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The Yvonne Porcella Volunteer of the Year Awards 

Nominations for 2018 Volunteers of the Year are now being accepted!

SAQA, as a non-profit, relies on the generous gifts of time and talents from many, many volunteers to carry out our mission. The board and staff would like to publically acknowledge and thank our most dedicated volunteers. In 2015, a new program was created with the first set of winners recognized at the 2016 conference.

The dedication and efforts of ALL our volunteers have made a significant impact in making SAQA such a unique and vibrant organization.

Volunteer of the Year

We are now accepting nominations for the 2018 Volunteer of the Year awards. The first category of awards will be given to the outstanding Rep (or Co-Reps). The second category will go to volunteers serving in all other capacities. Board members and staff are not eligible.

The awards will include a recognition certificate and a $100 gift certificate for the SAQA Store. This can be used for membership fees, entry fees, conference fees, auction quilts, or any item for sale.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Interested in volunteering for SAQA? We have a lot of great opportunities listed here or email

Nomination Guidelines

We offer these suggestions as our members think about their potential nominees:

•    Goes above and beyond expectations
•    Puts in countless hours
•    Always represents SAQA well
•    Demonstrates exemplary performance in achieving responsibilities
•    Provided a “save the day” moment
•    Actions resulted in significant improvement to or impact on the organization
•    Has volunteered for many years

Any member can nominate a volunteer. Volunteers may also be nominated within a year of stepping down from a volunteer position. Nominees will be featured in upcoming issues of the SAQA Journal and other communication channels. 

DEADLINE: October 15, 2017