The President's Award
The President's Award was created to recognize a member or volunteer who has helped to solve a critical problem, worked behind the scenes on a special project, provided a unique contribution or provided extraordinary leadership to the organization.
Photo: Aleks Vasic (left) and presenter PAVRO President, Helena Finn-Vickers
As the outgoing President, it was my honour to award Aleks Vasic with the President's Award this year. Award criteria is quite broad, seeking to highlight a person/persons who support, encourage and improve the experience of our members and the organization, and in her role as Vice President for the PAVRO Board Aleks has truly been a leader focused on improving the member experience. She jumped in to participate in the newly formed Finance Committee and did extra research to better understand financial reporting; contract language plus was a critical partner in the budget planning process. Our 2019 Synergize conference required a PAVRO Board representative and it was Aleks who jumped straight in to support the committee to develop a top-notch conference for all our partners. As well, she was an excellent sounding board for me on Board activities, meeting planning and needs, always creative ideas and a can-do spirit that is truly inspiring. I am so grateful for a leader like Aleks and was proud to present the President's Award to her. ~Helena Finn-Vickers
About Aleks: With 12 years in volunteer management, Aleks brings valuable insight to the profession. She has also dedicated many years as a PAVRO Board of Director and currently holds the title of President where she oversees the general management of the affairs and operations and is responsible for the effective management of the organization's infrastructure. Aleks' titles include: Manager, Volunteer Program at New Circles; PAVRO President; Past President of TAVA.
2012 Conference Committee
Mary Lou Tinmouth