The Irwin Ruttle Award
The Irwin Ruttle Award was established in 2001 to recognize the outstanding voluntary contributions to the work of RTO/ERO at the District level. The award is named in honour of Irwin Ruttle who served as secretary-Treasurer of district 20 for over 20 years. Irwin was the first recipient of the award. The recipient receives a certificate and the privilege of directing a donation in the amount of five hundred dollars to the charity of their choice.
This award has been presented five times from 2001 to the present: May 16, 2001, to Irwin Ruttle, with $500 directed to the Lung Association. May 11, 2006, to Wayne Tompkins, 4500 to the Boys and Girls Club.
On May 10, 2007 a tree planting was announced to honour and thank Irwin Ruttle. The tree was planted on June 10, 2008 at Lundy’s Lane School.
October 17, 2007 the award was given to Ken Keyes at South Fredricksburg Hall with a $500 donation to the Wolfe Island Volunteer Fire Department.
May 10, 2012, to Meikle Turner. The donation was presented in two parts, $300 to new Life Link serving adults with developmental disabilities in Sydenham and Verona area, and $200 to Frontenac County Schools Museum.
October 3, 2013, the award went to Bud Acton, with $500 to the Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington for their Napanee
May 16, 2001 to Irwin Ruttle
at Roebuck, $500 to Lung Association.
May 11, 2006 to Wayne Tompkins
at Roebuck, $500 to Boys and Girls Club.
October 17, 2007 to Ken Keyes
at South Fredericksburg Hall, $500 to Wolfe Island Volunteer Fire Department.
May 20, 2012 to Meikle Turner
at the Napanee Golf Club, $300 to New Leaf LInk in Verona, and $200 to Frontenac Schools Museum
October 3, 2013 to W. Bud Acton.
$500.00 awarded to Napanee office of Family and Children's Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington.
2015 Nadene Strang
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
1. The District 20 Irwin Ruttle Award
The District 20 Irwin Ruttle Award is named in honour of Irwin Ruttle who has served as Secretary-
Treasurer of District 20, RTO/ERO for over 20 years. Irwin has established an excellent model of volunteer service and leadership in RTO and in the wider community.
The award consists of a certificate and a donation in the amount of five hundred dollars to the charity of
the recipient's choice.
The first recipient of this award was Irwin Ruttle, the person after whom the award is named.
Criteria for selection:
The District 20 Irwin Ruttle Award is presented to an RTO/ERO member in recognition of outstanding voluntary contributions to the work of RTO/ERO at the District level.
No more than one Award is presented per year.
Executive, not necessarily on an annual basis.3. To retain the prestige associated with the Award, its presentation is at the discretion of the District award.for nomination for the Irwin Ruttle Award. The exception is in the selection of the first recipient of this
RTO/ERO members who are still serving in any capacity at the District level are normally not eligible
Members are invited to submit nominations.
A candidate for receipt of the award is chosen by the District Executive.
The Award is presented at an Annual District Meeting.
The Award consists of a) a framed certificate, and b) a donation of $500.00 to the charitable organization of the recipient's choice.
Nominations must reach the District Secretary by April 1, in any given year.