By Maralee Sautter, IDL SIG Manager
It gives me great pleasure to announce the recipients of IDL SIG awards for 2022. These are SIG-specific awards to celebrate the contributions of our great volunteers and make recognition within the reach of more SIG members. Awards are given to outstanding volunteers who work hard to make our SIG the amazing community that it is.
There are two awards that may be given for the calendar year:
- SIG Volunteer Achievement Award recognizes the services of a SIG volunteer over time. To be eligible, the recipient demonstrates consistent service to the SIG over a period of two or more years, either as a volunteer in a recurring role, or as a volunteer who has served in many ways without having held an elected office or appointed position.
- SIG New Volunteer Award recognizes a SIG member who demonstrates consistent service in a short period of time. To be eligible, the recipient needs to be a SIG member for longer than one year, but who has offered significant volunteer activity for the first time in the history of their membership.
This year’s winners are…
The Volunteer Achievement award goes to Marcia Shannon, a long-time SIG member who has served in many volunteer capacities, including manager, secretary, and membership manager. Marcia’s award citation reads:
For volunteering for a multitude of roles within the SIG, sharing your editing and mentoring skills within the volunteer team, and providing loyal support to the SIG.
The New Volunteer award goes to our student liaison and secretary, Ruth-Anne Klassen, who has actively served on several committees and fulfilled short-term jobs within the community while maintaining her other roles. Ruth-Anne’s citation reads:
For your strong work ethic, evolving leadership skills, and willingness to step outside your comfort zone to explore opportunities that support the SIG.
Congratulations to Marcia and Ruth-Anne! You are extraordinary volunteers, and we appreciate your contributions to the SIG.
We are proud of all our STC and SIG awards. You can view our award recipients on the website.