The "Trina Bauer Inspirational Wellness Award" is an annual award honoring a local individual for making a positive lifestyle change while inspiring others along their journey. Named after Trina Bauer's retirement in Fall 2018, the Inspirational Wellness Award will be a community wide award.
2024 Award Winner - Brice Watson
Brice was named the 2024 Inspirational Wellness Award winner in January 2024. Brice is a WWII veteran and has been a member of the DRC since 2018.
You can find Brice at the DRC walking the track almost every day when he isn't playing on one of the two bowling leagues he participates in. Brice doesn't allow for excuses no matter the weather conditions or his overcoming medial issues. Brice knows many of the staff and fellow members by name and enjoys visiting with all. Brice is a true inspiration and shows kindness and encouragement to all who have the privilege of knowing him.
Starting the fall of 2024, the community may nominate an individual that they find to be inspiring in their wellness journey by application. Applications will be taken in November and then will go through a review process with Bauer and DRC committee staff. The winner will be chosen and announced each January. Each winner will have their name placed on a glass plaque that is displayed in the DRC fitness center and have the opportunity to be involved in the DRC and Derby Health Collaborative initiatives throughout the year.