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Annual November Month-Long Celebration Originated in 2005 by Darlene House, House of Communications Owner/Chief Communications Specialist

2013 NIRMM Theme

“Revisiting Past Creations to Inspire Future Innovations.”

(Note: NIRMM Originator Ultimate Historic Role Model is Ida B. Wells Barnett)

Welcome to the official Web site for National Inspirational Role Models Month (NIRMM).

Here you will find posted information reflecting official aspects of the celebration.

  • Experience past celebrations’ excitement by visiting our Highlights Station.
  • Stop by our Activities Station to discover fun and games for everyone.
  • Check with our Newsroom for background information, media/special coverage references and news releases.
  • Learn more about awards winners by visiting the Awards Winners’ Circle.
  • Stay informed by returning to our Celebration Insights Station for updates about official celebration components.
  • Spend quality time in our Inspiration Station learning about ways others have celebrated/plan to celebrate NIRMM.
  • For celebration partners/supporters, check out our Resource Page.

Don’t forget to contact us to share your NIRMM celebration highlights. We want to know about who inspires you and what is done to honor them.


2008 Theme:   Enjoying Beautiful Creations with Inspiring Revelations.

Purpose:          To acknowledge impact contemporary and historic role models have on our lives.  Individuals chosen for recognition may include celebrities, historic figures, relatives, friends, colleagues and associates.  Celebrate with creative projects and activities featuring historic role models and by spending time with contemporary role models.


Literary Leaders

Awards:          In 2006, these three awards were presented for the first time during the Essence of Motown Writers Conference.  Powerful Prolific Pioneer Award was presented in honor of historic or contemporary role model/company or organization actively involved with practicing/advocating professional writing-related careers and the process of mentoring others.   Significant Scribe Supporter Award was presented to a contemporary role model/company or organization actively involved with practicing/advocating professional writing-related careers and the process of mentoring others.  Creative Writing Artistic Commemorator Award was designated for nominee who showed an appreciation for the field of writing through single work of art or project. For information about award winners to date, check out the NIRMM Awards Winner’s Circle.

New Activities/Events: In 2008, several celebration components will be added. The NIRMM Recommended Reading List will be shared with thousands of people. Special events include NIRMM Salute featuring calligraphy expert with beautiful writing insights. A southeastern Michigan tri-county Inspirational Writing Workshop Series will be launched in conjunction with Detroit Working Writers. This fall also marks the publication of Remarkable Reprints: A Collection of Acclaimed Articles and Crowd-Pleasing Columns by NIRMM Originator Darlene House. It features some stories spotlighting inspirational role models. For details about the NIRMM 2008 celebration, visit the updated NIRMM official Web site at nirmm.com. There you will find enlightening information and fun activities for kids of all ages. You can also contact House by referencing information below.

2008 Partners:            Anthony Bacon (Logo and Coloring Sheet Designer), Detroit Working Writers, MLB Crafts (Reminder Magnet), Sylvia Hubbard (Web Site Designer/ Manager).

nirmm.com ~~ nirmmnews@yahoo.com ~~ 313.778.1550

House of Communications ~~ P.O. Box 23598 ~~ Detroit, MI  48223

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2012 NIRMM Theme
“Gaining Inspiration from Wonderful People and Wonders of the World.”

2010 NIRMM Theme
“Acknowledging the Dynamic Inspiration of Family, Friends and Community.”

2008 Theme: Enjoying Beautiful Creations with Inspiring Revelations.