Volunteer Service Awards
For Immediate Release: For more information:
August 30, 2006 Jody Benz, Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service, 515/242-4764
Seeking Iowans to be recognized for Outstanding Volunteer Efforts.
Awards will be presented November 1, 2006 DES MOINES, IOWA
The State of Iowa is seeking nominations for the Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame, which honors Iowans who have made extraordinary donations of volunteer service to their communities. A special induction ceremony will be held November 1st during the Iowa Conference on Volunteer Service in Des Moines.
The Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame was established in 1989 by the Governors Office for Volunteerism and is now coordinated by the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service. Nominations are due September 20th and may be submitted in one of five categories: Individual, Youth, Corporation or Business, Nonprofit Organization, or Lifetime Achievement. Nomination materials are online at www.volunteeriowa.org/downloads/halloffame.pdf
This is a great opportunity for the public to help us honor those who have given so much to our communities. They are dedicated citizens who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to volunteerism by improving their community and helping those in need, said Governor Tom Vilsack. Donating time and talent to help others is one of the most precious gifts anyone can give.
Robert K. Goodwin, President and CEO of the Points of Light Foundation, will deliver the conference keynote address and will help conduct the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. In addition to offering more than 30 workshops for volunteer management professionals, featured conference speakers will include Betty Stallings, an international trainer, consultant, author and specialist in volunteerism, nonprofit fundraising, board development and leadership; and Cathryn Berger Kaye, a nationally-known expert in service learning who has developed and implemented programs and materials to assist schools improve quality of education through student involvement in volunteer projects that are connected to classroom curricula.
For additional information, contact the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service at 1.800.308.5987 or firstname.lastname@example.org.