The month of October is designated by Rotary International as Vocational Service Month. In keeping with the 2012-2013 RI theme of "Peace through Service," The Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise invited nomination for its annual Vocational Service Awards, which was initiated this Rotary year 2012.
Dr. Judith Arndell was selected from among the nominees submitted for the award.
To be eligible for the award, the nominee (individual)had to demonstrate the following attributes:
1. Leadership of the highest standard and a proven track record in the area of Peace Management, Dispute Resolution or Restorative Justice as a chosen vocation;
2. Exemplification of the Rotary spirit of "Service Above Self";
3. Involvement at the community level in activities connected to or associated with Peace Management, Dispute Resolution or Restorative Justice;
4. High ethical and moral standards displayed in performance / work related to selected area of vocational service.
Dr. Arndell is the President and co-founder of the UJIMA Foundation, which operates a residential therapeutic facility for "at risks’ boys. Dr. Arndell has been a clinical psychologist on the island for over 25 years.
Dr. Arndell also offers counseling at the Turning Point Center for Drug and Alcohol abuse. She is also the President of the Board of the Charlotte Brookson Academy of the Performing Arts. The Academy, which started in August 2012, offers curriculum-based professional instructions in theatre arts, dance, music, visual arts, health and physical education. In April 2008, Dr. Judith Arndell was given a Royal Decoration by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands for her service to the community.
Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise was pleased to present Dr. Judith Arndell, an exemplary member of our St. Maarten community with the Vocational Service Award.