The Gift of Life would like to invite one of our children to come back to District 7490 to join us as our special guest at this year’s Celebration Dinner. The Celebration Dinner will be held Thursday evening on February 8th at the Venetian in Garfield.
Applications must be received by October 20, 2017. The candidate will be selected by October 31, 2017.
Any club can nominate a child, now an adult, for consideration. We look forward to an opportunity to have this person share their memories of their Gift of Life experience and the subsequent path their life has taken. Please observe the following guidelines in pursuing your club’s nomination:
  1. The candidate must be able to obtain a visa to enter the US.
  2. Identify the sponsoring club (and, if applicable, the co-sponsoring club) and the host family.
  3. Identify the approximate date of the surgery.
  4. Determine that the candidate is willing to share their memories of GOL and how their life has since progressed.
  5. Identify where the candidate is now living.
  6. In support of the candidate’s post-surgery life experience, provide
  • A short biography presenting highlights/accomplishments in the candidate’s life since surgery.
  • A recent picture.
  • A listing of social media postings (if available)
  • A current 5-minute video of the candidate (if available)
Lead time is a very important factor in this process. If you believe your club has a good candidate please reach out to them as soon as possible and see if they are interested in being nominated and participating. Then proceed to address the above criteria and submit your nomination to:
                  David Whitlock, GOL Foundation Chair
                  E. 80 Route 4 – Suite 170
                  Paramus, NJ  07652
Applications must be received by October 20, 2017. The candidate will be selected by October 31, 2017.
The GOL Foundation will arrange to pay for the travel costs of the candidate. The sponsoring Club should be prepared to host the candidate during his or her stay in the country.
If you have any questions during this process please contact one of the following:
                  David Whitlock 201-280-2116 (cell);
                  Joe Laureni 201-390-3470 (cell);
                  Dick Beattie 201-612-8888 (office); 551-427-7002 (cell);