The 2011 President's Award was presented at the Gala Dinner during the 2011 AAPO Conference in Christchurch on February 9. It was a great pleasure to be able to present the award in front of industry peers, and to have the awardee acknowledged publicly.
Here is the speech announcing the Award -
The winner of this award has been in business and a member of AAPO since 2006.
She is an award-winning businesswoman and an industry pioneer in her community.
She is serious and passionate about professionalism in our industry.
Despite geographic isolation she has sought out ways to contribute to AAPO - organising a conference far from her home, heading up a sub-committee, and constantly striving to deliver direct benefits to our members.
She uses her skills as an Organiser and Productivity Specialist for the betterment of our Association.
She's a clear thinker and she get stuck in!
She's a fabulous right-hand woman and sounding board for me personally.
The 2011 President's Award goes to Roz Howland!
Congratulations Roz. You so deserve this award for all the hard work, long hours and strategic planning you put into AAPO.