OMDREB Nominee Wins 2010 OREA Volunteerism Award
Oakville, Ontario, March 9, 2011 – It came as a complete surprise to her. Jenny Kotulak had no idea she was even nominated for the Ontario Real Estate Association’s (OREA) 2010 Volunteerism Award. But her colleagues in the audience knew. After all, the group from the Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board (OMDREB) had nominated her for it.
The Award was presented March 3, 2011, at the OREA 2011 Leadership Conference. The Individual Member Volunteerism Award recognizes outstanding achievement in recruiting, recognizing and/or training Board/Association volunteers.
When it comes to volunteerism, Jenny Kotulak is definitely a Board leader. Until a move earlier this year took her to the Huron-Perth Real Estate Board, Jenny was a star at OMDREB. A REALTOR® for more than 20 years, Jenny joined the OMDREB Board of Directors in 2004. She became its President in 2007 as well as Chair of the Nominating Committee. Shortly after she assumed the Nominating Committee Chair, Jenny and her hard-working colleagues transformed it into the Leadership Development Committee, effectively moving it from a group that became involved just prior to each election to a committee charged with developing future Board leaders. It was this achievement that led to her nomination for the OREA Volunteer of the Year Award.
Throughout her involvement with the Board, Jenny’s impact on it and her colleagues was profound. Says 2011 OMDREB President, Jack McCrudden: “Leading by example, Jenny transformed the way the Board recruits and retains volunteers. Her passion, in revitalizing the former Nominating Committee into the Leadership Development Committee, gave many of us the inspiration we needed to stand for election ourselves. I can even say I sit here as President today, thanks to the spirit Jenny infused in all of us.”