The Youth Awards Luncheon, May 19, 2018, recognized the Lakes & Prairies District Youth of the Year, Taylor Hiller (middle left), sponsored by the Exchange Club of Waseca; and A.C.E. Award recipient, Jamal Holmes (middle right), sponsored by the Waterloo Sunrise Exchange Club. Also pictured (left to right): 2017-18 District President Larry Shollenbarger, Awards Committee Chairperson Sheila Kittleson, Region 9 Vice President Kathy Mize, and Region 3 Vice President Dennis Koch. Taylor and Jamal each received $1,000 scholarships.
Dear Exchange Club Officer:
Attached are the 2018-19 Nomination Forms for this year’s District Recognition Awards. Please pass this information on to your designated Awards Chairperson in your club.
Each club is encouraged to recognize their outstanding members at the local level and to also submit their nominations for consideration at the district level. Each club has outstanding Exchangites. Let’s show our appreciation for their efforts. Please submit your club’s nominations no later than Friday, April 19, 2019. The district winners will be announced at the District Convention, May 16-19, in Bloomington, Minnesota.
The District Awards will include Exchangite of the Year, Rookie of the Year, All American Volunteer of the Year, Exchangite Hall of Fame Award, Best Club, Best Club Bulletin, and Best Club Web Site.
District Youth Awards will also be given for Student of the Year and A.C.E. Those nominations are due no later than Friday, April 12th. The 2018-19 theme for Youth of the Year is, “How I am a catalyst in my community.”
Please note that award winners must be present at the District Meeting Awards Banquet in order to receive the award being given. These include Student of the Year, A.C.E., “Exchangite of the Year”, “Rookie of the Year” and “All American Volunteer” awards. Confirmation from the club that the winner will be in attendance will be required before printing plaques. If the individual does not show after having confirmation, the club will be asked to reimburse the district for the cost incurred. The exception to this rule is the “Exchangite Hall of Fame” award. They do not need to be present to be awarded the honor. Best Club, Best Bulletin and Best Website can be accepted by any club member in attendance, but must have someone there to accept.
Thank you for taking the time to say thank you to our fellow Exchangites and youth recognizing them for their outstanding contributions to your club, communities and country.
Lakes & Prairies
Awards Committee Chair
Sheila Kittleson firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit your club’s nominations no later than Friday, April 19, 2019. The district winners will be announced at the District Convention, May 16-19, in Bloomington, Minnesota.