlands

Grace Jeon - Grace Jeon Realty - Burbank

Margie Pattervan - BowTie Production - Long Beach

Making a Difference in the Community

Joan Rudder - Being the ME I was Created to BE - High Desert

Michele Iqbal - Homeopathy - San Bernardino

Fannie Green - Perris Valley Optimist Club - Corona

Cindi Al Jamal - Corona

Linda Maxwell - We Care for Youth - Burbank

Shirley Kerr - Corona

Mentor & Advocate

Joan Rudder - High Desert

Moira Shepard - Burbank

Shirley Kerr - Corona

Leanne Sabo - Long Beach

Gisella Thomas - Murrieta

Emerging Leader

Michelle Smith - Corona

Jeannie Pongs - Corona

Luanne Budiselic - Corona

Linda Ornelas - Burbank

Ernestine Branch - San Bernardino

Natasha Flowers - San Bernardino

Lisa Marie Platske - Moreno Valley

LuAnn Budiselic - Corona

Kat Baker - North San Diego

Margie Cloud - North San Diego

Shephere of Influence

Jeanie Ponds - Corona

Jamie Mack - Corona

Sheila Eakle - Corona

Connie Sparks -

June Davidson - Pasadena

Ernestine Branch - San Bernardino

Barbara Huguenin - Murrieta

Linda Ornelas - Burbank

Ethel Lover - Long Beach

Women of the Year

Moira Sheppard - Burbank

Robbie Motter - Corona

Ethel Lover - Long Beach

Best Corporation

Connie Sparks - Wade Institute -

For You Network™ has 20 Local Connection Networks in Southern California and 1 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The For You Membership is made up of 42% Small & Home Based Businesses, 35% Corporate Business, 15% Network Marketing Companies, and 8% other.

The For You Network™ is a nonprofit 501 c3 organization with the mission to help women achieve their personal and professional goals. For You Network™ is a NAFE affiliated Network. NAFE is the largest business women’s organization in the US. Check out the website and


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