The Lotta of the Year

The distinction of Lotta of the Year can be awarded to a Finnish woman who has distinguished herself in the activities of the Lotta Svärd or has worked unfailingly for the good of others in the spirit of the Lotta Svärd. It is planned to request in the future proposals from various organizations and associations for persons to receive this distinction. The name of the recipient is officially announced each year on the 6th of December, Finland’s Independence Day.

The award can also be given to an organization that meets the above-mentioned criteria.

Lotta of the Year 2007 Tellervo Hakkarainen

Lotta of the Year 2008 Hilda Laasonen

Lotta of the Year 2009 Raili Malmberg

Lotta of the Year 2010 Riitta Uosukainen

Lotta of the Year 2011 Aune Rahola

Lotta of the Year 2012 Elisabeth Rehn

Lotta of the Year 2013 Marjatta Usva

Lotta of the Year 2014 Helvi Frick

Lotta of the Year 2015 Aura Aumo

Lotta of the Year 2016 Maija Kitinoja

Lotta of the Year 2017 Ritva Tuulos

Lotta of the Year 2018 Airi Nieminen