Volunteer Victoria has Spirit – Wins Gold for 10th Year in a Row!

Executive Director Val Green and Employee Campaign Chair Lori Elder proudly accept the Community Partner Spirit Award on behalf of their staff and volunteers.

Executive Director Val Green & Employee Campaign Chair Lori Elder proudly accept the Community Partner Spirit Award on behalf of their staff and volunteers. Photo credit: www.elighphoto.com

Left to right: Sylvia, Marjorie, Connie, Jean, Margaret, Shelagh, Shannon. Front left to right: Louise, Geoff, Kelly. Missing: Chris, Betty and Nancy.
Our valued volunteers/campaign supporters from left to right: Sylvia, Marjorie, Connie, Jean, Margaret, Shelagh, Shannon. Front left to right: Louise, Geoff, Kelly. Missing: Chris, Betty and Nancy.
Left to right: Val Green, Lori Elder, Bonnie van Volkenburg, Tara Macdonald, Nick Lyons, John Kay. Front left to right: Louise Keith and Lornna Olson. Missing: Beth Cougler Blom and Bob Gilmour.

Volunteer Victoria's staff from left to right: Val Green, Lori Elder, Bonnie van Volkenburg, Tara Macdonald, Nick Lyons, John Kay. Front left to right: Louise Keith and Lornna Olson. Missing: Beth Cougler Blom and Bob Gilmour.

For over ten years our amazing staff, board and volunteers have come through for those in need in our community. In each of the past ten years, Volunteer Victoria has earned a gold bar in recognition of our ability “to build organized capacity to improve people’s lives in our community.”

I have had the pleasure of being our Employee Campaign Chair for the past four years, and am very proud of our amazing team and accomplishments. In this, our 35th year of serving our community, we have also won the coveted Community Partner Spirit Award!

What does this mean? Here is how the United Way describes it:

Spirit Awards are presented to those volunteers and organizations in the community who have put forth an exceptional effort on behalf of the United Way during the annual community campaign, mostly in workplaces. Thanks in part to their hard work, the community raised $6.7 million.”

Congratulations and sincere thanks to our small but mighty team, and to all of you in our community who gave so generously, especially during these challenging fiscal times. Our community needs us all now more than ever.

Our Loaned Representative Wyatt Marchessault (BC Pension Corporation) was also a very valued team member.

Thank you United Way for recognizing our team in this way. It means a lot to us.

We are looking forward to another fun and successful campaign next year!

By: Lori Elder
Employee Campaign Chair, Volunteer Victoria

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Does your organization have a workplace campaign? Not yet? You can make a difference too! Go to http://www.uwgv.ca/ to learn how you/your team can be part of the solution.

 





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