Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Awards and Such

All of you have heard me talk about the planning I was doing for our Battalion Volunteer Recognition Lunch. I have been meaning to write about it and just haven't had the chance. It was held last Tuesday and to be honest it went FAR better than I ever expected.

The weeks leading up to it I spent working on the volunteer gifts which was an etched vase with our unit crest. I am so happy with how they turned out. I also spent many days on the office floor of our FRSA framing awards.


We had it at an Italian restaurant and it was delicious! We had a very nice private room and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. The awesome company commanders were even generous enough to pay for the lunches of their volunteers.

Now I don't normally like to talk about myself receiving awards but I was very surprised and honored when I was given both the Yellow Rose of Texas and the Commander's Award for Public Service. I volunteer because I want to and enjoy it, not to be recognized. I have loved my time as both the BN FRG Advisor and the Bravo Co. FRG Leader. Being able to work with the soldiers and their families has been the most amazing experience I could ever hope for.





I also had the chance to say a special thank you to our amazing, FRSA (family readiness support assistant) Sonia and our Brigade FRG Advisor, Kim. These two ladies have been absolutely wonderful and I am so thankful for them.


It was a wonderful afternoon recognizing the hard work of all these volunteers. Since our unit is in the process of deactivating I hope they know how instrumental they have been in making it a great unit. I will be bummed when people start moving to other units and PCS'ing.


 Happy Wednesday Everyone!


33 comments:

  1. you are truly a model spouse! i admire all the work you put into making your husband's unit feel like a family. :)

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  2. Congrats on the awards -- you deserve them! You work so hard!

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  3. Awww! Thats great that you were recognized for your commitment to public service! You most certainly deserve those awards!! :)

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  4. Congrats on your awards. You've done an amazing job with everything in you FRG.

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  5. Congratulations on your awards. You are such a wonderful lady and a great role model.

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  6. Big congrats to you, that's awesome that you were recognized!!

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  7. Congrats, you deserve to be recognized for all your hard work!

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  8. Congrats! You deserve a little recognition for all your hard work!

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  9. Congrats on the awards! What an honor! You surely deserve them for all of the hard work you do!

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  10. Congrats - you truly deserved the awards!! Also, your hair looks adorable in these pictures!

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  11. Congratulations! You definitely deserve the awards with all the work you put in. It really comes through how much you care when you talk about it on the blog.

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  12. Congrats! You are truly an Army inspiration :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I have loved every second of my volunteering. Can't think of a better way to spend my time. :)

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  13. I know you don't do it for the recognition but to make a change for your unit. This is why you so deserve these awards, because indeed your hard work has made a big change for the families!!

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  14. congratulations!!! you deserve it!!!

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  15. Congrats and you deserve some recognition for all your hard work! Thanks for all you do for others! Hugs!

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  16. Congrats my friend and great job with it all! Amazing you were able to find time to do this in btwn classes.. go you!

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  17. Congrats! That is really amazing!

    And prayers for your nephew!

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  18. Wow! Congratulations on the award, dear girl!!!

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  19. I'm sure you deserved every bit of recognition. It's always nice to know you're thought of. Congrats!

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  20. Looks like you had a fun time, and everything looked so pretty!! :)

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  21. Congrats on the Yellow Rose! That's a big deal!! (So is the Commander's, but I think the Yellow Rose is cooler, lol)

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  22. Wow! Congratulations Jen!! That's fantastic! And I'm so glad that the event turned out amazingly!

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  23. Congrats! I'm not surprised one bit that you got an award, because you obviously deserve it! Glad everything went well too.

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  24. Congratulations!!! You totally amaze me with how involved you are in volunteer work while taking classes. You are a rockstar!!

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  25. Congratulations! Volunteer work is very rewarding!

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  26. What a great event! Congratulations on your awards! So happy for you! :)

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