2017 WASC Achievement Awards--
Professional of the Year
This award is the highest yearly award given out by the Wisconsin Association of Senior Centers (WASC). The Professional of the Year award recognizes achievements by a Director of a Senior Center that are above and beyond the ordinary. Those achievements can be a combination of WASC related duties and performances and exceptional accomplishments within the director’s center. Recipient must be a member of WASC. The Professional of the Year award winner can also be the winner of the Bob The Builder Award or Edison, Bell, Einstein Invention Award, but not all three, and is not eligible to be the winner of the Rising Star Award.
Lifetime Achievement Award
This award is presented to Senior
Center Directors that are within one year of retirement or recently retired
that were members of WASC for ten years or more. The individual receiving the award has made
many contributions to older adults and has left a legacy, and a benchmark, for
future directors to strive towards.
*Note- More than one lifetime achievement award may be given out in a
Rising Star Award
This award is given to a director
that is a new director, of three years or less at a senior center, and has made
several professional strides forward.
Notable accomplishments, since taking the command at a center, should be
seen for this award winner.
Edison, Bell, Einstein Invention
The Inventors Award recognizes a new
way of doing something, new program, or great idea that has been brought to
life in the past year. The award
recognizes someone for creating that invention, and making a positive impact
for older adults in their community, and possibly throughout the state.
Bob (Power) The Builder Award
This award recognizes the director
that has accomplished building success during the last year. It can be from building an entire new senior
center to remodeling a bathroom. Across
the state each year are construction projects at various senior centers. This award will recognize one of those
projects that has helped make a difference in the lives of older adults who
come to that center. This award is named
after our current WASC President and Colonial Club Director Bob Power (who
recently remodeled bathrooms).
Community Collaboration Award
This is an award given to an agency
that has been outstanding in contributing to the betterment of senior centers
and WASC as a whole. The agency has
demonstrated cooperative efforts and made a remarkable difference with at least
one senior center, and that community, to be eligible for the award. Special consideration will be given to
agencies that have worked with WASC and have collaborated in bringing programs
to several centers during the year.
Service Recognition Award
Any member of WASC, including all
paid senior center staff, that have completed 10 or 25 years of service to
senior centers is eligible to be recognized with this award. Senior center years are cumulative and can be
combined for those who have worked in various centers over their career. Example:
Betsy worked 4 years as a program coordinator in Happyville and then
spent the last 6 years as the director in Goodtown. She has a cumulative 10 years of senior
center work experience and is eligible for the 10 year award.
submitting award nominations for the Fall Conference 2017 is Friday, September
should be limited to two pages or less and sent to:
Rita Martin- WASC Administrative
Please be sure to mention the award type you
are nominating the individual for.