Two weeks ago, the leaders of the 80 Gator Clubs and 7 Affiliate Groups of the University of Florida Alumni Association met during their annual conference, Florida Forward. On the first night of the virtual conference, the 2021 Clubbie Awards were held to recognize outstanding Clubs, Groups, and leaders of the past year.
I’m proud to say my local organization, the Palm Beach County Gator Club, took some hardware home, winning “Outstanding Young Alumni Program/Event” and “Outstanding In-State Club Communications”. (props to Sydney Linthicum for managing Facebook and Instagram!)
At the end of the awards presentations, I was surprised, honored, and humbled to be named 2019-2020 “Leader of the Year”!! 😲🎉
It feels strange to “self-gloss” right now because I usually try to be humorous and self-deprecating on social media, but I wanted to share this accomplishment with everyone because many of you were a factor in this award, whether with donations or your personal time, or simple support of our mission of helping the community, nation, and our deserving students with scholarships.
It’s truly amazing and inspiring to see what UFAA’s Gator Clubs and Affiliate Groups are doing around the nation and world, and I’m honored to be recognized for something that I’m naturally passionate about and love doing.
Happy Valentine’s Day, stay safe, and go Gators!! 🐊🐊🐊