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VOLUNTEER KUDOS

MADD Ottawa sends a warm welcome to our new volunteers:

Armin Badre
Emily Anglin
Anne Gagnon

Volunteer of the Quarter
MADD Ottawa would like to present the 5th Annual None Fore the Road golf tournament committee - Tom and Glenda Wainwright, Dawn Kendall and Marg Hurley with the Volunteer of the Quarter award for the period ending June 30th, 2007. Congratulations on the event's success - your dedication and hard work is benefiting MADD Ottawa's core public awareness campaigns and victim services.


Strides for Change Planning Committee
On Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007, MADD Ottawa will hold its 1st Annual Strides for Change, non-competitive 5 km walk/run through the Arboretum. We would like to send a kudos to our dedicated Strides for Change planning committee - Paul Teworte, Erin Browning, Meaghan Quinn, Henry Koscheck, Mark Thompson and Jean Migneault.

These dedicated individuals have spent many hours securing sponsorships and prizes, preparing communications and media materials, recruiting participants and volunteers and developing new relationships to ensure the event is a success for MADD Ottawa. As this is our first event, the volunteers have created the required promotional materials and have remained positive in developing creative ideas for Strides for Change to ensure they reach their determined goal.

We would also like to thank the numerous individuals who've agreed to help out the day of the event at the various positions available. We couldn't execute this event without you!

The committee would like to raise in excess of $10,000 for MADD Ottawa with all funds raised supporting MADD Ottawa's local public awareness and victim services initiatives. If you would like to help the committee members reach their goal either as a participant, sponsor, or volunteer, please email strides.maddottawa@bellnet.ca.


MADD Ottawa Speakers

MADD Ottawa would like to send kudos to our numerous loyal volunteers for helping us execute our message to stop impaired driving and support victims of this violent crime. Public awareness is critical in ensuring Ottawa's streets remain free of impaired drivers. Whether our volunteers are involved in education and public speaking engagements, fundraisers, or participating in a RIDE program, their efforts to stop impaired driving are appreciated. We are all truly victims, or potential victims, as impaired driving remains Canada's number one criminal cause of death. Everyday just under four people are killed by impaired drivers in Canada and 190 people are injured. MADD Ottawa volunteers are committed to educating our youth through guest lectures, educational displays and our multi-media presentation at local high schools. Tragically, the statistics show that road crashes are the number one cause of death of youth age 15 to 19 in Canada and 45 per cent of the time alcohol is involved. Speaking from personal experiences, MADD Ottawa volunteers recount their personal story to expose the real dangers of impaired driving and the lasting effects it has on loved ones. Now, MADD Ottawa volunteers are expanding to educate parents on the dangers of impaired driving.


HOW TO VOLUNTEER

The 2006-07 Executive Board is:

President: Michael Francis
Vice President: Gaetan Gendron
Treasurer: Larry Sargent
Secretary: Sarah Gilliland
Directors at Large: Paul Teworte, Colleen MacKenzie, and Tina Nagratha

The Executive of the Ottawa Chapter is supported by a number of committees which meet and plan activities in the Ottawa area.

Answer the challenge! Join the MADD Ottawa team and assume a leadership role in a dynamic grassroots organization within your community. Be an advocate and a local representative for MADD Canada's mission.

Sign Up

To sign up as a volunteer, download our New Volunteer Registration package and forward by mail to our email.

New Volunteer Registration Package: (download, print, fill out and sign)
- Application

- Code of Conduct
- Membership form


Committees:

Communications
The committee produces a number of materials and works with local media to get the message out about drinking and driving. Two or three volunteers are needed.

Community Events
This committee is involved in many different events throughout the region from RIDEs to car shows and the high-profile Signs of Summer campaign held every spring. Four volunteers are needed.

Court Monitoring
A team of dedicated volunteers monitors court activity on impaired driving charges and other alcohol-related crimes. The committee stays up-to-date on the latest court proceedings by attending hearings, watching newspapers and liasing with people in the legal community. A number of volunteers are needed for this committee, which is well-suited for retirees, students and anyone with free hours in the daytime.

Fundraising
One of the most important committees, this group plans activities to raise awareness and funds for the chapter. Donations to the MADD Ottawa Chapter are tax receiptable. Four volunteers are needed.

Political Advocacy
Through regular contact with local politicans at the municipal, provincial and federal levels, this groups concentrates on getting the message out about drinking and driving. It also communicates with local politicans MADD's position on a number of important public policy initiatives.

Red Ribbon Campaign
The campaign is MADD Canada's largest fundraising and awareness campaign of the year. Running from mid-November to New Year's Eve, this campaign raises awareness about drinking and driving throughout the holiday season. Many volunteers are needed to assist during the holiday season.

Victim Services
Working to assist victims, their families and friends, this committee provides support to those affected by this violent crime. Two volunteers are needed.

Volunteer Services
This committee recruits and trains volunteers for the local chapter.

Youth
This committee works with students across the region, including OSAID organizations in each school. Visit our youth page, or go to
www.maddyouth.ca

For more information about volunteering, please contact us by e-mail or by phone at (613) 236-6233.

 

 

 

 

 

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