Volunteers – Matice Zasovska http://www.maticezasovska.cz/ Fri, 22 Oct 2021 22:31:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 http://www.maticezasovska.cz/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-4-150x150.png Volunteers – Matice Zasovska http://www.maticezasovska.cz/ 32 32 Volunteers needed for County Thanksgiving Parade http://www.maticezasovska.cz/volunteers-needed-for-county-thanksgiving-parade/ Fri, 22 Oct 2021 21:16:30 +0000 http://www.maticezasovska.cz/volunteers-needed-for-county-thanksgiving-parade/ After a year off, the annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade returns on Saturday, Nov. 20 to Silver Spring, and organizers are looking for volunteers to help the float and parade route staff. Participants must be 13 years of age or older and may Register now to dress in costume, serve as unit leader or be […]]]>

After a year off, the annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade returns on Saturday, Nov. 20 to Silver Spring, and organizers are looking for volunteers to help the float and parade route staff.

Participants must be 13 years of age or older and may Register now to dress in costume, serve as unit leader or be manipulators of inflatable balloons. According to the parade website, volunteers can be disguised as elves and pilgrims on chariots or as reindeer and penguins during the parade.

Volunteers are needed from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and must be available throughout the six-hour shift, according to parade organizers. Last Friday, just over 100 of the 400 places available for volunteers were filled.

Participants will meet at the Silver Spring Civic Building, according to the registration website. There, the parade will begin at Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street and continue on the same route as in previous years, ending at Silver Spring Avenue.

This year’s parade will be the first since the Thanksgiving tradition was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure the safety of volunteers, organizers require indoor and outdoor masks for parade participants. Additionally, the parade will take place in an outdoor garage and there will be sanitary stations along the route, according to the website.

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DOR is looking for volunteers for free tax assistance programs http://www.maticezasovska.cz/dor-is-looking-for-volunteers-for-free-tax-assistance-programs/ Thu, 21 Oct 2021 16:15:35 +0000 http://www.maticezasovska.cz/dor-is-looking-for-volunteers-for-free-tax-assistance-programs/ For Chief Tomahawk WISCONSIN – The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) is looking for volunteers for the state’s Voluntary Tax Assistance (VITA) and Senior Tax Advisory (TCE) programs. “The pandemic has strained Wisconsin’s Volunteer Tax Assistance (VITA) and Seniors Tax Advisory (TCE) programs over the past two fiscal seasons,” DOR said in a statement. “These […]]]>

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WISCONSIN – The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) is looking for volunteers for the state’s Voluntary Tax Assistance (VITA) and Senior Tax Advisory (TCE) programs.

“The pandemic has strained Wisconsin’s Volunteer Tax Assistance (VITA) and Seniors Tax Advisory (TCE) programs over the past two fiscal seasons,” DOR said in a statement. “These programs, providing free tax preparation services to eligible Wisconsin taxpayers, are in critical need of new volunteers as state sites prepare for tax season 2022.”

“The VITA and TCE programs exist because of the continuous service and dedication of volunteers,” said Peter Barca, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. “These are volunteer-run programs and the need for new volunteers has never been greater.”

DOR said there was a need for help in several positions, including receptionists, receiving documents and preparing for income tax. Accounting or finance experience is not required to volunteer.

“Those who help clients with tax preparation services will receive formal training, making it a good opportunity to learn about federal and state tax laws, and the preparation process while serving communities where they live and work, ”DOR said. “Hours of work are flexible, allowing anyone, from busy students and retirees to those working full time, to devote time to this valuable program. Most volunteers find it convenient to work at tax preparation sites a few miles from their homes. “

The deadline to volunteer is November 14, 2021.

Those interested in volunteering for either program during the tax season from January 2022 to April 2022 should complete a Community Volunteer Information Form (www.revenue.wi.gov/Pages/ContactUs/vitavolunteerinfo.aspx) on the Ministry of Revenue website or contact DOR’s VITA-TCE program coordinator Juan Carlos Reyes at 608-261-5236 or juan.reyes@wisconsin.gov.

“Volunteers in the VITA and TCE programs prepare nearly 75,000 tax returns each year at approximately 200 sites statewide,” DOR said. “The VITA program is a cooperative effort of the IRS and many states, including Wisconsin. Volunteers trained by the IRS and DOR prepare basic income tax returns for free. The TCE program is supported by AARP. AARP’s Tax-Aide volunteers train in cooperation with the IRS and DOR to prepare basic tax returns for free during tax season. Most of these sites offer free electronic filing.


