RECOGNITION COMMITTEE: 2018 RECAP & 2019 MID-YEAR REPORT
Mid-Year Report: January 2019 - July 2019
Committee Chair: Sasha Grifith
Committee Overview & 2018 Recap (October - D ecember)
In 2018, AORE's Awards Committee restructured itself in order to increase overall effectiveness and reach with members, with overall responsibilities being redistributed across two different groups (Awards Action Team & Recognition Committee). The Awards Action Team works under the conference planning committee and drives much of efforts involved with association awards and conference scholarships. In October 2018, a total of ten (10) AORE members received awards across seven (7) categories during the annual conference in Snowbird, UT. The full list of recipients is provided below:
The newly renamed Recognition Committee now focuses on year-round member appreciation initiatives. Committee members provide advice and recommendations to the AORE Board of Directors and National Office on matters relating to awards and member recognition given by or through the association. Want more information on the efforts of these dedicated volunteers, including how to get more involved? Check out our newsroom article that covers everything from the Recognition Committee's goals and mission to details on the various ways you can become more engaged! [READ MORE]
- Student Lit Award (Ryan Brady and Kevin Buchanan)
- Student Scholarships (Abigail Morrissey and Kathleen McTighe)
- Student Bridge Builder Award (Anna Hisnanick and Robert Warner)
- Jim Rennie Award (Guy deBrun)
- Bill March Award (Christian Spohn)
- David J. Webb Award (West Virginia University)
- Patsy Kott Award (Amanda Preperato)
Recognition Committee: 2019 Highlights (January - July)
During the first two quarters, the committee experienced successes in multiples areas as well as new growth overall. The following list of developments represents some of the biggest wins to date this year.
CALL TO ACTION: YOUR VOICE MATTERS! AORE is powered by its members. Your programs and projects enrich our collective community, inspiring all of us to work harder, dream bigger, and never take "no" for an answer. This year, the Recognition Committee wants to share more of your stories so that everyone can benefit from the challenges faced and the lessons learned along the way. Whether you'd like to lift up fellow colleagues, showcase a success, highlight best practices, or recount tales from the trail, your perspective packs a punch and we want to hear from you! If you have something you'd like to have highlighted in a future issue of the "Members in Motion" series, please contact Sasha Grifith, Recognition Committee Chair, via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.