MANA a National Latina Organization to host Las Primeras Awards Gala this Fall.

MANA de Imperial Valley has made nominations forms available for their Annual Las Primeras Awards this Fall.  October 22nd will culminate a night with dinner, entertainment and recognition of Imperial Valley Las Primeras honorees.

El CENTRO, CA – MANA de Imperial Valley, a National Latina Organization announced this week that it is inviting the community to nominate a Latina for consideration as a 2010 Las Primeras Honoree.  Three women will be chosen and honored during the Annual Las Primeras Awards Gala to be held Friday, October 22nd, 2010 at the Old Eucalyptus School House in El Centro.

Las Primeras provides the community with the honor of celebrating positive leadership of Latinas in Imperial County, honoring women that individuals can look to as role models.  This worthy event enables MANA de Imperial Valley to provide a sterling affair whereby proceeds are used to fund college scholarships, educational, and cultural programs in Imperial County.  The deadline for nomination submissions is Friday August 16, 2010.

WHO:              MANA de Imperial Valley will recognize the sustained lifetime achievements of Latina women who embody the values and philosophy of the organization.

WHAT:           MANA Call for Nominations 2010 Las Primeras Awards

WHERE:         Applications are now available online at

WHEN:           Nomination deadline:                          Friday, August 16th, 2010

Las Primeras Awards Gala:    Friday, October 22nd, 2010

For more information please feel free to contact Las Primeras Co-Chairs Margie Madueño at (760) 427-1874 or Jeanette Montaño at (760) 427-5678.