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Hospice staff and volunteers make ‘an indelible difference’ | Winchester Star http://www.maticezasovska.cz/hospice-staff-and-volunteers-make-an-indelible-difference-winchester-star/ Tue, 19 Oct 2021 04:00:00 +0000 http://www.maticezasovska.cz/hospice-staff-and-volunteers-make-an-indelible-difference-winchester-star/ WINCHESTER – It’s National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, a time to thank the people who bring dignity to our last days. In Winchester, the association Blue Ridge Hospice has 250 staff members and 160 active volunteers who work every day to help the dying and their loved ones. “Hospice Palliative Care Month is an […]]]>

WINCHESTER – It’s National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, a time to thank the people who bring dignity to our last days.

In Winchester, the association Blue Ridge Hospice has 250 staff members and 160 active volunteers who work every day to help the dying and their loved ones.

“Hospice Palliative Care Month is an opportunity for us to educate the community about hospice palliative care services, how they can access them, and the benefits of having them at the end of their life,” Cheryl Hamilton Fried, President and CEO said Monday. CEO of Blue Ridge Hospice. “This is also an opportunity for us to thank our employees and volunteers for the time and sacrifice they give in caring for people at the end of their lives, which can be very difficult work.

Hospice staff and volunteers intervene shortly before a patient’s death to alleviate suffering and help family members during a tragic time. Services are available to anyone in need, regardless of the patient’s or their family’s ability to pay, but Fried said only about 50% of people in the United States take advantage of what the hospice has to offer. .

Blue Ridge Hospice Chief Medical Officer Dr Brendan Flynn said it takes a special type of person to work in a hospice, but the rewards can outweigh the harsh reality of knowing that unless you are a miracle, every patient will die in the very near future.

“The death rate in America is still 100%,” Flynn said. “But you can have a good result from something that you know will happen.”

When it comes to end-of-life care, a good outcome is one that allows the patient to maintain their dignity and die in the location of their choice while ensuring that their loved ones receive emotional and material support. full.

An example: Fried recalled a 43-year-old patient at the Blue Ridge Hospice inpatient care center at 333 W. Cork St. in Winchester whose greatest wish was to celebrate another Thanksgiving and Christmas.

“We used our volunteer department and our marketing department, and a lot of people here were involved to make sure we had decorations in his room,” Fried said.

Hospice staff and volunteers also contacted Cracker Barrel restaurant at 200 Front Royal Pike near Winchester to order turkey dinners for the wife and loved ones. Cracker Barrel responded by donating all meals for free.

Flynn, who is also a family physician, admitted there are definitely bad days in hospice care, “but if we’ve done our job right, we’ve made an indelible difference in the lives of this family and that of. this patient. … It’s worth these tough days because the difference we’re making is staggering.

In 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic, Blue Ridge Hospice staff and volunteers treated 1,298 patients, made 68,697 client visits and traveled a total of 845,260 miles to complete their duties.

“Our staff are just fearless,” said Flynn. “We owe them so much. “

Blue Ridge Hospice also meets the needs of the elderly or sick but who still have a lot of life. For example, when Viola Brown from Berryville turned 110 earlier this month, hospice staff threw a birthday party at her house with gifts and a cake.

The non-profit organization also offers free bereavement services to anyone in need, whether or not the loved one has been in a hospice.

“It’s part of our mission to provide this type of service because we have the expertise,” Fried said.

Additionally, Blue Ridge Hospice operates eight thrift stores across the region that sell donated items to raise funds for the organization. Last year, 19% of the association’s operating income came from its thrift stores.

Just as Blue Ridge Hospice is there for the community, it is also there for its staff and volunteers. Due to the sometimes difficult nature of their work, Fried said the organization requires significant training when someone is hired and then offers bereavement services as needed.

“We make sure to take care of our own and help them out when they have these tough days,” Fried said.

It can be difficult for patients, their families, and even their doctors to admit death is near, but the sooner a person contacts Blue Ridge Hospice, the easier the end-of-life transition can be.

“It is very important to get involved as early as possible so that we can develop relationships and help them live their last days as they want to live them, [and] the family can go through a proper grieving process afterwards, ”said Fried.

“Getting involved from the start to help with this aspect of quality of life is always a good thing,” added Flynn.

