Name: Phyllis Nash of Clary's Forest in Columbia.
Hobbies and other activities: Mrs. Nash likes to read, exercise and travel in her spare time. She and her husband, Bernie, own the New Zevon Inn in Lewes, Del. She is the past president of the National Council of Jewish Women, Howard County Section. Mrs. Nash is the representative from the Howard County Jewish Federation to the Baltimore Jewish Council. She is also the state public affairs chairwoman for the National Council of Jewish Women.
About her work: Mrs. Nash is involved in legislative issues, fund raising and community service programs with the NCJW. One of the many popular programs the NCJW sponsors is an essay contest for seventh graders in Howard County. Students must write an essay on "What Prejudice Means to Me," and winners are chosen in April. On Sept. 9, the local NCJW will sponsor a National Day of the Working Parent, giving information to employees at AlliedSignal and at the Columbia Mall on child care and elder care. Mrs. Nash can be reached at 730-0966 for more information on this project.
The NCJW is a 100,000-member, national Jewish women's volunteer organization. NCJW's community service and advocacy efforts focus on child and elder care, education and human rights. These programs help women, children and families of all races, religious and economic backgrounds in the United States and Israel.
Volunteer's Comments: "As a woman, this organization meets my criteria: making the world a better place for all people," said Mrs. Nash, who ended her two year presidency of the local NCJW last month. "We attack issues. We do community service too. It's a multifaceted organization, which brings out different strengths in women. Last month, we planted trees and helped the environment. We got members out, seniors and children out to help plant. We do a Hanukkah party for seniors every year. We talked to legislators about the Freedom of Religion bill and health care. We try to educate people on issues, Jewish and non-Jewish."
About Mrs. Nash: She has been married to her husband, an attorney in Washington, for 29 years. They have two children, Paul, an attorney in New Orleans, and Nicole, who will be running a camp this summer and teaching at a Hebrew School in the fall.
To make a nomination or receive a nomination form, call Jill L. Kubatko at 715-2813 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Nominations may be faxed to the office at 418-8016.