From the lovely Gabriella and the amazing Rising Stars Candidates of 2016-2017
It was a wonderful, kind gift. It remains one of the high points of my time here on W.Com.
Back then, I remember thinking how many unsung heroes there are here on W.Com. There are
many wonderful writers who contribute to the overall success of Writing.Com by applying
their remarkable capabilities and leadership skills to the programs they lead and support.
Having thought about this again this year, those of us who know and love Hannah ♫♥♫ (974)
feel privileged to nominate her. She is truly deserving.
Hannah is a great leader, and one of the most selfless, generous, capable individuals on W.Com.
I can't think of anyone who is more deserving than
Hannah ♫♥♫ (974) to receive the 2016 Community Service Award.
In addition to Paper Doll Gang and the many groups, programs, fundraisers, and contests Hannah
either leads, participates in or supports, she drops everything many times each day to offer
guidance, mentoring, and encouragement to many writers here on W.Com. She is considered a
hero by many newbies. She never turns anyone away. She is creative, talented, high energy,
efficient, loving, compassionate, kind, and capable.
Hannah's service to the community stretches far beyond the walls of PDG and Rising
Stars. While there are many writers and leaders who would like to see Hannah receive this
award, I have enclosed kind tributes provided by Hannah's ardent fans who
stepped up to offer their support. I hope you enjoy reading their loving tributes as much
as I did. Gabriella (938)
Nominating Hannah ♫♥♫ (974) for Quill's W.Com's 2016 Community Service Award
> I have ADHD. When I first arrived on W.Com, I was a little overwhelmed by so many things
> at once. Hannah understood and explained things in a way I could understand and reassured
> me that she knew I wasn't stupid; I felt that I may be coming across this way. I was
> grateful for her encouragement because I know how my disorganisation can look to others.
> Hannah gave me the confidence to continue and I'm enjoying the journey so much more
> because of Hannah's early encouragement. Angel Quill Awards Nominee (89)
> Hannah does so many things here at WdC, it is amazing. Besides running the very popular,
> and Quill Nominated, Lucky Bones Game for four years (it benefits, "OUR RISING STARS
> FUND", "King Bob's Kingdom!", and "PDG Rockin' Reviewer's
> Group"), she is actively involved in the Paper Doll Gang Group, and the 10 year-old
> Rising Stars Program. On top of all this she finds time to write, too. " by Jim Hall
> - Jim Hall (Puma) (161)
> Hannah has a good heart, which is apparent through her interactions with other writers.
> She is always helpful, dedicating her time to various activities on WdC. The private
> interactions that I have had with her have always been very supportive.
> Warped Sanity (231)
> Hannah has always been so kind to me and very helpful. I really appreciate her! She's
> a real sweetheart!" Schnujo--Won 2 Quills!! (280)
> Since joining in July, 2016, I have been treated with great care and respect by Hannah! My
> inexperience with the site, that has been shown more at certain times than others has not
> deterred Hannah from giving great encouragement as needed. She has directed me with grace
> and quite often with good humor, too. It is my honor to learn to write in the company of
> someone, who genuinely cares about others, desiring to see the best come to fruition in
> everyone she knows." by Jay O'Toole - Jay O'Toole (68)
> I first met Hannah through the Paper Doll Gang. I'd only been a member for a month or
> so, and she welcomed me and took the time to help me navigate the waters of WDC. Since
> then, I've witnessed her passion for helping others, through the many groups and games
> she organises, to her behind-the-scenes guidance and wise words. I'm honoured to call
> her my friend and mentor, and there is no one more deserving of this community recognition
> than Hannah."
> by Rachel - Choconut (464)
Hannah is one of the strongest leaders I have met on WdC. Whenever someone has a raffle
that supports PDG she will support the raffle to the best of her abilities. She's also
very determined when she puts her mind to something. Finally, she knows when to have fun
and not take things seriously (raffles as examples)." by Kerri - K. J. Miller (97)
Since joining WdC, Hannah has been a consistent presence throughout my time here. Every
time I log on, Hannah is there. She encourages, mentors and guides us rising stars through
every challenge tirelessly with enthusiasm and grace. She's an inspiration for
by Mare - Mare ~ Quill Award Winner! (135)
Hannah certainly deserves the community service award for all she does. She has helped me
in so many ways. I remember when I first joined and became frustrated, Hannah was so
patient and encouraging. Her creativity is astounding and she is an all-around generous
and kind spirit. Thank you!"
by Espero Espero (54)
I love the way Hannah devotes her time and energy to the Rising Stars Intensive Writing
Program, 2016-2017. She is encouraging to everyone and is responsible for the bulk of work
associated with the Program. I think she is an asset to the whole of WdC!
WakeUpAndLive~Spring Tide★ (131)