Members of the Utah Women's Political Caucus will hold the 17th annual Susa Young Gates Birthday Party and Luncheon on April 29 at the Ristorante Della Fontana.

A social hour will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and the awards ceremony at 12:30 p.m.The Susa Young Gates event was initiated by the caucus in 1972 to honor women who have given outstanding service to women in Utah and demonstrated their dedication to human rights. The awards program takes its name from Susa Young Gates, a daughter of Brigham Young. Gates was a suffragette and and active worker in the service of Utah women.

Fifty-five women have been honored during the last 16 years by the Utah Women's Political Caucus. Award recipients have included members of the Utah State Legislature, the United States Congress, a former Presidential cabinet member and a former Utah first lady.

Organizations, clubs and individuals may submit women's names for consideration for the honor. The nominations should be addressed to Lou Jean Flint, 450 E. 100 South, No. 30, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111. Nominations should be postmarked no later than March 24. Each nomination should be accompanied by a cover letter stating why the nominee is qualified for the award, plus a one-page resume and brief documentation of the nominee' s contributions and outstanding service in the cause of human rights.

The Utah Women's Political Caucus is an affiliate of the National Women's Political Caucus. It aims at encouraging women to run for political office and works for women candidates and women's issues.

Luncheon chairman is Lou Jean Flint, assisted by Sandra W. Bagley, Denise Beaudoin, Sue S. Brown, Barbara McFarlane and Adriana Sampson.

For further information about the event, or to make reservations, write Utah Women's Political Caucus, in care of Adriana Sampson, treasurer, P. O. Box 8745, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108.

Cost of the luncheon is $15 per person.