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Announcement of Volunteer Award WINNERS 2019 

It's time to announce the winners of the Multiples NZ Volunteer Awards for 2019.

The winners of these awards weren announced at the Multiples NZ National Training Forum Gala Dinner, held in Wellington at the Brentwood Hotel on Saturday 19th of October 2019. 

Congratulations to everyone who has been nominated and thank you to all those who submitted a nomination.

EMERGING VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR 2019

Awarded to a volunteer who has stepped up and made a difference in their club or the New Zealand multiples community in their first 18 months as a volunteer (either on a committee or in a specific volunteer role e.g. starting a sub-branch, running a playgroup, being a contact person). The award highlights not only their contribution thus far, but their potential/intention to contribute to the multiple’s community in the future.

The volunteer must be a financial member of a Multiples NZ affiliated club or Multiples NZ

Prize includes $50 cash and $100 to the winner’s local Multiples NZ affiliated club.

Winner: Jodie McCartney, Multiples Auckland North

Runner Up: Stacey Petkov, KapiMana Multiples

 

SUPPORT PERSON OF THE YEAR 2019

Awarded to a volunteer who has provided exceptional service by supporting a family or families with multiples in the past year.

The volunteer must be a financial member of a Multiples NZ affiliated club or Multiples NZ

Prize includes $50 cash and $100 to the winners local Multiples NZ affiliated club.

Winner: Rosie Ponifasio-Hughes,  Multiples Auckland North (Whangarei Satellite)

Runner Up: Nicole Santos, Multiples Bay of Plenty

 

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR 2019

Awarded to a volunteer who has provided exceptional service for the betterment of families with multiples within their local area or nationally.

The volunteer must be a financial member of a Multiples NZ affiliated club or Multiples NZ

Prize includes $50 cash and $100 to the winner’s local Multiples NZ affiliated club.

Winner: Sophie McInnes, Multiples Canterbury

Runner Up: Zelia Boyd, Manawatu Multiples

 

COMMUNITY DEDICATION 2019

Awarded to a volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to their club or the New Zealand multiples community for at least five years regardless of their role - from committee members to those people helping behind the scenes.

Prize includes $50 cash and $100 to the winner’s local Multiples NZ affiliated club.

Winner: Ainslee Jacobson,  Wellington Multiples

 

CLUB OF THE YEAR 2019

Awarded to a Multiples NZ affiliated club that encompasses all or some of the following attributes:

  • Has built and/or maintains a strong sense of belonging in its members.
  • There has been significant membership growth and retention of members.
  • Develops and implements innovative projects that support the needs of multiple families
  • Is governed by a committee that acts in the best interests its member families, understands its responsibilities and has systems in place to exercise them properly.
  • Shows a willingness to share ideas and experiences at a national level.
  • Grows and maintains positive relationships with the wider community, support agencies and national sponsors.
  • Recovered after facing significant challenges such as dwindling membership, lack of committee or finances.

Must be a financial member of Multiples NZ

$300 cash prize

Winner: Manawatu Multiples

Runner Up: Multiples Auckland North