Governor's Volunteer Awards draws record number of nominations

by Jared Paben

Governor's Volunteer Awards draws record number of nominations

As we now look forward to the 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Awards Luncheon in April, we have in hand a record number of award nominations this year.

Our teams of judges will review a total of 114 nominations from throughout Oregon this year, a 46 percent increase over the 2012 awards (no awards were held in 2013 because they were moved from fall 2013 to spring 2014). The nomination period ended on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

The nominations are also spread across more regions and categories than have been seen in the past.

“A key piece of encouraging volunteerism is recognizing it - we’re excited to know that we’ll be recognizing many people for their service to community throughout the state this year,” said Jared Paben, Oregon Volunteers spokesman.

Now, while our judges score and debate which nominations should win awards, we can look forward to the annual luncheon, to be held on Thursday, April 24, at the Salem Conference Center.

There are still sponsoring opportunities available for the awards. Please consider sponsoring a table.

Details below:

Luncheon details

When:11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24
Where:Salem Conference Center, 200 Commercial St. SE
Cost: $30 per ticket (award winners will receive one ticket)

Reservations will open soon. Keep an eye on your email inbox.

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Posted on February 27, 2014 in Volunteering, Events.