Helping You Prepare for Your
International Couple of the
Congratulations on being named District Couple of the Year!
You’re halfway there—only one more step to take. You’ve conquered
your fears as you presented on stage in front of your friends and
peers. You’ve carefully created your resume and experienced your
first COY interview with the judges. Believe it or not…..that’s
about as hard as it gets!
We know you have questions about the
next step ahead. Maybe you’re worried about some of the things
expected of you? Are your worries holding you back? There are lots
of rumors out there that may be a bit concerning to you. Well, we
are here to take away some of the mystery so you can make an
informed decision about participating in the International Couple of
the Year Selection Pro-cess!
• Remember that ALL levels, this is meant to be a FUN and
REWARDING experience. It is your opportunity to grow and become an
ambassador for GWRRA. And the new friendships that will come your
way will become one of your greatest treasures in life.
• Are you expected to travel to numerous other District
rallies and events at significant cost of time and money? Absolutely
not! There is no requirement for you to travel at all UNLESS it is
something that you want to do yourself. Attending these events is a
FUN and EXCITING thing to do! That is one of the best parts of
GWRRA. But this is YOUR decision to make and is not a factor that
you are judged on in the ICOY Selection Process.
• Are you expected to volunteer at Chapter and District
events? The short answer is YES. That is the main reason you were
selected as a Couple of the Year. Your leadership and volunteerism
made you stand out and the Couple of the Year Program was created to
celebrate and honor our leaders at all levels. Up to six points will
be awarded based on your volunteer activities at any Chapter,
District or National rallies or events, wherever they may be.
Attendance only does not give you points.
• Are you expected to attend Wing Ding? If you are one of
the successful couples who are select-ed as one of the six
International Couples of the Year, then you are required to attend
Wing Ding and proudly represent your COY Territory. Our members will
want to meet and congratulate you personally at the following Wing
Ding. This is a HUGE accomplishment and we want to show you off to
• We LOVE our Couples! You are the cornerstone of GWRRA and
you represent the values we hold dear. Your enthusiasm, dedication
and volunteerism makes you role models. We hope to see you move
forward to the International Selection Process next year! GOOD LUCK
to all our 2018 District Couples of the Year!