The Instructor of the Year Award is bestowed upon one instructor from each region who goes above and beyond the requirements of their position. This year’s honorees were Bob Holhult, William (Bobby) Clifton, Mel Schampers, Wes Gladhart, Norm Markham and Mark Duliba.
The individual in each region who best represents I-CAR’s vision and mission receives the Founders Ring Award. This year’s Founders Ring Award recipients were Fern Larochelle, J. Brian Ross, Todd Gillette, Becky Taylor, Bill Vocasek and Dan Meyers.
Committees were honored in four categories. Platinum Committees have attained Gold Committee status in four of the past five years. Gold Committees are defined as committees that achieve at least seven of their eight goals. Silver Committees achieve at least five of their eight goals, and Bronze Committees must achieve at least three of their eight goals. During the 2019 Conference, 86 Bronze Committees, 25 Silver Committees and 23 Gold Committees were recognized.
Of 189 active I-CAR committees, only 10 were honored as Platinum Committees in 2019. This honor was bestowed upon the I-CAR committees from Buffalo, NY; Bucks County, PA; Atlanta GA; Nashville, TN; Knoxville, TN; Columbus, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Houston/Galveston, TX; San Antonio, TX; and Phoenix, AZ.
Notte said, “While keeping volunteers, instructors and assessors updated about I-CAR’s initiatives and the latest training advancements is essential, it’s also important to recognize and reward them for their ongoing contributions to I-CAR’s success.”
John Mandel, lead associate of segment marketing for I-CAR, shared, “We rely on the expertise of our volunteers, instructors and assessors to help grow I-CAR in the industry. There is a tremendous amount of passion for training and doing things the right way among our volunteers, instructors and assessors, and they focus on providing everyone in the industry with high-quality education. We are always looking to find better ways to support them and serve the whole industry.”
I-CAR is seeking additional volunteers who are passionate about the industry.
For more information on how to volunteer for I-CAR, visit i-car.com/home/i-car-volunteers.