Awards

Farmers Helping Farmers Recognizes Volunteers

Farmers Helping Farmers has established four awards to recognize the contributions of its volunteers, supporters and members. The organization is extremely fortunate to have individuals and groups working in partnership, and raising funds to assist with the challenges faced by many Kenyan farm women and their families.

Nominations for the 2017 awards must be post-marked no later than May 5, 2017.

Please send your nomination(s) to Sandra MacKinnon Awards Committee at rareearthpotato@eastlink.ca.

The 2017 Awards will be presented at Annual Meeting 2017

The four Categories include:

Volunteer of the Year Award

Recognizes an active member of the organization who has volunteered significant hours to one or more organization projects/activities during the past year. They have contributed their talents, energy and skills to promote and/or advance the organization during the past year and have provided service or action that might be considered above and beyond the call of duty during the past year.  Their actions are recognized and valued by other members.

Click here for Volunteer of the Year form.

Honorary Life Member: Recognizes members who have made an outstanding and substantial contribution to the organization and its purpose. They have inspired and encouraged others to be engaged, and have served as an example within the organization.

Click here for Honourary Members Nomination form.

Farmers Helping Farmers Youth Award:

Recognizes individuals (25 years and younger) and youth groups (classrooms, 4-H, AY, Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, etc.) who have made outstanding contributions to public awareness about Farmers Helping Farmers and its work in Kenya.  The successful nominee will be recognized for their extraordinary spirit that makes their contribution an inspiration to others, and exemplifies citizenship and volunteerism.

Click here for FHF Youth Award Nomination form.

Friend of Farmers Helping Farmers Award: Recognizes individuals and businesses who are not members of Farmers Helping Farmers, but who have made a lasting and extending contribution to the association. Contributions may be in the form of financial or in-kind.

Click here for Friends of FHF Nomination form.

Congratulations to past recipients:

Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes member(s) who have made an outstanding contribution to the organizations and its project/activities during the past year.

2016:  Reg MacDonald and Dr. Shauna Richards

Friend of Farmers Helping Farmers Award recognizes individuals and businesses who are not members of Farmers Helping Farmers, but who have made a lasting and extending contribution to the association. Contributions may be in the form of financial or in-kind.

2016:  Charlottetown Police Services
2015:  Noreen and George Shaw
2014:  Irwin and Parker Jewell - Jewell's Produce Ltd.
2013:  Rotary Club of Stratford
2012:  Souris Village Feast
2011:  Chef Emily Wells & staff at Agriculture Canada, Livestock Research Centre
2010:  Gerry McQuaid and the Hillsborough Rotary Club
2009:  Bev and Shirlee Simpson - Vesey’s Seeds Ltd
2008:  Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty

Farmers Helping Farmers Youth Award recognizes individuals (25 years and younger) and youth groups (classrooms, 4-H, AY, Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, etc.) who have made outstanding contributions to public awareness about Farmers Helping Farmers and its work in Kenya. The successful nominee will be recognized for their extraordinary spirit that makes their contribution an inspiration to others, and exemplifies citizenship and volunteerism.

2016:  Hillcrest United Church Sunday School, Montague
2015:  Youth of Margate Pastoral Charge
2014:  West Kent Kenya Kousins Group
2013:  Ellen Moore
2012:  The Challenge Girls Leadership Club
2011:  Award Recipient: Caitlin McCarthy
2010:  UPEI Nursing Students (2009 and 2010)
2009:  Stonepark Farmers Helping Farmers Club
2008:  Stuart MacLean, Lot 16

Honourary Life Membership recognizes members who have made an outstanding and substantial contribution to the organization and its purpose. They have inspired and encouraged others to be engaged, and have served as an example within the organization.

2016:  Carolyn Francis
2015:  Dr. John Vanleeuwen
2014:  Dr. Linnell Edwards, Charlottetown
2013:  Dr. Winston Johnston
2012:  Dykerman Family
2011:  Harry Baglole
2010:  Priscilla Myers
2009:  Patsy Dingwell and Shaad Olingo
2008:  Barry Cudmore, Ellen Cudmore, Guy Cudmore, Roy Dickieson, Teresa Mellish, Katie VanEkris, and Olive Weeks

(Founding members of the organization who have remained active in the organization for the past 27 years.)