|Grand Rapids ICN Global Award Event|
iChange Nations™ the “World’s Largest Building Cultures of Honor” network had an International Honor Event in Grand Rapids, Michigan November 4, 2017. In attendance were several different nations. Leading humanitarians and people of civility were honored with prestigious iChange Nations™ Awards.
There was a great representation from NW Indiana. Dr. Gordon Bradshaw, one of the founders of Community Civility Counts Initiative received the iChange Nations “Pillar Award” for his continued strong support of the Global ICN Golden Rule Movement of Honor. Vincent Harlston received the ICN Christian Media of Excellence Award and Dr. Anthony Branch received an Honorary Doctorate in Letters from United Graduate College and Seminary International for his outstanding journalism.
We are witnessing great international results coming out of World Civility Day. Dr. Chuck Hughes and Dr. Gordon Bradshaw along with the Gary Indiana Chamber of Commerce, have worked together to create the Community Civility Counts Initiative and World Civility Day and appointed Dr. Clyde Rivers as the Spokesperson for World Civility Day. This award is reaching platforms of the world and iChange Nations™ is finding great people of civility to honor.
Former President of Zambia, Kenneth Kaunda, is one of the last living freedom fighter that aided Nelson Mandela in his apartheid movement in South Africa; helping him get free from prison and housing and protecting members of his political party for years. Kaunda worked in his country to unite the over 70 tribes that are united to this day. He was then first person in history awarded the prestigious ICN World Civility Award and this has set the bar high for this award.
Although unable to attend the event in Grand Rapids, Lew Bayer, CEO of Civility Experts Worldwide Inc. received the ICN World Civility Award and the highest award to-date from iChange Nations™, the Girma Wolde Giorgis Presidential Environmental Award for her work to change the environments of the world today through Civility Training, bringing solutions to a world full of incivility. Along with this award she also received the ICN World Civility Award.
At the iChange Nations™ Global Honor Event, Naldy Consuelo Portillo Folgar, the “Women of Peace” for the country of Guatemala, was awarded the iChange Nations™ World Civility Award and also the iChange Nations™ National Statesman Award for her work in peace building her country, Guatemala. iChange nations™ desires to recognize the individuals and organizations working to empower and help mankind.
“We need to brand a new kind of hero, a new role model for the people of the world to follow. If we don’t bring these great people to our global platforms to acknowledge and honor them, we have lost a huge part of legacy intended to guide and better the world. That is the reason ICN seeks out people doing great things to help the world and bestows honor upon them. We are creating a new standard and the world will follow,” says Dr. Clyde Rivers.
Another recipient was a presidential candidate for the country of Guinea, Alpha Kabine Baro, he was awarded the ICN World Civility Award, for his work to keep peace amongst the youth of his nation. Among the award recipients was a gubernatorial candidate for the state of Kansas, USA, Patrick Kucera. He was also a recipient of the World Civility Day Award.
Dr. Charles Kinuthia in turn received the World Civility Day Award for his work in the nations to bring equity and an entrepreneurial spirit into business systems supporting World Civility globally.
The building of Cultures of Honor is one of the mainstays of iChange Nations™ global work. Dr. Donella Pitzl, ICN’s Global Director said, “Honor has a life of its own, once you bring it, it changes the atmosphere and people are empowered and encouraged to continue to do good and help mankind.”