Volunteer Northwest Mississippi is proud to announce the 25 recipients of the 2013 President's Volunteer Service Awards. This award is given to volunteers nominated by their peers and co-workers for their outstanding contributions to their community.
The President's Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President's Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. The program continues as an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
Meg Bartlett - Panola
Lisa Biglane - DeSoto
Gaven Brantley - DeSoto
Genevieve Busby - Marshall
Jerry Cobb - Tate
Emily Cooper - Coahoma
Kim Daly - DeSoto
Betty Jo Dulaney - Tunica
Pat Elardo - DeSoto
Helen Graves - DeSoto
George Gwin - Marshall
Landry Hearn - Marshall
Carolyn Johnson - Tallahatchie
Leon Martin - DeSoto
Sassy Mauldin - Tallahatchie
Pauline McCabe - DeSoto
Eloise McClinton - Marshall
Ricky McIntyre - DeSoto
Diana O'Rourke - DeSoto
Victoria Penny - DeSoto
Dwight Reed - DeSoto
Lin Riley - Quitman
Tommie Rodgers - DeSoto
Andrew Sweatt - DeSoto
If you would like to attend the awards dinner to support anyone or everyone on this list, here are the details.
The dinner will be held on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 at the Landers Center in Southaven beginning at 6:30pm. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 662.449.5002 and paying by credit card over the phone, by mailing a check to 315 Losher Street, Hernando MS 38632, or by paying with paypal below.
If you wish to attend the dinner please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than THIS Friday, April 26th.
May-9,100 lbs-167 households
June-10,426 lbs-271 households
July-22,808 lbs-287 households
August-21,233 lbs-486 households
September-20,735 lbs-627 households
October-33,895 lbs-1,018 households
November-30,204 lbs-974 households
December-32,238 lbs-1,069 households
January - 17,309 lbs-513 households
Total-197,948 lbs food distributed - 5,412 households served.
(Average of 3 people per family is over 16,000 DeSoto county residents served).Thank you to Walgreens, FedEx Ground, Trustmark, BancorpSouth, various school and church groups, Southaven VIP's, and the dozens of individuals who come out to work the event each month. If you or your group would like to volunteer, contact Anna Dickerson at email@example.com or 662-449-5002.
Dr. Fromm has owned her own consulting company, The Fromm Group, since 1986 and has served as manager of leadership and education for Nonprofits First in Boynton Beach, FL in addition to working with CanedCom International based in Sri Lanka, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and as a consultant to the Director's Office of the County of San Diego Department of Health Services.
For six years she served as the public member of the San Diego Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) spending her last year as chair-woman. Dr. Fromm also served as executive director of family planning clinics in Yolo County (Davis-Woodland, CA). She was also executive director of the San Diego AIDS Project, a full service community education and client-centered social service program. During the 1980s and 1990s, the AIDS Project was San Diego's premier provider of services to the AIDS community and the leading HIV education provider. Prior to that assignment, Dr. Fromm was director of development and public affairs officer at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla. Dr. Fromm was a member of the City of San Diego Public Arts Advisory Commission.
Dr. Fromm earned a doctorate of education (EdD) in leadership and organization development from the University of San Diego; a master of public health (MPH) from the University of California Berkeley; and a master of public administration (MPA) from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. She holds an academic certificate in human resources management from San Diego State University. Trained at the Fund Raising School and the Grantsmanship Center, she holds the certified fund raising executive (CFRE) designation from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
A frequent reviewer and panel committee member for competitive grants and proposals, Dr. Fromm has participated in the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Fire Service grant award program; Cal-TIP technical review; Fulbright undergraduate, Scholar and Junior Faculty Development Programs; and Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship program.
Dr. Fromm, a
Fulbright Scholar to Ukraine in 2003-2004, received a Fulbright Scholar award
to Ukraine for 2005. Specializing in public administration, public health and
the management of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), she was working in
Kiev, Ukraine at Kiev Polytechnic Institute.
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012
Location: on the Square in Hernando
Hosted by: The City of Hernando, City of Olive Branch, City of Southaven, City of Walls, and Desoto County Board of Supervisors, Desoto Greenways, Desoto County Extension Service, Desoto County Soil and Water Conservation, and Volunteer Northwest Mississippi.
This event is free to the public and to vendors.
The Day will focus on Energy Efficiency, Resource Conservation, and Sustainable Living. There will be activities for everyone including a scavenger hunt, children and adult workshops and programs, a moon bounce, face painting, and more! The Desoto Arts Council Contest and DeSoto County Anti-Litter Contest winners will be announced.
The Hernando Farmer's market will be a part of Earth Day 2012.