fmi*igf Award of Excellence
To be given to a member of the
Financial Management Institute for distinguished service to the
fmi*igf that has enhanced its national prestige and profile, or for
significant and sustained volunteer contribution beyond what is
normally expected of volunteers towards the success of fmi*igf
Distinguished service will be
considered on a broad basis as any act, achievement or service
- enhanced the prestige of the fmi*igf;
- enabled the fmi*igf to render greater service to its
- brought honour to the fmi*igf in any form.
Significant and/or sustained
volunteer contribution will be considered on a broad basis
- high level of effort by the volunteer;
- exceptionally lengthy participation (i.e., multiple
- leadership that inspires other volunteers; and/or
- personal sacrifices made.
Any member of the fmi*igf except
individuals serving as National and Chapter Officers at the time
that the award is presented.
Type and Frequency
Plaque to be presented at PD Week
or at PSMW. The recipient will receive travel costs, if required,
for the purpose of receiving this Award.
Number to be Awarded
Maximum of two per year.
Award Selection Committee
Three members: the President as
Chairperson, the immediate past President and one other past
President as selected by the President.
The nomination may be made by an
fmi*igf Chapter or an individual fmi*igf member and should be
accompanied by a complete description of the act, achievement or
service for which the award is recommended and cite specific facts
and recognizable actions rather than opinions or conclusions.
Nominations should be sent
Financial Management Institute of Canada
200 Elgin Street, Suite 601
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1L5
Biographical Sketch of
The nomination should include the
nominee's name, title/position, home mailing address,
education/professional designation, and any other pertinent
background information that will assist in evaluating the nominee's
The description should include:
- the objectives and significance of
- the methodology used;
- any relationship to previous work
attempted in this field;
- the impact of the accomplishment;
- the results achieved and
Describe succinctly the highlights
of the accomplishment, particularly its impact and results
(realized or anticipated). This statement will be used as the
formal award citation.
The nomination should be signed by
the individual nominator or the Chapter President and must include
the nominator's mailing address and telephone number.
Award of Excellence Winners
Year of Award Presentation
fmi*igf operates with the efforts of
many volunteers. This year we recognized a very special individual
for his significant contribution to fmi*igf. It is with great
sadness that Mr. Peter Wolters passed away suddenly earlier this
year. Peter had always been a very strong supporter of our
institution, spending countless years volunteering at all levels of
the organization including 10 years on the Fredericton Board of
Directors, two years as the Chapter President from 1997-1999 and
again in 2013. He was also elected on the National Board of
Directors for five years and was the National President in
Significant changes took place for
the fmi*igf organization during this time period and Peter was
involved in developing policies and procedures for the Chapter
Investment Fund, overseeing a review of the National Office
staffing structure, and coordinating the review of fmi*igf policies
and by-laws. For all his hard work and invaluable contributions to
the organization, Peter Wolters will be awarded the fmi*igf Award
of Excellence, posthumously at PD Week 2014.
Kathryn Burlton joined the Halifax Chapter in 2001
when the Chapter was struggling and for a few years she was part of
a group of four held the organization together. She served as
president from 2003-2007, increasing the membership each year.
Kathryn co-chaired, Halifax's second successful PSMW in 2010 and as
a result was recognized by the province of Nova Scotia with the
Ambassador's Award for promoting Halifax and the Province of Nova
Scotia. Kathryn continues to serve on both the Chapter and national
boards of directors.