It's long been a fact that Glenbow Museum sets the bar high when it comes to talented, skilled volunteers. Now we can take pride in the fact that our program administrators are leaders as well.
On April 25, Lynn McShane and Connie Cook, who job-share the role of Managing Administrator for Glenbow's Volunteer Resources Program, received the inaugural Leadership in Volunteer Management Award. Presented by Suncor Energy Inc. during the tenth annual Volunteer Calgary's Leadership Awards, Lynn and Connie were honoured for the their leadership of Glenbow's volunteer program.
The rationale for the award notes, "These managers are unsung heroes who ensure volunteers succeed in their roles, and who contribute to the overall success of an organization." With over 20,000 hours in volunteer contribution this past year, Lynn and Connie's efforts have had an impact in every area within the museum.
The nominating committee consisted of five of Glenbow's senior volunteers: Lavon Whiteside, Molly O'Neil, Helen Cusworth, Alison de Caen and Margaret Elliot. Between them, they have contributed over 150 years of volunteer service to Glenbow, and as Lavon Whiteside notes, "we know Connie and Lynn have the best interests of every volunteer at heart."
To see a video clip of Lynn and Connie's achievements, go to Volunteer Calgary website and click on "1. Leadership in Volunteer Management - Lynn McShane and Connie Cook, Glenbow Museum" http://www.volunteercalgary.ab.ca/volunteer/leadershipawards/leadershipawards.html
Volunteer Calgary hosts the Leadership Awards every year during National Volunteer Week to celebrate the contributions of volunteers to our community. The stories told at the Leadership Awards promote the value of volunteering, and serve as an inspiration for others to get involved.
Congratulations Lynn and Connie!