Trudi L. Brown was honoured with the Rotary Clubs of Greater Victoria Award for Community Leadership in 2009. She is still working hard on behalf of her community, and we got in touch to ask her about what receiving an award had meant to her, and what kinds of community leadership she's involved in nowadays.
"Receiving a Victoria Leadership Award was a fantastic honour. What it said to me was that the enjoyment that I had in mentoring others in my profession and in the charitable world was really appreciated. You could never call what I did "work" as it was always one of the most enjoyable parts of my career, and it was wonderful to know that , just as I had been mentored by others, I too could play that role and could really assist others and hopefully encourage them to do the same things in the future."
What kinds of community leadership are you involved in now?
I am still very involved in the community. I just finished a 6 year stint on the Symphony Board; I serve on the BC Lottery Board; and I am just starting a new term on the Foundation for the Victoria Symphony Board. Being a part of so many organizations means that I seldom walk down the street without running into someone I know and that is really what being a part of a community is all about; feeling like you belong, that you can help out where needed, and that you can turn to others when you need help. I love living here and being a part of Victoria (and Oak Bay).