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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – If you know an outstanding woman for volunteerism and being an extraordinary contributor to the St. Louis community, a local program wants her.

Since 1955, the St. Louis Women of Achievement award honors and recognizes the volunteer efforts of women throughout the community.

Each year, 10 women are selected as honorees who have committed to the betterment of the St. Louis area.

One of the program's board directors, Judy Harris, spoke with Dana Dean about the award during the News at Noon. (Check out the above video.)

Last year, the award honored Kim Eberleing for volunteer leadership; Sheila Greenbaum for social justice; Margaret E. Israel for health education; Sally Katzif for women's empowerment; Veronica McDonnell for health and arts; Merry Mosbacher for community betterment; Peggy Nelson for health advocacy; Brenda D. Newberry for civic responsibility; Marian Nunn for youth and family; Vida Goldman Prince for multicultural leadership.

Nominations for 2014 are now being accepted through Jan. 13 at midnight on their website. The 2014 Women of Achievement luncheon will be held May 15, 2014 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Clayton, Mo.

For more information about the award and past honorees, check out the Women of Achievement website.