In 2010, a staff award program was created, Recognizing Excellence. Just as GSSWT recognizes its valuable volunteers, there are awesome staff members much deserving of recognition as well.
The recognition program and incentives are based on the results of the online survey conducted by the Staff Recognition Task Group. The Recognizing Excellence staff awards will accept nominations from staff and volunteers. A group of board members, led by Rose González Pérez, CEO, will award up to six staff members each quarter in one of the following categories: customer service, commitment, flexibility, teamwork, leadership, and creativity and innovation. Each award recipient will receive a personalized award suitable for display, lunch with the CEO, one paid day off, a designated parking space, and recognition at the Adult Volunteer Recognition event, held each year in May. At the end of each year, one staff member will be selected as GSSWT's Best of the Best and will receive an all-expense paid trip to the training/conference of their choice.
Be sure to keep an eye out for staff doing something right! Get the Recognizing Excellence nomination form here.
Gonzalvo Falcon, Excellence of Commitment
Gonzalvo, also known to many as “Chino,” is a part-time ranger at Camp Mira Sol and has gone above and beyond since day one. His innovative and creative problem solving has decreased labor around the camp and helped reduce waste. One example of Gonzalvo’s creativity is that he developed an innovative tree watering system that reduced staff time and waste. He takes on every task with a smile and his positive attitude, willingness to teach and share his ideas. He is an inspiration.
Crystal Haskins, Excellence of Customer Service
For a second time, Crystal has been given the award for her Excellence of Customer Service. She has helped work on producing new and improved filing systems that are more user friendly for our staff and volunteers, along with this she created communication logs for staff to utilize. Crystal always makes sure that her team members are always taken care of and always makes it a point to put everyone first. Crystal received her first award in 2010.
Ruth Hernandez, Excellence of Creativity & Innovation
Ruth has used her passion for software programs to create many different forms that have helped her department and GSSWT. She personally created a paperless roster that is utilized for program updates, and also created many of our new forms that are currently being implemented for the 2013 SeaWorld San Antonio Cookie Rally. Her peers see her as an irreplaceable treasure and look forward to see what genius idea she has next.
Ashton Webster, Excellence of Teamwork
Ashton is known for her teamwork throughout GSSWT. At every major event, she is there ready and willing to lend a hand in whatever needs to be done. She has taught the Girls in Motion Dance team to be courteous, courageous and confident. Ashton is always prepared for a new challenge and has always been one that will go out of her way to help not just her team succeed, but the council as a whole. Many of her peers see her as a shining example of excellence.