To learn more about Blue Ridge Hospice and its patient and community services, visit brhospice.org.


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Hundreds of Volunteers Help Support Families and Communities in the Tulsa Area Through Send Relief Serve Tour | Local News http://www.maticezasovska.cz/hundreds-of-volunteers-help-support-families-and-communities-in-the-tulsa-area-through-send-relief-serve-tour-local-news/ Sun, 17 Oct 2021 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.maticezasovska.cz/hundreds-of-volunteers-help-support-families-and-communities-in-the-tulsa-area-through-send-relief-serve-tour-local-news/ Serve Tour Tulsa volunteers Cassie Conner (left), Denise Buford and Chantel Gray from Eastern Heights Baptist Church in Bartlesville clean up debris from Mobile Manor South Friday in Sapulpa. Serve Tour Tulsa volunteer Cam Tsan paints a mural on a wall at Clinton West Elementary School on Friday in Tulsa. Serve Tour Tulsa Nicki Jones […]]]>

Mike LeHew wanted to accomplish some modest goals this weekend.

The first initiative was to make a difference by committing to volunteer work in your community by picking up a paintbrush to help revamp a local school, then working with kids at a soccer camp.

The second was to complete the task while inspiring others with expressions of faith and love.

“We are just thrilled to love Metro Tulsa and not just with projects but also with sharing the gospel,” said LeHew, pastor of Church Inside Out, based in Sapulpa.

LeHew was one of 500 people representing local church groups and community organizations to participate in the Send Relief Serve tour. It’s a national effort that started on Friday in Tulsa and ended on Saturday.

The organization partners with local churches, schools and city leaders to create “the most transformative impact possible through various community building projects” such as roofing, painting, landscaping, improvement of schools and renovation of playgrounds.

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Send Relief Serve Tour also takes place in Memphis, Tennessee, Meridian, Mississippi, Baltimore, Maryland and Charleston, South Carolina.

The work, explained, LeHew allows ordinary citizens to “meet the needs of others.”


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How volunteering in retirement can help your community and your own health http://www.maticezasovska.cz/how-volunteering-in-retirement-can-help-your-community-and-your-own-health/ Sat, 16 Oct 2021 11:00:00 +0000 http://www.maticezasovska.cz/how-volunteering-in-retirement-can-help-your-community-and-your-own-health/ Jill Bellarmino, featured at Cape May MAC in New Jersey, says she enjoys the flexible hours of volunteering and the feeling of fulfillment. “When I finish a project, I feel proud,” she says. Courtesy photography Text size Shortly after Jill Bellarmino and her husband, Lee, retired and moved from Toms River to Cape May, NJ, […]]]>

Jill Bellarmino, featured at Cape May MAC in New Jersey, says she enjoys the flexible hours of volunteering and the feeling of fulfillment. “When I finish a project, I feel proud,” she says.

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CASA Kane County calls on veterans to volunteer http://www.maticezasovska.cz/casa-kane-county-calls-on-veterans-to-volunteer/ Fri, 15 Oct 2021 04:22:09 +0000 http://www.maticezasovska.cz/casa-kane-county-calls-on-veterans-to-volunteer/ On Thursday, November 4, CASA Kane County will host an information meeting to honor veterans with the goal of recruiting veterans who may be ready for a new mission, volunteering to protect children. CASA Kane County is a non-profit organization that trains community volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the justice system. […]]]>

On Thursday, November 4, CASA Kane County will host an information meeting to honor veterans with the goal of recruiting veterans who may be ready for a new mission, volunteering to protect children.

CASA Kane County is a non-profit organization that trains community volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the justice system.

“We thank all veterans and active duty military for their service to our country and for protecting our freedoms,” said Stephanie Marlatt, director of communications for CASA. “Veterans often make great volunteers. They are mission oriented, ”says Marlatt. “You give them the mission and they find a way to implement it. In this case, our mission is to help foster children who have suffered abuse or neglect find a safe and permanent home. “

CASA Kane County is an ad litem guardian, a voluntary, non-profit organization that advocates for the best interests of child victims of abuse and neglect in the juvenile justice system.

Its goal is to ensure that every child in foster care is placed in a safe and permanent home. CASA stands for “court appointed special advocate” and GAL stands for “guardian ad litem”.

