It's time to recognize our hard working volunteers! The Preeclampsia Foundation is announcing a call for nominations for Volunteer of the Year, an award to be presented on October 27, 2006 at our "Saving Grace: A Night of Hope" benefit. Read on for details and get your nominations in within the next 2 weeks!
Volunteer of the Year Award
To recognize the important role and valuable contributions of our volunteers, the Preeclampsia Foundation (ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œthe FoundationÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â) has established a Volunteer of the Year award, to be awarded annually to a member who epitomizes the true spirit of volunteerism. The award will be presented at ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œSaving Grace: A Night of Hope,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â a benefit gala to be held in San Francisco on October 27, 2006. The recipient will be provided with roundtrip airfare and a one night accommodation at the Mark Hopkins Hotel.
Members of the FoundationÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Board of Directors, as well as paid staff and contractors who are financially compensated by the Foundation are NOT eligible.
All members are encouraged to submit a nomination with the following information:
- Contact information for nominator
- Name of nominee
- Contact information for nominee (address, phone number, email address)
- Length of service with Foundation
- A summary of why the nominee is deserving of the award in 350 words or less.
Nominations must be submitted to email@example.com by the deadline ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Friday, September 1, 2006.
An awards committee will be responsible for selecting the winner. If a member of the committee is nominated, that person will be excused from the selection process. The committee will consider the following guidelines when evaluating each nominee:
Teamwork ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Nominee effectively collaborated in all activities and communications with a positive attitude and is respected by peers, volunteers and community leaders.
Advocacy ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Nominee represented the Foundation with unwavering support and strives to present the organization favorably in all endeavors.
Need - Nominee contributed a needed service to the Foundation.
Initiative - Nominee initiated new programs or activities and used new methods to solve problems.
Achievement - Nominee accomplished desired results.
Impact - The activity or service produced positive changes and provided examples for other areas of the Foundation.
Time - Amount of time devoted to the activity or service was significant.
Nominators may wish to address these categories in their summary and explain how the nominee fulfills any or all of these areas.
The winner will be notified via phone and email by Friday, September 8, 2006. A post in the Forum will be made after the winner is notified. All travel arrangements and hotel accommodations will be handled by the Foundation immediately thereafter.
We encourage every member to submit a nomination....there are plenty of deserving volunteers!
Carol Hamilton, PharmD
Board of Directors - Vice Chair
Director of Volunteer Development
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