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Nominate the 2015 Volunteer of the Year
We are again looking for individuals in the Vancouver & District who have volunteered their time, effort and energy in exceptional ways to advance the sport of lawn bowling.
 
Level and duration of volunteer activity at the Club, V&D, Provincial, and National level will be considered. This includes, but not limited to, administration such as executive responsibilities, coaching, running events, officiating, assisting with greens and club upkeep and other activities.
 
Playing activity, both social and competitive is of interest but is secondary to volunteer work.
 
Nomination must be from a club in the V&D, each club may nominate only one person in a year.
 
This form should be submitted to the V&D Bowls Association Secretary by the end of December.
 
2014 Volunteer Award Winners

V&D members were awarded the 2014 Bowls BC Volunteer of the Year Award were Kion Wong (Richmond) and Samuel Siu (North Vancouver). The selection committee concluded that both were equally worthy.  Nomination letters are detailed below.

 Kion Wing    Sam Siu

Please check with the Bowls BC website for information regarding the 2015 Volunteer Award Program.

Samuel Siu

Summary:

Bowling Record: North Vancouver- 20 years; Vancouver South- 4 years; New Westminster – 3 years

Executive Positions at Club or V&D Level:

•     North Vancouver: Treasurer (5 years) and Auditor (4 years and currently); V&D Treasurer (8 years  & currently;

•     PIBC: Treasurer (5 years.); Vice President (2 years & currently)

Tournament Management: assisted at club level and at the Canadian Championships (2013)

Other Volunteer Work: Royal City Curling Club – Treasurer 3 years & currently)

Nomination Letter:

While Sam has been a member of Vancouver South for only four years, we at Van. South know very well of his many volunteer contributions to other clubs and organizations, especially in his field of expertise –MONEY!  All clubs need a good treasurer - a position difficult to fill - and Sam has stepped up to the platemany times to help out, and continues to do so.   He is a valuable person to have in an organization.

Nominator: Alice Duncalf, President Vancouver South LBC

Kion Wong

Summary:

Bowling Record: 18 years

Executive Positions at club/other V&D Clubs:

•     Richmond: 1999, 200, 2001 – Treasurer; 2003- Men’s Games
      Director; 2004 Vice President; 2005-2006; President; 2007-2009 –
      Greens Director; 2010 – President; 2011 – Coaching Director;
       2013 – present – President

•     PIBC: 2006-2007 – Director 

•     V&D: 2007-2011 1st Vice President, Top Ten Convener; 2011-2012 President, Top Ten
      Convener; 2014 – present - Past President, Top Ten Convener, Handbook Editor

Coaching Level: Club Coach since 2003

Officiating: Schedule 2 Umpire since 2004

Tournament Management: Richmond Gold Cup (9 years); V&D Top Ten (8 years); Hosing Provincial Mixed pairs (3 years); Organizing Chair of 2015 Canadian Senior Triples Championship

Significant Tournaments won or placed: 2000 V&D Mixed Fours – Gold; 2001 Provincial Men’s Fours – Sliver; 2010 V&D Men’s Fours - Gold

Nomination Letter:

As an energetic bowler and a lawn bowling lover, Kion has demonstrated his unselfish wishes in volunteering jobs since 1999. He has served in various club positions including 6 years as President. He is always client- oriented instead of self-oriented, and hence is mostly appraised by his fellow bowlers.

He has been sponsoring an inter-club game - the Richmond Gold Cup - for 9 years by donating more than $1,000 per year to the game, but refused to use his own name for the tournament because his purpose was just to promote the image of Richmond Club. He also keeps close contacts with the City of Richmond regarding club functions, facilities and maintenance, including the new artificial greens and preliminary plans for a new clubhouse. Besides, he always helped in planning and organizing short-term bowling introductory events to local organizations with a view to further promote the sport of lawn bowling. As a result of all those achievements, he was elected as a Life Member at the clubin 2010.

 Kion's volunteer efforts are not limited to the Richmond Club only. He has been an umpire since 2004, officiating in V&D, Provincial and National games. He also served in the V&D Board for 8 years, beginning in 2007. He has been the Top Ten convener for 8 years. In 2012 & 2013, he was elected as President of the V&D. Starting from last year,he also took up the position of V&D Handbook Editor.

He has been spending lots of his time in looking after the club as well as serving the V&D simultaneously. He alwaysencourages our club bowlers to take part in Provincial, V&D and inter-club games and is happy to see that Richmondalways occupied a big portion of the participation in those games every year. In case of any conflicts between V&Dand club tournaments or events when planning our club calendar, he likely yields to the V&D's.

In a word, as a hardworking, zealous and helpful person, Kion is whole hearted in spending his time, efforts and energy in the promotion of lawn bowling at all levels. He is always very pleased to be readily available for any information or problem-solving issues in lawn bowling from morning to mid-night 7 days a week, if not out of town.

Nominator:  Eddie Chan on behalf of the Richmond Board of Directors