DECATUR bUCKY TROTTER AWARDS CEREMONY

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Humanitarian Award

In 2005, the Mission of Love Charities, Inc. (MOLC) established the Humanitarian Award to recognize an individual, group or organization that has exemplified the organization’s mission through their outstanding involvement and dedication; making a significant contribution and impact on the health, welfare and safety of others and facilitated actions which made improvements on the quality of life for disenfranchised members of our community on a regional (MD, DC, VA) level. This award honors of the late State Senator Decatur “Bucky” Trotter and is designed to recognize outstanding service that demonstrates the same humanitarian concerns exemplified by Senator Trotter.  Only one award will be made annually. Previous recipients cannot be re-nominated for a period of five (5) years.

Candle of Service Award

In 2007, the Mission of Love Charities, Inc. (MOLC) established the Candle of Service Awards to honor annually an individual, group or organization that has performed significant volunteer service to a nonprofit or educational institution in a way that positively affects the community. This award promotes substantial volunteer efforts in the community. Two or more awards will be made annually during the awards ceremonies.

  • Nomination must exemplify outstanding volunteer service during the year (January 1 to December 31)
  • Nominee’s service must benefit the citizens within the County and/or region (MD, DC VA).
  • Nominee’s service must have been performed outside the context of paid employment.

Previous recipients cannot be re-nominated for a period of five (5) years. 

 Nominations

The nominator must complete the nomination form and indicate if the nomination is for the Humanitarian Award or the Candle of Service Award. The application must include a description of the contributions made by the nominee that qualify them for consideration for any of the awards.

Recognition

These awards will be presented at the Decatur "Bucky" Trotter Awards Reception in May of 2018 with a reading of the citation and the presentation of an appropriate award of recognition.  The Award recipients will be given no more than two (2) minutes to speak.