Welcome Couple and Individual of the Year
Posted: 23 Nov 2019 10:27 AM
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
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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