Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communication Office
Outstanding Service Honored at Annual Governor's Volunteer Awards Ceremony
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service (KCCVS) in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services today announced the winners of the 2005 Governor’s Volunteer Awards. An awards presentation ceremony was held at the state Capitol in Frankfort.
A panel of judges with volunteer and community service backgrounds chose 18 winners in 10 categories.
Governor Fletcher said Kentuckians volunteer at a rate that exceeds the national average.
“The spirit of volunteerism and community service is almost a genetic trait for most Kentuckians,” said Governor Fletcher. “That spirit of service established, built and sustains Kentucky. It always has and always will play a big role in this state’s growth and success.”
The Governor’s Office launched the awards program in 1975. Since 1995, KCCVS has administered the program.
Jane Stephenson of Lexington and Robert A. Reid of Simpsonville received Lifetime Achievement Awards, and YUM! Brands of Louisville was honored for its support of volunteer programs.
Eileen Cackowski, KCCVS director, said the awards program will include a new category next year to recognize volunteerism among the faith-based community.
“Every day, churches, temples, mosques and other religious congregations are giving the gifts of personal time, talent and resources to meet needs all across Kentucky,” Cackowski said. “The Volunteering Through Faith Communities award category will shine much deserved light on this important segment of the service population.”
2005 GOVERNOR’S VOLUNTEER AWARD WINNERS
Lifetime Achievement Award - Robert A Reid
Nominated by Edwin O. Walker
Lifetime Achievement Award - Jane Stephenson
Nominated by Shirley Thompson
Impact Youth Award - Colby Khoshreza
Nominated by Rosalind Stanley
Impact Adult Award - Sandra Myers
Nominated by Tim McGinnis
Innovation Youth Award - Jon Preneta
Nominated by Jessica Melton
Innovation Adult Award - Linda Dalton
Nominated by Pamela Huwieler
Citizen’s Corps Individual Award - Barb Cook
Nominated by Butch Callery
Citizens’ Corps Group Award - Dwayne Hite, Michael Jones and Joe Clary
Nominated by Vickie Connor
Volunteer Support Award - Yum! Brands
Nominated by Patricia Kenkel
National Service Individual Award - Billy Corder
Nominated by Donna Thrush
National Service Group Award - Volunteers of the Pennyrile Allied Community Services-Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
Christian, Hopkins, Muhlenberg and Trigg Counties
Nominated by Patricia Evans
Non-Profit Group Award - Habitat for Humanity of Madison County
Nominated by Guy Patrick
Special Category: Individual Award - Marilu Goodsell
Nominated by Sondra Mattingly
Special Category: Group Award - Oakland Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Nominated by Joyce Scheidt
Director of Volunteer Service Award - James Herman Garrett
Nominated by Marilyn Markwell
Challenge Adult Award: George Moorman
Nominated by Lynda Brown Wright
Challenge Adult Award - Mary Smiley Banks
Nominated by Cathy Campbell
Challenge Youth Award - Jamie Douglas
Nominated by Vestena Robbins