CASA Kane County trains volunteers from all walks of life to serve as sworn officers of the law, whose duty it is to represent and uphold the best interests of a particular child. Volunteers get to know the child and his or her needs and make recommendations to the judge overseeing the case to help the court make informed decisions. Volunteers are committed to the child until the case is closed and the child is in a safe and permanent home.

Gary Gartrell, a veteran and CASA volunteer, agrees that the volunteer experience is a good fit for many veterans.

“My military service has been personally rewarding because of the camaraderie I felt among members of my company when the mission was accomplished. As a CASA volunteer, I feel a similar camaraderie as our entire team provides a child with a safer path to growth and success. Gartrell said. “In the military, completing the mission and taking care of your troops was the expectation. As CASA, my mission is to provide a safe environment for the child.”

The information meeting will be offered online from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. If you would like to learn more about how to volunteer or attend the November 4th in-person information meeting, email Sandie Cross, CASA Director of Training, at sandiec@casakanecounty.org or call (630) 443-3131.

To report a suspected child abuse or neglect online in a non-emergency situation, visit dcfsonlinereporting.dcfs.illinois.gov/.

To report by phone, call 1-800-25-ABUSE (800-252-2873). Online calls and reports can be made 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For all emergencies, calls should be made to 911.


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Dedicated volunteers to be honored at Rancho Bernardo hat ceremony http://www.maticezasovska.cz/dedicated-volunteers-to-be-honored-at-rancho-bernardo-hat-ceremony/ Wed, 13 Oct 2021 23:29:42 +0000 http://www.maticezasovska.cz/dedicated-volunteers-to-be-honored-at-rancho-bernardo-hat-ceremony/ A drive-through ceremony will be held for the second year in honor of 49 community members at Rancho Bernardo’s 12th annual Hats Off to Volunteers event on Saturday morning. The modified ceremony takes place due to the pandemic, according to Marty Judge of the Rancho Bernardo Continuing Education Center. He co-chairs the event with Scott […]]]>

A drive-through ceremony will be held for the second year in honor of 49 community members at Rancho Bernardo’s 12th annual Hats Off to Volunteers event on Saturday morning.

The modified ceremony takes place due to the pandemic, according to Marty Judge of the Rancho Bernardo Continuing Education Center. He co-chairs the event with Scott Lawn of the Rancho Bernardo Business Association. The two organizations are the co-hosts of the ceremony.

Starting at 10 a.m., the winners – who have been nominated by their respective community organizations – will take a route through the main parking lot at Rancho Bernardo High. At various times, they will receive certificates from elected officials as well as a commemorative hat and program, the judge said.

The Principal of Rancho Bernardo High School, Hans Becker, will welcome the winners with a commemorative program. Presenters of the certificate will be CEC RB President Arthur Pearl, San Diego City Council Member Marni von Wilpert, County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and Assembly Member Brian Maienschein. The judge and Lawn will present the hats.

The 2021 winners of Rancho Bernardo Chapeau aux Volunteers and their nominating organizations are:

Community associations – Patsy Cutler (Oaks North Community Center), Kristie flinders (Seven Oaks Community Center), Virginie Hargarten (Casa de las Campanas), John kersey (Eastview RB Community Center), Rick micheri (The Westwood Club) and Don williams (Bernardo Heights Community Association).

Civic and business groups – Don glover (Spirit of the Fourth), Larry herring (Rancho Bernardo Business Association), Marie Karscig (Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation), Blair lawson (Conservative order for good government), Laurie Madsen (Rancho Bernardo Community Council), Katie Newbanks (Rancho Bernardo Community Recreation Group), Patrick Vincent (Rancho Bernardo Planning Council) and Teri wyness (Rancho Bernardo Federated Republican Women).

Service clubs and organizations – Toni Bevan (Rancho Bernardo Women’s Club), Corinne Campbell (Soroptimist International – North of San Diego), Gregory Cody (Rancho Bernardo Lions Club), Peri Cunefare (Bernardo Gardeners Club), Mike Fuqua (Rancho Bernardo Rotary Club), Robin kaufman (4 Paws of Love Organization of zootherapy), Jim lawler (Love on a leash), Laura Mello (Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary Club), Roy Normand (Sanctuary Club of Rancho Bernardo), Jane radatz (Rancho Bernardo Hall of Fame) and Carole sanborn (Rancho Bernardo Toastmasters).

