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St. James Plaindealer - St. James, MN
  • CLOVE Announces 2013 Hands in Action Award Honorees

  • The Hands in Action Award was developed in 2010 as a way for CLOVE members to honor and showcase volunteers within their organizations during National Volunteer Week. This year National Volunteer Week is April 21 – April 27. CLOVE will recognize eighteen outstanding volunteers for their contributions to the Greater Mankato area. Each honoree will receive an award and several gift certificates for local area businesses.
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  • The Council of Local Organizations for Volunteer Entrancement (CLOVE) announces winners of the 2013 Hands in Action Award.  CLOVE is a non-profit organization that serves as a support network for local volunteer coordinators.  Established in 1982, CLOVE has continued conversations and collaboration focused on topics surrounding volunteer management. CLOVE members meet monthly to network, learn and grow together.
    The Hands in Action Award was developed in 2010 as a way for CLOVE members to honor and showcase volunteers within their organizations during National Volunteer Week. This year National Volunteer Week is April 21 – April 27.  CLOVE will recognize eighteen outstanding volunteers for their contributions to the Greater Mankato area.  Each honoree will receive an award and several gift certificates for local area businesses.
    The 2013 Hands In Action Award honorees are:
    · Myra Colacovik - MSU Mankato Office of Community Engagement
    ·Eric Sletten – Leisure Education for Exceptional People
    ·Davie Ulrich - Mankato Community Education and Recreation
    ·LaVonne Smasal - Habitat for Humanity of South Central MN
    ·Amanda Diehm - Girl Scouts of MN and WI River Valleys
    ·Mary Lou Kudela - Girl Scouts of MN and WI River Valleys
    ·Casey Wussow - YWCA Girls on the Run
    ·Joellen Preston - Lifeworks
    ·Stephanie Bassett - Children’s Museum of Southern MN
    ·Marilyn Dundas - MN River Area Agency on Aging
    ·Emilie Hauser - Primrose Retirement Community
    ·Shannon Dunn - YWCA Ready to Learn
    ·Donna Nielsen - Mankato Area Public Schools
    ·Angee Backman – SMILES Center for Independent Living
    ·Marilyn Thomas – SMILES Center for Independent Living
    ·Joe Wallschlaeger - Twin Valley Council Boy Scouts
    ·Julie Thorleifson – ARC  Southwest
    ·Ruth Prins - Ecumen Pathstone Living

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