I was asked how I felt to receive the RAHB Volunteer of the Year award. I was more than surprised, I was shocked! I didn’t know that I was getting this award, and I had absolutely no idea that I was receiving this honour. I wanted to volunteer with RAHB because I thought that I could make a difference in our profession, better it for RAHB members, and help to continue to make our board progressive on all levels.To be recognized for all my efforts is so heartwarming and I am so thankful.
Surprised doesn’t begin to express how I felt when I received RAHB’s Award of Merit — thrilled comes closer. Through the years I have loved our Association and done my best to contribute to it, but I never expected an award for it! Each time I look at the award sitting in my office, I smile at how much I have learned and grown and benefited from committee and governance participation. Receiving this award is an ‘icing on the cake’ of the past 30 years. I am so very grateful.
Being involved with many community organizations and Boards is just something I do, and I gain much personal gratification from it. So to be honoured by RAHB and my peers was amazing, and pretty humbling. We don’t share our extra curricular activities in the course of daily business, so recognition, publicly and personally, for many hours and years of dedication was an exceptional reward.