School organizations – Lisa Ducote (Westwood Elementary School), Maggie Martin (Turtleback Elementary School), Anna renstrom (Association of Parent-Teacher Students of Rancho Bernardo High School) and June Zhou (Rancho Bernardo Lycée Friends of the Library).

Safety, health and personal services – Christine Bodle (Patrol of retired senior volunteers from Rancho Bernardo), Tiffany Bukowski (North Interior County Assistance League), Diane Martineau (Palomar Health Volunteer Services), Elisabeth nagy (Ride Above Disability Therapeutic Riding Center), Nancy pryor (Rancho Bernardo neighborhood watch), Jill salafia (Backyard production project) and Will woodward (Palomar Foundation for Health).

Organizations serving seniors and veterans – David Herbka (Dutch Chapter of the Military Order of World Wars), Kathy nyetrae (Services for seniors at Rancho Bernardo), Gerald Porter (Rancho Bernardo Veterans of Foreign Wars), Tim rohane (Ed Brown Center for Active Adults) and Art root (Rancho Bernardo Veterans Memorial Association).

Organizations serving young people – Marie Hill (San Diego Football Club), Bill Jaynes (Elders helping our children), Jenn Valence (Rancho Bernardo Pop Warner Football and Cheer Association) and Lei Zhou (Boy Scouts of America, San Diego).

Artistic, educational and faith-based organizations – Darrell Date (Lutheran Church of the Incarnation), Diane heinz (Friends of the Rancho Bernardo Library), Marguerite Logan (Rancho Bernardo Historical Society) and Arthur Pearl (The Rancho Bernardo Continuing Education Center).


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Daphne opens new fire station, but volunteer services are still struggling in Baldwin County http://www.maticezasovska.cz/daphne-opens-new-fire-station-but-volunteer-services-are-still-struggling-in-baldwin-county/ Tue, 12 Oct 2021 18:16:03 +0000 http://www.maticezasovska.cz/daphne-opens-new-fire-station-but-volunteer-services-are-still-struggling-in-baldwin-county/ DAPHNE, Alabama (WKRG) – The addition of a new fire hall is timely in Daphne as the region expands. The nearby Belforest Volunteer Fire Department is still feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. “This area is growing so fast. I’m sure there are more plans for growth here, and the residential areas are developing […]]]>

DAPHNE, Alabama (WKRG) – The addition of a new fire hall is timely in Daphne as the region expands. The nearby Belforest Volunteer Fire Department is still feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This area is growing so fast. I’m sure there are more plans for growth here, and the residential areas are developing a lot, ”said Daphne Fire Chief LeAnn Tacon.

She has only been with the Daphne Fire Department since January, but within no time, Chief Tacon notices the need for more cover on the East Coast.

“I have received support all over this city and I am very proud to be a part of it,” said Tacon.

On Tuesday morning, the new Daphne Fire Hall opened with a groundbreaking ceremony, filling a void that has been missing south of County Road 64 so far.

“We are there for them now and we are delighted to be there for them,” she continued.

As the Daphne Fire Department continues to grow, the Belforest Volunteer Fire Department is still working to rebuild its staff after the COVID-19 pandemic. The service, which responds to emergency calls near the new Daphne station, has lost around 10 firefighters in the past year. Just up the road, however, staffing isn’t an issue.

“It won’t be any different from what it was during the pandemic. We’ve been fully staffed all this time, ”said Chief Tacon.

Most Baldwin County communities like Belforest rely on volunteer firefighters in the event of an emergency. Many departments confirm to WKRG News 5 that they are answering more calls with fewer volunteers.

“It is unique that we are the only full-time fire department on the east coast. We are surrounded by volunteers and Daphné has made it a priority, ”said the mayor of Daphné, Robin LeJeune.

For Belforest, additional help is closer than ever if neighboring resources are needed for a major appeal.

“We are very proud to have been able to retain the staff. All of our stations are open and we are able to provide citizens with what they need in an emergency, ”Tacon said.

If you would like to volunteer or learn more about becoming a volunteer firefighter, you can contact Chief Teresa Mitchell of the Belforest Volunteer Fire Department by calling (251) 626-8020.


