Professional Organizers in Canada (POC) recently announced the nominees for this year’s Harold Taylor Award, which was created in 2001 to recognize outstanding individual contribution, guidance and direction to the organizing profession and the association.
Every year, POC members are invited to nominate the member whom they feel best exemplifies the mission of POC, and who by their actions has made a significant contribution to the field of organizing. The nominations are reviewed by a volunteer committee who then selects the winner. Past recipients are Harold Taylor, Margaret Miller, Karen Sencich & Laurene Livesey-Park, Hellen Buttigieg, Estelle Gee (pictured above), Morva Bowman, Debra Milne, and Donna Campbell. Having known every one of these individuals, I can testify as to the level of hard work and dedication that a member must put forth to receive this honor.
I’m not familiar with all of this year’s nominees, but I do know most of them, and I can see that the selection committee members will have their work cut out for them! Please join me in congratulating Carolyn Caldwell, Kerri Lewin, Linda Chu, Michelle Nichols, Kristie Demke, Colette Robichaud, Alex Fayle, Alexandra Ross, Joel-Marc Golberg, Christa Wagner, Steve Ilott, Jane Woolsey, and Soraiya Kara.
The winner will be announced and the award presented at the POC Annual Conference Gala Dinner in Calgary this November.