RSVP: 55+ Initiative Breakfast was a success

United Way of East Central Iowa’s RSVP: 55+ Initiative is proudly kicked off Older American’s Month with the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Annual Appreciation Breakfast on May 6, 2013 at Hills Bank and Trust.

May is a time for celebration of older Americans; at this breakfast we celebrated some of the great work that our RSVP: 55+ Initiative Volunteers do for our community. The following people were honored at the breakfast:

Governor’s Award: Winston Bair, Terry Lamb, John Slusher, Edward Biggart, Linda Mellody, Lavern Wendt, Bill Huebener, Jack Murphy,  Esther Wilson

500+ RSVP Volunteer Hours in 2012: LaVonne Bova, Tom Brennom, Jim Burnside, Sharon Carpenter, Judy Cowan, Don Grimm, Karen E Hansen, Rachel Hodina, Carolyn Holubar, Vern R. Jackson, Dixie M. Jurgens, Clifford D. Koop, Charlie Kress, Dick H Lenth, John MacDonald, John McDonough, Bob Ocken, Beryl O’Connor, Michael Pearson, Sue Pearson, Lenna See, Ken Techau, Everett Allen Timm, Conrad Vande Zandschulp, Joe Wells, Ron Weuve, Don Wickenkamp, Mike F. Wilson, James C Wolfe, Shirley Worley, Norman Z Wright, Julius Yoder

1000+ RSVP Volunteer Hours of Service to RSVP Partner Agencies: Dixie Jurgens, Cliff Koop, Dick Lenth

The President’s Lifetime of Service Award (volunteers that have given a total of 4000 or more hours): Dorothy Eimen, Ed Holstrom, Elizabeth Hutton, Vern Jackson, Pete Jurgens, Lenna See, John Slusher, Basil Tiley, Don Wilmott, Joyce Wright

To view pictures of the event, please click here.  Thank you to Hills Bank & Trust for donating the food and location for this event.

RSVP: 55+ Initiative Volunteers provide 62,824.50 hours to almost 100 non-profit agencies throughout Linn and Jones counties. United Way sees volunteerism as another way to invest in our community. Volunteers contributed almost 7,500 hours supporting educating the youth of our community, over 17,500 hours supporting the health of seniors, children and low income individuals, and over 8,000 hours to improve the financial stability of individuals and families in our community.

Click here to learn more about United Way’s RSVP: 55+ Initiative and how community members’ age 55 or better can invest in our community through volunteerism.

Posted in Events, RSVP of Linn & Jones Counties, Volunteering

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