Volunteer Southlake hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation event this past Monday, April 25th at the Marq. The evening highlighted our city volunteers and the “Marq they make in our community.”
The event was a huge success with over 120 people in attendance celebrating their peers and joint dedication to serving this community. Awards presented at the event included the Presidential Service Award pins, the new Mayor & Council Medal, as well as the Lifetime Milestone Awards. To learn more about each award please visit VolunteerSouthlake.com. The following includes a list of award recipients from the event:
Presidential Service Award
Wayne Berryman, Michael Binder, Joe Brayton, Patricia Brayton, Campbell Brown, Jacob Brush, Joaquin Cieri, Gary Davidson, Marie Doran, Emily Evans, Adam Floyd, Sarah Friske, Milan Georgia, Gary Harriger, Joan Houle, Remi Houle, Shaheer Khan, Abi Kumar, Marge Kyle, Sarah Logan, Sophia Logan, Myra Mak, Brynn Martin, Pranav Manjunath, Leroy McCall, Sameer Merchant, Karen Mertz, Pamela Muller, Alayna Payne, Rohan Patil, Ivette Gabriela Ramos Levy, Angela Riera, Harin Sabhaya, Nooreen Sandhu, Ashton Selsor, James Shirey, Megan Smith, Ken Stewart, Kenneth Stone, Riley Teague, Ailene Tubbesing, Marissa Vazhappilly, Evelyn Wang, and Maddie Whitsett.
AARP Tax Aide, and Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints-Hurst Stake.
Mayor & City Council Medal
Sarah Logan –Junior
Lifetime Milestone Service Awards
Wayne Berryman, Joe Brayton, Patricia Brayton, Gary Davidson, Gary Harriger, Leroy McCall, Karen Mertz, Tom Moore, Pamela Muller, James Shirey, Megan Smith, Janie Stewart, Kenneth Stone, and Ailene Tubbesing.
Wayne Berryman, Patricia Brayton, Gary Davidson, Leroy McCall, Pamela Muller, Kenneth Stone, and Ailene Tubbesing.
Finally, in honor of the more than 2,000 volunteers who give back to the City of Southlake, Mayor Hill proclaimed with a Proclamation the week of April 24 – 30, 2016 as Volunteer Southlake Week. Thank you again to all of our Volunteer Southlake volunteers, you truly are “re- Marqable.”
If you would like more information about Volunteer Southlake, feel free to visit our website: VolunteerSouthlake.com.
On Monday, April 7, 2014 the City of Southlake held a Volunteer Appreciation Reception to recognize volunteers during National Volunteer Week.
In the last year, Southlake volunteers contributed 22,000 hours of volunteer service equating to almost half a million dollars’ worth of service. The impact of their service was felt in our public library, at the senior activity center, in our police and fire departments, inside Town Hall, at various programs and special events across the community, and on City Boards and Commissions.
During the reception volunteers were recognized for their service achievements with Southlake and received Presidential Service Awards. The President’s Volunteer Service Award program recognizes citizens who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period.
“I am fortunate to be supported and appreciated for my work here. I’ve gained a sense of gratitude by serving the City of Southlake and it has taught me patience and the power of helping others,” said Ailene Tubbesing, a Silver Presidential Volunteer Service Award recipient.
Teen volunteers earning the Bronze Level were required to complete a minimum of 50 volunteer service hours and adults were required to complete 100 hours. Silver Level Service Award teen volunteers were required to complete a minimum of 75 volunteer service hours and adults were required to complete 250 hours.
Earning the Gold award required a minimum of 100 volunteer service hours for teens and 500 service hours for our Adult volunteers. For the first year, the City honored one teen recipient of the Gold Presidential Volunteer Service Award. Cassidy Chaplowe volunteered 112 hours over the past 10 months for our Camp Mania program.
The full list of award recipients in each award level is listed below.
Employee Volunteer Liaisons, a critical component of the City’s volunteer program were also recognized. Liaisons help lead and work alongside Southlake volunteers. The “Key Volunteer Liaison of the Year” recipient is Renni Burt. Renni serves as the Community Initiatives Officer for the Southlake Fire Department and leads one of the largest groups of volunteers.
Thank you to all of our volunteers for your service to Southlake. For more information about how to volunteer in Southlake, visit VolunteerSouthlake.com.