Volunteer Center Honorees Named

| November 10, 2009 | 0 Comments

Annual Hall Of Fame Inducts Eight Projects

This year’s Volunteer Project Hall of Fame Celebration was held on November 6, 2009, in Annapolis. This event, at Loews Annapolis Hotel, was sponsored by the Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County and the Coordinators of Volunteers of Anne Arundel County to honor eight Volunteer Projects that were judged to have had the greatest impact to the residents of Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis.

Dr. Herma Percy, emcee, News Director for 1430 WNAV Radio, and Keynote Speaker, Barbara Ellen Reynolds, Director of the Governor’s Office on Service & Volunteerism, celebrated the eight new inductees into the Volunteer Project Hall of Fame.

2009 Hall of Fame Inductees include:

  1. EcoStar Project Award – Spa Creek Conservancy and St. Mary’s Parish for Rain Garden/Stormwater Runoff Project
  2. Faith-Based Project Award – Serve Annapolis 2009 for 1000 Volunteers Completing 42 Community Service Projects in a day
  3. Special-Needs Project Award – Food Link, Inc. for Emergency Baby Pantry Project
  4. Civic Engagement Project Award – Civitan Club of Glen Burnie and OBI for Development and Support of the Friendship Civitan Club
  5. School-Based Project Award – STAR Program at Severna Park High School for Successfully Implementing a Program that Promotes Student Balance, Resiliency and Respect
  6. “Boomer” Project Award –  Partners in Care for  Wisdom Work Team Project
  7. Community Collaboration Award – “LETS GO” Boys & Girls Clubs/U.S. Naval Academy Project for Leadership and Engineering Projects to Encourage Future Scientists
  8. Legacy Award – Asbury United Methodist Church Missions Ministry for Asbury UMC Soup Kitchen and Homeless Services in the heart of Annapolis since the early 1970s.

By saluting these eight projects, the celebration applauded their efforts and introduced their accomplishments to the greater community.  For information about next year’s Volunteer Project Hall of Fame Celebration, please contact the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County at 410-897-9207.

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