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Rotary club thanks Scout volunteers with picnic http://www.maticezasovska.cz/rotary-club-thanks-scout-volunteers-with-picnic/ Mon, 11 Oct 2021 12:04:32 +0000 http://www.maticezasovska.cz/rotary-club-thanks-scout-volunteers-with-picnic/ Posted: Oct 11, 2021 8:00 AM The Newtown Rotary Club hosted a picnic at Dickinson Memorial Park on September 21 to show appreciation for Troops 270 and 370 of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Both BSA troupes have volunteered for various community projects that Rotary has run in the past. Most recently they have […]]]>

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The Newtown Rotary Club hosted a picnic at Dickinson Memorial Park on September 21 to show appreciation for Troops 270 and 370 of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

Both BSA troupes have volunteered for various community projects that Rotary has run in the past. Most recently they have helped with the plantings on the Fairfield Hills Fruit Trail.

During the picnic, the older BSA Scouts took a moment to talk with the young Scouts about the importance of giving back. They encouraged the young scouts to participate in an upcoming volunteer opportunity with Rotary to innovate for pollinator gardens at local elementary schools on Thursday evening.

Meanwhile, Rotary members David Freedman, Daniel Honan, Judy Grabarz and President Alex Villamil work diligently to grill hot dogs and burgers for their guests to enjoy.

After everyone sat down to break bread and connect, Villamil stood up to express Rotary’s gratitude to the many volunteers.

“We want to thank you for everything… for helping us and the community,” he said. “It’s our way of saying ‘Good job, keep it up.'”

Villamil concluded by saying, “I hope one day you will be Rotarians. “

Newtown resident Rob Sibley was on hand with the Boy Scouts and congratulated Rotary for reaching out to BSA troops for volunteer opportunities and for doing everything possible to show their appreciation for their work.

“This is how you build relationships,” Sibley said.

Villamil agreed and added that “this is the start of something” between the partnership of civic organizations.

For more information on the Newtown Rotary Club and to help volunteer, visit newtownctrotary.org or by e-mail to info@newtownctrotary.org.

Journalist Alissa Silber can be reached at alissa@thebee.com.

Members of BSA 270 and 370 stand at attention, saluting or putting their hands over their hearts, as they take the pledge of allegiance at the Newtown Rotary Club Picnic at Dickinson Memorial Park on 21 September. – Bee Photos, Silber

At the volunteer picnic, Newtown Rotary Club President Alex Villamil delivers a speech and applauds the BSA troops for their work in helping them with community projects.

From left to right, Newtown Rotary Club members Judy Grabarz, Alex Villamil, David Freedman and Dan Honan help grill hot dogs and burgers for the volunteer picnic at Dickinson Memorial Park on September 21.

Fifth-grader Claire Hoyack of Cub Scout 470 munchies Oreos with her mom and leader Karen Hoyack during the Rotary Club picnic. The Hoyaks also helped organize the Fruit Trail in Fairfield Hills.


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McKinney Center recognizes volunteers | Sunday Stories http://www.maticezasovska.cz/mckinney-center-recognizes-volunteers-sunday-stories/ Sun, 10 Oct 2021 04:30:00 +0000 http://www.maticezasovska.cz/mckinney-center-recognizes-volunteers-sunday-stories/ The McKinney Center last month hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Ice Cream Social Event to recognize and honor those who give back to the center. More than 70 volunteers worked more than 4,000 hours in 2020 and 2021. Volunteer hours come from a variety of activities, including StoryTown tasks such as collecting stories, attending the radio […]]]>

The McKinney Center last month hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Ice Cream Social Event to recognize and honor those who give back to the center. More than 70 volunteers worked more than 4,000 hours in 2020 and 2021.

Volunteer hours come from a variety of activities, including StoryTown tasks such as collecting stories, attending the radio show, and helping with fundraisers. Other jobs for McKinney Center volunteers include cooking or donating food for events, distributing posters and catalogs, organizing outreach activities, and hosting work.

The volunteers were treated to ice cream and a wide variety of toppings.

Skye McFarland, Community Programs Specialist at the McKinney Center, greeted guests and presented awards to specific volunteers.

This year’s awards included:

• Paul and Venessa Braxton, Sweet Treat Sweeties

• Ann Florence, ceramic patron of the year

• Zel Hester, recording queen (three consecutive years)

• Susu Floyd, pastry princess

• Foye Webb, master motorist

• Phyllis Fabozzi, endures the most dramas (three consecutive years)

• Gregg Huddlestone, Additional Mile Award

• Heidi Ehle and Michelle Treece, exceptional volunteers

• Nancy Kavanaugh, Greatest Prize of All Time (GOAT).


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