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Carol Bafus – Guest Contributor
Jul 26 2016
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The Greater Keller Women’s Club has a long tradition of volunteer service and giving back to our community. On Wednesday July 20, 2016, twenty-nine members received The President’s Volunteer Service Award honoring their commitment and many hours of service to one or more of the volunteer opportunities afforded to our members.

The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation created this award as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. This award recognizes individuals and groups who have achieved a standard, measured by hours of service in a twelve month period. The Greater Keller Women’s Club has been an Official Certifying Organization for this prestigious award since August 2009.

Senator Kelly Hancock presented the awards to two Gold recipients: Dorene Badalamenti and Lynda Sanders who each volunteered more than 500 hours. Eight Silver recipients: Beth Murray, Caroline Sherman, Gayle Clark, Janice Smith, Kimberley Vines, Kristie Bohnenkamp, Linda Bowden, and Lisa Ackerson each volunteered between 250 and 499 hours.  Nineteen Bronze recipients: Carol Bafus, Debbie Dodge, Dottie Johnson, Erika Koneck, Heather Smith, Jean Manuszak, Linda Carver, Lyn Patterson, Pat Fleming, Patricia Chisholm, Patty Recca, Paulette Olson, Robin Burrill, Shelly Schmeltzle, Susan Hilton Jones, Susan Walker, Suzanne Everheart and Tammy Whitmarsh each volunteered between 100 to 249 hours.

Congratulation to each of these ladies for demonstrating the true meaning of “giving back” and adhering to the mission statement of The Greater Keller Women’s Club.

The Greater Keller Women’s Club is a 501 (c) (4) organization whose mission statement is to “further the common goal and general welfare of the people of the community through social activities, community service, and philanthropic giving”

For more information on the Greater Keller Club please visit our website www.gkwc.org or Facebook page.