JCI Vernon Good Citizen Of The Year Award

Each year, JCI Vernon recognizes an outstanding member of the community. This award is handed out to celebrate the accomplishments and successes of an individual who has gone above and beyond to make a difference.

The winner is awarded in a “surprise” ceremony, and then recognized by the community during the Vernon Winter Carnival.

Congratulations to Cindy Masters, JCI Vernon Good Citizen 2017!

We surprised her during the Greater Vernon Chambers Business After 5 event at The Vernon Museum on January 16th. We received some great nominations this year but Cindy really stood out for so many obvious reasons.

Cindy’s Nominator, Theresa Beach writes: ‘Cindy works tirelessly as a Development Officer for Kindale Developmental Association which serves adults and youth with diverse abilities to be able to participate in community events and employment, just like everyone else.  She is involved in many fundraising and awareness campaigns for Kindale, sometimes in partnership with other causes. I realize that this may be part of her job but she seems to be involved in everything including organizing dances, BBQs, and the Kindale thrift store’

In addition to Cindy being an incredible Mother, Wife and Friend her contributions and involvement in our community go on to include: Funtastic Director, Vernon Vipers Boosters Club, Vernon Toastmasters, 100+ Women Who Care, IPE Volunteer and she attends so many community fundraising events including United Way Drive-thru Breakfast, Valentine’s for Mexico, JCI Vernon Gala, Women’s Transition House Fundraisers and A Night to remember Dance for Alzheimers.

Just in this past year Cindy volunteered endlessly with Sandbagging during the floods, attended a Birthday Party for a young man she didn’t know to make sure he knew people cared, helped struggling families have the Christmas they deserve and coming to the aid of friends in all and any way she can to support them during hard times.

A recent quote Cindy posted states: ‘We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.’

We could write a 10 page report on Cindy and why she deserves this recognition and that is exactly why JCI Vernon has chosen her.

Congratulations Cindy! We are so proud to have you as part of Vernon!

Cindy will be honored in the Vernon Winter Carnival Parade on February 3rd and at the Vernon Winter Carnival Winter Break Out at Schubert Centre on February 7th.  Any businesses wishing to contribute to a community gift basket for Cindy please contact Sarah Moorhouse at 250-309-4257 or sarahm@okrestore.com.

Cindy Masters (center) is awarded JCI Vernon Good Citizen by Committee Chair, Sarah Moorhouse and fellow JCI members.

If you know someone who deserves to be nominated, please email jcivernongoodcitizen@gmail.com.