Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Lynn Fraser, AMPA's Volunteer of the Year

Lynn Fraser’s official title is the managing editor of FreeFall. However, she goes well beyond her editorial duties for the magazine, doing everything including volunteer management for the volunteer-run magazine, the business management (developing financial stability), distribution, and sales. Plus, she helped build up FreeFall’s current board of directors.

L to R (at the Magazines Canada Volunteer Awards Ceremony): Shawn Dalton, Linda Hazelwood, Lynn, Linda & Jim Gourlay, Joyce Byrne (Magazines Canada board), Robert Goyette (Magazines Canada president)

If that wasn’t impressive enough, Lynn suffered a stroke a couple of months ago, and yet, continued to compile the last issue’s submissions from her hospital bed. She is a truly deserving winner of AMPA’s Volunteer of the Year, exemplifying how important and valuable volunteers are to the magazine industry. As recipient of this honour, Lynn travelled to Toronto to be recognized at a ceremony hosted by Magazines Canada.

L to R (at the Magazines Canada Volunteer Awards Ceremony): Colin Martin (filling Station board president), Anne Burke (publisher of Prairie Journal), Lynn Fraser

Congratulations Lynn!!