The Association of the United States Army’s Family Programs Directorate invites nominations for the 2008 AUSA Newell Rubbermaid Volunteer Family of the Year Award to recognize the vital role volunteers and families play in the life of military communities. The award will be presented on Monday, October 6, at the opening ceremony of the Association’s Annual Meeting (Oct. 6-8) at the Washington Convention Center. The winning family will receive a trip to Washington D.C. for the Annual Meeting, a cash prize and a gift basket courtesy of Rubbermaid, AUSA and GEICO. Two runner-up families will also be selected and each will receive a savings bond and gift basket. All nominated families will receive an Association coin and certificate.
Nominations for the Award may be submitted only through AUSA chapters. However, we encourage family readiness coordinators, volunteer coordinators and anyone else that is aware of a deserving family to contact their local AUSA chapter leaders with information. To locate your local chapter please visit the AUSA Regional Activities website at http://www.ausa.org/chapters. Active duty, U.S. Army Reserve, Army National Guard and Army retiree and Department of the Army families are eligible for the award. Nomination forms and submission guidelines are available on the AUSA Family Programs website. Nominations for the 2008 award must be received by the Family Programs Directorate no later than June 13, 2008. Questions regarding this year’s award should be directed to the Family Programs staff at 800-336-4570, ext. 151 or 150, or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.