One of the great things about our Annual Banquet is that it is a time that Laurie and I can recognize and thank those who use their time, talents, and treasures to aid and advance the function of GTD.
This year was extra special because we unveiled a new award: THE TRACI VESCOVI EXTRA MILE AWARD! We are so thrilled to create an award that honors my sister and all the extra miles of help, effort, and heart that she pours into my life and especially into the life of this ministry. We couldn't do what we do if she didn't continually year after year after year do what she does to volunteer and take initiative to serve our ministry in ways that most people will never fully know. I'm so blessed to have her as my sister, to call her one of my best friends, and to have her partnership in ministry.
And now we are joyous beyond measure to be able to recognize that same type of volunteerism in others this year and every year from this point on by handing out "The Traci Award" to those who go above and beyond to serve this ministry.
You will also notice that the last 3 letters of exTRA are also the first 3 letters of TRAci. Also notice that the "c" creates the head of the woman on the award and that the "i" with Traci's trademark asterisk over top of the "i" forms a burning torch. The award is custom made to represent some special characteristics about Traci =)
The Award reads:
THE TRACI VESCOVI EXTRA MILE AWARD
HONORING THOSE WHOSE ATTITUDE AND ACTS OF SERVICE FOR GTD GO ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY.
RECOGNIZING THOSE WHOSE SELFLESS ACTIONS SIGNIFICANTLY AND POSITIVELY IMPACT, SUSTAIN, PRESERVE, AND PERPETUATE THE LIFE AND MISSION OF THIS MINISTRY.
YOU NOT ONLY WENT THE DISTANCE, YOU WENT THE EXTRA MILE!
(Thank you so much Traci!!)
This year's recipients are:
Our deep and heartfelt thanks goes out to each and every one of you for your extra mile of love and support!