Sunday, May 15, 2011

Delta Youth Awards

On May 14 the Rotary clubs of Tsawwassen-Pt Roberts, Ladner and North Delta (D5050) presented their 3rd annual Delta Youth Awards. Rotary’s motto of Service Above Self is demonstrated in the lives and activities of the youth of Delta who received these awards and make their community and the world a better place.
The Rotary clubs of Delta are congratulated on bringing to life Rotary’s third avenue of Service – “New Generations Service”.  The club members were joined by the local MLA, Fire Chief, Deputy Chief of Police and acting Mayor in presented the awards. Nominations are received from schools, individuals, youth workers and Rotarians in the community.
This is a community recognition of youth other Rotary clubs are encouraged to organize in their community. Contact Ladner President Guillermo Bustos or Tsawwassen President Rick Lewall.
Significant media coverage is received by the clubs for this event.
Award Categories:
Compassion and Empathy
This individual demonstrates compassion and empathy for others in the form of a single event, project, or series of actions over a period of time. It is their individual act of caring and kindness that relieves the suffering brings happiness or promotes peace within their community.
Inner Strength
This individual has achieved victory over adversity. This person has shown hope, courage and optimism by overcoming difficulty. He or she has demonstrated leadership or the ability to turn things around by making something good out of a bad situation. This act may be related to a personal health, addiction, individual loss, or injury. It may also be related towards others in an unfortunate circumstance.
Helping Hand
This individual helps without seeking personal reward or accolades. It is given to someone who grasps an opportunity to help a friend, relative or neighbour, engages in random acts of kindness or is always willing to make the world a better place by reaching out to others.
This award will recognize an act or project that is international in nature. Recognition may address relief efforts, health and prevention, peace and understanding, alleviate poverty, build bridges or celebrate diversity.
Service Above Self
Presented to a group of students and their teacher - this award was presented by DG Penny Offer
Alumni Recognition Award
Past winner of a Delta Youth Award who continues to reach out to others even under difficult circumstances.  

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