Every year Avon Representatives who have reached various levels of achievement in sales are honored at a luncheon called the President's Club Tribute, as President's Club is the first level of achievement. There are currently 44 Cloud Climbers in my Avon Unit, and several of them came close to making President's Club this past year, but only two made it. Congratulations are in order for Susanne W. and Rene P. for their accomplishments! Our PC Tribute was today, and we enjoyed a delicious lunch catered by Ruth's Chris Restaurant and received awards and recognition for our hard work. Susanne was able to be there but, unfortunately, Rene had an unexpected problem that came up that kept her from attending and celebrating with us.
This year I received recognition for having the second highest sales in our district of about 600 representatives, (thank you, Avon customers!), and that award is the tall silver statuette in the picture below. I was also recognized as having the highest online sales in our division of about 9,000 representatives, which came as a real surprise to me. I was number six in sales of skin care products for the division, and I was happy to hear Susanne announced as number one in sales of Bug Guard for the division. Way to go, Susanne!
The biggest surprise of the day, however, was receiving the Spirit of Avon Award. This award is chosen by the district manager each year, and it is an especially nice honor. Many of my friends in Avon have won the award in the past, but I have not. I like to try to guess which of my friends will win each year, and quite often I guess correctly. I did not guess correctly this year, as I felt certain another worthy representative would be receiving it. The managers love keeping their secret and seeing the expression on the face of the one they have chosen each year, and I know my face had a shocked look this time. That award is the crystal one in the picture below, and here is what it says:
"The SPIRIT OF AVON award is an award given from the heart. The heart of a Manager -- and the heart of Avon. It is often hard to choose just one recipient because there are so many special Representatives. However, one person's incredible spirit stands out above the rest. Not necessarily because of sales volume or recruiting excellence, but because of an attitude of giving, sharing, and selflessness. This person gives of themselves continually. They build their own business by professionally and courteously serving their customers. They care about and share with other Representatives, as well as all who have the privilege of crossing their path. This Representative is a friend, a teacher, and a blessing. They are the SPIRIT OF AVON 2014."
Having my fellow representatives, some of whom have received the honor in the past and some of whom will receive it in the future, hug me and congratulate me was very special as well. And reading that accolade makes me want to try to deserve it more in the future.
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