Welcome Couple and Individual of the Year

Posted: 23 Nov 2019 10:27 AM

History and Purpose

GWRRA's Couple of the Year Program was instituted in 1988 as a successor to our nine-year tradition of selecting a Wing Ding Queen to serve as ambassador for our association. First and foremost, the program provides an opportunity for local Chapters to recognize and honor a Couple each year for their dedication, accomplishments and participation within the Chapter. Secondly, it establishes a process for identifying outstanding Couples who can serve their Districts, and ultimately the International GWRRA organization. These Couples demonstrate what it means to be a committed, involved, and supporting member of the GWRRA family.

The Couple of the Year Program is one of the premier programs of GWRRA and with the changing dynamics in membership demographics, the Program is continually evolving to adapt to the needs of the membership. We are now moving from a single International Couple of the Year Selection covering North America to the establishment of a six International Couples of the Year covering five North American territories and one territory encompassing all Overseas membership. This will allow our Couple of the Year Program greater physical coverage of our membership on a global scale and offers our couples a more attainable goal as the field opens up.

​The emergence of the four geographical territories within the United States is only applicable to the Couple of the Year Program. These territories were created to equitably divide membership numbers throughout the USA. Canada and the Overseas division will each be considered a separate territory. 

The Individual of the Year is a District Program that provides an opportunity for local Chapters to recognize and honor an Individual each year for their dedication, accomplishments and participation within the Chapter.

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