The Annual Rick McNulty Memorial Award 2022-2023
In Memory of a Valued Volunteer and Team Leader
Rick was dedicated in anything he did, starting with a career in the military serving our country. Rick had a long history of volunteerism and was always the guy to step up to the plate.
He always put others first.
Rick’s daughter Laura and son-in-law Greg were both killed by an impaired driver October 29, 2006. His two grandchildren, Kali and Jeremy, were left injured and without parents. Without reservations, Rick and his wife Sue raised the children and started devoting their lives to stopping impaired driving and supporting other victims and survivors wherever they went.
Rick was one of a kind, a rare find whose dedication must not go unnoticed.
He was the one to make you laugh when you want to cry, a nod or gesture of encouragement when you needed it the most, the hand to hold when you felt alone or the shoulder to cry on when there were no other words.
In 2016, Rick was diagnosed with cancer.
Despite his fighter and survivor skills, he had lost his battle May 19, 2017.
In honour of our friend and mentor, we are offering the Rick McNulty Award.
An award in the amount of $1,000 – offered to young people who chose to follow in Rick’s footsteps, always living selflessly and finding compassion in all they do – by lending a steady hand towards others in need.
MADD Saint John and Area
- Graduating from a High School within our jurisdiction – Grand Bay/Westfield to Sussex
- Good academic standing
- Pursuing Post-Secondary Education at a recognized institution
- Community Involvement and Leadership Skills
- Currently a volunteer in their community
*Preference will be given to those who display leadership and community involvement and have been affected by impaired driving.
Please enclose a summary essay (maximum 500 words) sharing with the committee your passion and enthusiasm that has led to your choice of volunteer activities.
In your essay, also tell the committee about why you think you have the required leadership qualities to be presented with this award.
If you have any personal experience connected with impaired driving, feel free to share this in your essay as well.
Application deadline: May 4, 2023
*PLEASE NOTE:* The winning applicant MUST provide their social insurance number upon receipt of winning the bursary.
The winner will be officially announced on our Facebook Page on Thursday, June 1, 2023. On this day, the school will also be contacted regarding the winning recipient.