Magic Moments – My Volunteer of Distinction Award

On Thursday night, Hubbie and I headed out to our district school board head office so that I could collect my Volunteer of Distinction Award.

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At the end of the last school year the Principal at youngest Sons school told me that I was being put forward for the award,  I was completely stunned. I work at school on a voluntary basis between 3 and 4 times a week, I have a group of kids that I give speech therapy to, I help kids who have ADHD with their reading and generally giving them one to one attention.  I help with the immunization clinics, occasional admin work and our SCC (PTA) weekly pizza lunch fundraiser and although I am there almost as much as the teachers I never make a fuss about what I do, other volunteers tend to be a bit more vocal about their contributions but I do it because I enjoy it and never expected anything from it so I was really surprised when I was recognized for my work.

 

On the way to the event I felt more like I was going for root canal at the dentist rather than an award ceremony, I never do anything that draws attention to myself so I was extremely nervous and kept imagining all kinds of scenarios where I tripped in my heels and face-plant on the stage in front of everyone!  Fortunately that didn’t happen, I’m relieved to say I walked onto the stage collected my award, smiled for my photo and didn’t embarrass myself in front of hundreds of people, phew!

 

I received these beautiful blue roses, a certificate and a lovely engraved pen.  I do what I do because I enjoy it and because I like to be feel useful, so to be rewarded for it was such a lovely magic moment for me 😀

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13 thoughts on “Magic Moments – My Volunteer of Distinction Award

  1. Rachel

    Congratulations! How lovely to be recognised for all the hard work you do. You so deserve it. I used to volunteer in my children’s school when they were little and I loved it. Well done 🙂

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  2. Jill

    Congrats Lou on your award. Volunteers do such a fab job and very rarely get thanks. It’s lovely they have rewarded you for all your good work xxx

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  3. Mama Syder

    Really lovely Lou! Well Done! Blue Roses are what I wanted for my bridal bouquet but we couldnt get them ordered at such short notice at the time. Beautiful bouquet xxx

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