The American Red Cross of Northeast Wisconsin honored volunteers and community partners November 14, 2013 with its Annual Celebration of Support event held at The Waters in Oshkosh. Special thank you to our event sponsor Festival Foods. One hundred volunteers and supporters attended the event. WBAY-TV Action 2 News Reporter, Emily Matesic served as the Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening.
The night began with welcoming words from Steve Hansen, Regional Chief Operating Officer followed by dinner.
After dinner we began our program, with the renaming of our Emergency Services Award after long-time volunteer Victor Fousek, of Coloma, who passed away in July. We continued with the Volunteer Recognition Awards presented to individuals and groups for their exceptional volunteer work and support.
Sharon Holt, of Combined Locks and Michelle Vogeltanz of Appleton, Victor Fousek Emergency Services Award for commitment and dedication to Disaster Services and members of the Disaster Response Team.
Clifford Hunke, of Oshkosh, Community Services Award, was presented for his exceptional work and dedication in the program area of First Aid Station Teams (FAST) which makes dozens of community events safer.
AnnaClaire Sylvester, of Appleton, Behind-the-Scenes Award presented to a volunteer who assists with essential office work at one of our office locations in development, facilities, reception and other behind-the-scenes jobs.
Mike and Sandy Smith, of Neenah and Jeff and Susan Treu, of Waupaca, Rookie of the Year, presented to a volunteer for exceptional level of service who has started within the past year.
Jack’s Maintenance, Kimberly Clark Foundation and Menasha Corporation Foundation, Corporate Benefactor Award, for a business with outstanding commitment and dedication to the American Red Cross.
Dan Brown of Neenah, Leadership Award, presented to a member of the board of directors, committee or program volunteer for exceptional leadership, contribution and support for the advancement of the American Red Cross.
Tim Cook of Butte Des Morts, Volunteer of the Year Award, presented to the individual who has demonstrated long-term commitment to the American Red Cross. This individual gives time, talent and knowledge in ways that improve the quality of the programs and services of the organization.
Congratulations to all the award recipients and thank you to everyone for your time, blood and support of the American Red Cross.
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