Following the 9/11 attacks in 2001 the President introduced the USA Freedom Corps’ President’s Volunteer Service Award program and the program has been endorsed and continued by the current President.
The Awards arePresidential honors that recognize the valuable contributions of volunteers nationwide that are answering the President’s call to strengthen the nation by strengthening communities. AWARDS are granted to volunteers who serve others through their volunteer activities or by a lifetime of service.
Since 2006 Lake Shannon Association has been a Certifying Organization for these AWARDS. As a Certifying Organization, we nominate eligible recipients and we have given AWARDS every year since 2006 at the Spring General Members’ Meeting.
This year we will again nominate persons for awards based upon service during this year or over a lifetime. They will be presented at next year’s Spring Meeting.
We invite LSA members to accumulate and record volunteer service hours.The record of hours should indicate for which volunteer organization the volunteer activity was performed. The record should be presented to LSA in December of this year if by the end of the year they will have met the eligibility requirements outlined in the table below:
Bronze AWARD 100 - 249 hours
Silver AWARD 250 - 499 hours
Gold AWARD 500 or more hours
Lifetime AWARD 4,000 or more hours
Your record of your service hours should be submitted to me at email@example.com by snail mail if you prefer.
Please note, eligible volunteer service hours are not limited to those performed on behalf of Lake Shannon Association. In fact, service hours can be accumulated through work on a variety of projects throughout the year. However, partisan political activities, though worthy, cannot be counted toward the AWARD. The only other requirement is that the hours be completed within 12 months and recipients can qualify for a new Award each year. Obviously, an exception to the 12-month rule is the Lifetime AWARD.
Below is a list of AWARDS granted to date.
President’s Volunteer Service Awards (updated: June 2012)
Margaret Andreen - Silver - 2006
Mark Bourdo - Silver – 2006
Russell Bradley – Bronze – 2009
Neil Brown – Bronze - 2009
Laura Carr - Bronze – 2008; Silver - 2011
Richard Collins - Bronze - 2007
John Condra - Silver – 2007
Karen Condra – Bronze - 2011
John Danules - Silver - 2006
Steven Drossart - Bronze - 2007
Peter Giovannini - Bronze - 2008
Glen Gray - Bronze – 2006; Silver - 2010
Eric Gulbis – Bronze - 2010
Paul Hauswirth - Bronze - 2006
Kurt Heier - Bronze - 2006
James Huck - Silver - 2006
Paul Hughes - Silver - 2007
Maria Hughes - Silver – 2008
Dave Iden – Bronze - 2010
Dan Lee - Bronze - 2006
David Lubowicki - Bronze - 2006
Amy Miles - Silver – 2006; Gold - 2009
Mark Miller - Bronze – 2006
Steve Peca – Bronze – 2010; Silver - 2011
Joseph Pellatt - Silver - 2006
Phillip Peters - Bronze - 2006
Tom Roberts - Bronze – 2009
Debbie Smulsky - Silver – 2006
Vana Shelton – Gold - 2009
Russell Spencer – Gold - 2006; Lifetime – 2007
Jim Stenz – Silver - 2009
Greg Witten – Bronze - 2011