Electoral area volunteers of the year announced

The RDEK's Board of Directors has announced the recipients of the 2012 Electoral Area Volunteer Appreciation Awards.

  • May. 14, 2012 4:00 p.m.

The Regional District of East Kootenay’s Board of Directors has announced the recipients of the 2012 Electoral Area Volunteer Appreciation Awards.

“Volunteers are the heart of our rural communities, so these awards are really important to us,” says RDEK Board Chair Rob Gay. “We are grateful to all of the volunteers who make this region what it is, and it is an honour to pay tribute to these deserving individuals this year.”

This year’s recipients are: Jeri Mitchell, Electoral Area A, and Maxine Johnson, Electoral Area B.

Jeri Mitchell tirelessly volunteers in the community for many causes and is always there to lend a hand. She is a volunteer for the local hockey and figure skating clubs, volunteers and raises much needed money for people in need.

Jeri also volunteers for the Elk Valley Hospice.

Maxine Johnson has been involved in the community of Jaffray for well over 30 years. She was involved with the Scouting movement as an executive member; sat on the Parent Advisory Council in an executive position; and is now a Lady Lion. There is never a community function that Maxine is not participating in.

The RDEK has been running the Volunteer of the Year Awards Program since 2001. The 2012 Volunteers of the Year will receive their awards at appreciation dinners in June.

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