Register Your Latshaw Nomination

  • 25 Mar 2018
  • 01 May 2018


Registration is closed


ESTABLISHMENT OF THE AWARD:  This award was established in 1990 to honor Mrs. Mary Latshaw, who was an active volunteer in the Fairfax Pets On Wheels Program and its forerunner, Northern Virginia Visiting Pets.  After moving to Florida in 1989, Mrs. Latshaw was an active volunteer with PUP (Pets Uplifting People), another pet visitation program, until her death in June 1990.

OBJECTIVE:  To honor Fairfax Pets On Wheels (FPOW) volunteers who epitomize the goals of the program by giving of themselves through regularly scheduled pet visitations and other program support activities.


●          Individual:  Any volunteer involved with FPOW from April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018.   The individual must visit an approved facility (as designated by the Fairfax Area Agency on Aging) and/or provide support and assistance in other program-related activities.

●          Corporate:  Any business, organization, or other entity that has provided support and assistance to the program.

CRITERIA FOR NOMINATION:  Based on first hand knowledge of nominee, briefly describe the contributions of the nominee and the nominee's impact on the program.  For example:

            Contributions to be considered: activities such as pet visitation with residents or any interactions that invite staff and resident participation, advocacy, committee participation, recruiting efforts, time and donations.

            Impacts to be considered: marked difference in resident's attitude; greater participation by facility personnel; support services to FPOW.

AWARD:  A Certificate of Appreciation will be given to the recipient(s) at the Annual FPOW Picnic in May.  Notice of award winners will be published in Volunteer Vibes, the Agency's volunteer newsletter and in the following issue of the FPOW Newsletter.

Nominations must be received by May 1, 2018

SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING PREVIOUS WINNERS:  Volunteers who have already received the Mary Latshaw Award in previous years are not eligible for subsequent awards but can be nominated and recognized for honorable mention.


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