I wish to nominate Cara T. (carat) for a Spirit to Serve award.
Those of us who have been around for a while know how much Cara contributes to this site. I think she's been part of the moderation team for just under a year, but you'd never know it. She's always willing to help folks resolve problems with points, promotions, or customer service issues from a recent stay. While I don't know how many Insiders she has helped, I'm sure it has been a greater number than most of us realize.
She has done so much for the users of this site. It doesn't matter how large or how insignificant the issue is, she tackles them all. For example, the discussion related to the Delta Brand Badge was of not some earth-shattering problem that needed to be fixed. It was a minor gripe by a few Insiders, yet Cara worked to make it happen. It's that sort of dedication to even the smallest of concerns that prompted me to nominate her for a Spirit to Serve award. When you put this on top of all the other concerns posted on this site that she has helped fix, it's clear why she is deserving of this award.
All the moderators of this site do such a great job. Cara really shines. Thank you for all you do here every day.
bejacob I will add an enthusiastic second to the nomination for Cara to receive the Spirit to Serve Award. As a relative newcomer, she has been most helpful to me directly, Moreover, her insights and facilitation skills are abundantly evident in her interactions with Insiders! Here's to Cara!!!
You are all too sweet!! This has put such a huge smile on my face!! It is such an honor to be a part of a community of dedicated travelers. Each of you have been such an integral part of this site and your contributions are greatly appreciated!! My hat is off to all of you... you're the reason this forum is as awesome as it is!!!
It is a recognition program for Marriott workers.
I saw this on their website.
"Marriott associates strive to provide excellent service for each and every guest and they appreciate being acknowledged by you. The Spirit to Serve Award exemplifies J. Willard Marriott's adage, "if you take care of your associates, they will take care of the customer, and the customer will keep coming back." Award winners receive a customized certificate, signed by Bill Marriott and Arne Sorenson."
You betchya, carat is a real trooper for us here and is a huge help. Plus a NASCAR fan, maybe I should head to Sonoma this weekend and bring her some Wine home with me!!!
Thank you so much Cara!
Greetings, bejacob, thank you for your nomination for Cara! We will most certainly pass along all of the enthusiastic comments and your nomination for consideration of the Spirit to Serve award. Thank you for taking the time to recognize Cara and all that she does for the Insiders community!
How did I miss this carat love-in?? Still, better late than never...
Cara has responded both sympathetically and informatively to several of my posts over the last year or so and her responses on this board are always worth a read. I've seen her responses as very helpful to several members and she has successfully sorted out several quite vocal complainants.
Good call bejacob