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

2016 NIRMM Theme

“Gaining Inspiration from Words, Concepts and People Linked to Them.”

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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.

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.

Activities/Events: The NIRMM Recommended Reading List will be shared with thousands of people. A new Facebook page has been launched so check it out. Like us on Facebook. Special events include NIRMM Showcase was held for the first time in October to preview NIRMM 2014. Last fall also marked more speaking engagements and presentations for NIRMM Originator/Coordinator Darlene House. Notable among them was being luncheon speaker for Red Hats group and making presentation to Redford Township District Library board acknowledging library’s support during their 10th anniversary year. NIRMM Charity Support Focus involved having a sheet music drive for Charity Music of Michigan. Click on the November 2014 update archives page for details. You can contact Darlene House by referencing information below.

2015 Team:            Anthony Bacon (Logo and Coloring Sheet Designer),Sylvia Hubbard (Web Site Designer), Cathleen Hagan (Facebook Page Designer), Calligraphy by Coley, Raye Lynn Russell, (Media Relations Specialist).

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Popular Past Themes for Reflection

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.