We are very proud to announce that Malvern’s President Bill Thompson was honoured with the Ron Danks National Volunteer Leadership Award by the Canadian Condominium Institute!
Bill was very surprised to receive this award as he ends is tenure on the Executive Board. This is in our opinion the most coveted of all awards issued by the Canadian Condominium Institute to its volunteers. The institute was very kind to share Bill’s history with the organization:
“Bill has had a long and involved history with CCI.
First the particulars: Bill became a member of CCI (Toronto Chapter) in 1990. He was elected to the Board of Directors of CCI (Toronto) in 2004 and served continuously to 2015. He was President of CCI (Toronto) from 2010 to 2012.
During his time on the Board of CCI (Toronto), he sat or is sitting on the following committees: Membership, Education, By-laws, Conference, and CondoSTRENGTH.
Bill was elected to the Executive of CCI (National) in 2008 at the Annual General Meeting held on October 31st, 2008, notwithstanding the fact that he was dressed up as a cowboy. He was nominated from the floor, and has served continuously on National’s Board of Directors and then the National Executive from that date until today. At the National level, he has sat on a number of committees and has acted as Chapter Liaison with a number of chapters. Always wanting to completely involve himself, Bill has adopted the practice of visiting, or at least trying to visit his chapters he was liaison to at least once a year, usually at his own expense.
Bill has been managing condominiums since 1985, and has been managing his own business, Malvern Condominium Property Management, since 1990. Bill credits his education in condominiums to volunteering for the Association of Condominium Managers (ACMO) and the Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI). He stopped being the student a long time ago and changed into the teacher.
It is difficult to put into words the amount that CCI has benefitted by Bill Thompson’s involvement. He has helped so many and has devoted so much time to our organization. Words do not do justice to express the extent of this service. He has put aside personal and business matters in order to devote time and attention to CCI issues. Always playing the role of “the host”, he has made everyone feel welcome and valued. CCI is better, and stronger, because of the “glue”
that Bill Thompson has been since the commencement of his involvement.
The Ron Danks Award is given for excellence in volunteer leadership. Eligible candidates are those who have made an outstanding contribution to CCI through meritorious leadership and have advance the Institute’s mission, goals and objectives. This embodies Bill Thompson. There is no greater leader of volunteers, or cheerleader for volunteers, in CCI than Bill. Not only has his actions advanced the Institute’s mission, goals and objectives, he has also helped set them. He has set the “bar” for those involved in CCI for years to come.”