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Parkinson’s Victoria Recognition Awards

Jul. 28, 2020

Each year Parkinson’s Victoria recognises the significant contribution members of the community make in supporting people living with Parkinson’s and their families.

Our annual awards program recognises the services of both individuals and groups for their contribution to activities, years of services and outstanding commitment to the Parkinson’s community.

If you would like to see an individual or group acknowledged for their service to your local community or the wider Parkinson’s community, why not nominate them for one of the Parkinson’s Victoria Recognition Awards? It may be a support group leader, local business supporter, a health care professional or anyone who has shown outstanding support. 

The following awards are open to nominations from all members of the community, not only members of Parkinson’s Victoria:

Awards and criteria

Sir Zelman Cowen Award: This award, the highest honour available, is presented annually to an individual, recognising their outstanding service to Parkinson’s Victoria and services to people living with Parkinson’s.

Sir Zelman Cowen generously gave permission for the award to be in his name, which is most appropriate, recognising his own outstanding community service to all Australians, and his personal journey with Parkinson’s.

Harold Waldron Carer’s Award: This new award will honour a family member or friend who has been touched by Parkinson’s and has made a significant difference to the Parkinson’s community, through their voluntary leadership or support of a leader, through their consistency, length of service and dedication to the community.

Honorary Life Membership: Recognises outstanding service, normally over a period of at least 15 years.

Five, Ten and Fifteen Year Services Awards: Recognises the continuous service of volunteers in an administrative, project or service capacity.

Community Recognition Award: Recognises the significant contribution of an individual or an organisation to events or activities.

Calling for nominations 

Board Members, Presidents, Boards and CEO’s of other organisations, members and the community are entitled to nominate suitable candidates for the following awards:

Nominations for the Sir Zelman Cowen Award should include full written details of an individual, recognising their outstanding service to Parkinson’s Victoria and services to people living with Parkinson’s – the work they do, years of service, how long they have been involved with Parkinson’s Victoria, commitment & dedication to people with Parkinson’s, their achievements and how those achievements have benefitted people affected by Parkinson’s.

Nominations for the Harold Waldron Carer’s Award should include full written details of an individual, outlining their outstanding service to Parkinson’s Victoria and services to people living with Parkinson’s through their voluntary leadership or support of a leader, through their consistency, length of service and dedication to the community.

Nominations for Honorary Life Membership should include full written details of an individual, including their service to the Parkinson’s community over a period of at least 15 years.

Nominations for the Five, Ten or Fifteen Year Services Awards should include written details outlining the continuous service of a volunteer in an administrative, project or service capacity.

Nominations for the Community Recognition Award should include written details of the contribution of an individual or organisation to an event or activity.

Nominations for the awards close on 20 September, 2020 and should be addressed to The Board of Parkinson’s Victoria c/o info@parkinsons-vic.org.au or to PO Box 239, Surrey Hills, VIC 3127.

All nominations also require you to fill out a Nomination Form

Assessment of nominations

Nominations will be considered and assessed by the Board of Parkinson’s Victoria. If no suitable nominations are received, no award is given.

Note: Current Board members of Parkinson’s Victoria are not entitled to receive these awards.

Presentation of the awards

The awards will be announced in November 2020.

 

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