of the Upper Merrimack Valley MRC was notified early
in March that their recruitment video had earned high
praise from a prestigious international communications
organization. The 2005 Dalton Pen Awards (see www.daltonpen.com)
chose "Being Prepared Just Makes Sense!"
for an Award of Honor, in the category of Writing
- Scripts & Speeches.
committee evaluated hundreds of international entries
to recognize outstanding projects. Most of the entries
in the competition came from world-class Fortune 500
MRC Director, Sandy Collins, and Coordinator Nancy
Burns (who scripted the video), will attend the awards
ceremony at the Pan Pacific Hotel Ballroom in San
Francisco, the evening of April 22. Coincidentally,
the annual MRC conference ends that afternoon, in
the same city. Commander Robert J. Tosatto, director
of the national MRC program office, reporting to the
U.S. Surgeon General, will be on hand to represent
the MRC program at the gala.
the attendees who are scheduled to attend are world-renowned
for their expertise across various fields of communications:
Corporate -- Warren Buffet of Berkshire Hathaway,
with honoree Rev. Cecil Williams; Broadcasting - Renay
San Miguel of CNN and Meredith Viera of The View;
Magazines - Nora McAniff, Executive Vice President
of Time, Inc; Music - Rev. Al Green, musical artist;
Arts & Entertainment - actors Eugene Levy and
of the video through the Dalton Pen Award is good
news for MRCs nationwide. The accolade draws positive
attention to the entire program, on an international
scale. Furthermore, it shows what can be accomplished
with creative ideas, determination and willpower -
all on a shoestring budget.