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4th  Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service Honors Volunteers in Southeastern Wisconsin  1 PM

Members of the public are invited to join Racine Mayor John Dickert and Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave as they lead the commemoration of Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service at the Racine City Hall Council Chambers, 730 Washington Avenue,   at 1:00 p.m.

10th The Volunteer Center of Racine County, 6216 Washington Ave, Suite G, Racine WI, 53046 will be collecting essential care items such as hair care products, bedding, makeup, toothpaste, and soft goods from  April 10 through May 12. Check our April and May  News and Events for a complete list of items needed click here.

Start collecting now so you will have someting to drop off, we apprecate your support in advance.

11th  Community Awareness Day – 11 am – 4pm at Gateway Technical College  Racine campus, Lake Building. As in past years, this community event is offering Racine and Kenosha County services the opportunity to reach the many students at Gateway and area high schools to inform them of  community service and volunteering.

22nd Earth Day -  volunteer to beautify our community.

  • Garlic Mustard pull, Colonial Park, 9 am to 12 pm- where approximate clothes and shoes, bring gloves. To Volunteer or for more information call   Melissa at 262 639 0918
  • The Kenosha Public Museum both @ Gateway Technical College 3520 – 30th Ave Kenosha, WI  from 9:45 – 2pm  Volunteers are needed to help visitors play migratory bird games and fish for fish facts.  Fun and simple! Interested in volunteering? contact Carolyn Wheeler by calling 262-653-4139
  • networkspecialists – will be having a technology recycling drop- any  electronic item will be accepted.  From 9-4.  The drop point is the parking lot at our office 6021 Durand Ave.
  • Earth Day at Gateway ElkhornThe Friends group of Bong State Recreation Area—Bong Naturalist Association is hoping to host booths at the earth day event located at the Gateway Technical College Campus 400 County Road H, Elkhorn, WI 53121.  The booth will have park information and small items to sell.    Booth hosts will greet people, answer questions and be ambassadors for the park as well as sell items.   Need 2 volunteers for the 10am-12pm shift which would include arranging to pick up booth supplies and setting up.    Will need 1 volunteer for the 12-2pm booth to be with a BNA volunteer.  To volunteer contact  Beth Goeppinger -    Phone: (262) 878-5607   Email   Elizabeth.Goeppinger@wi.gov

28th  Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, save the date.  Call the Volunteer Center for complete details and to reserve your seat to honor all the winners listed below.

Agriculture: Clarence Kaplan
Nominated by: Karen and LeRoy Schmidt

Arts & Culture: Marilyn Blood

Nominated by: Christopher Paulson

Economic Development: Tom Buhler
Nominated by: Ann Frontier

Education: Douglas Andrewski
Nominated by: Julian Vaszily, Sal Scardino, Brandon Thompson, Melissa Abel, Nathan Braunschweig, Chaney T. Ruffin, Ernest Tucker, and Jon Elicson

Environment: Barbara Hugier
Nominated by: Jill Baranowski

Good Neighbor: Jeff Coe
Nominated by: David Maack

Health Services: Amy Helvick
Nominated by: Carla Larson – Struss

Heroic: Debi Blazei
Nominated by: Marta Kultgen

Human Services: Steve Jordan
Nominated by: Kelsey Rice

Senior: Pat Adams
Nominated by: Tom Banner

Veteran: Marc Pigeon
Nominated by: Megan Brennan

Youth: Nadia Pinto
Nominated by: Jeffrey C. Wilkins

Corporate: Ascension Healthcare

28th & 29th – Rose Day – Remember someone special by giving them Rose’s.  The annual Lion Rose Day – call 884 9696 to have your  long stem Rose’s delivered or volunteer to be a driver and make someone else’s day wonderful call 884 9696 to volunteer or order roses.

29th  Work*Play*Earth Day  – Join us 9am-12pm. to help nature and the park by planting trees or other projects. Dress to be outside working. Co-sponsored by Friends of Wisconsin State Parks and the Bong Naturalist Association. Projects may change if it’s raining.  Please pre-register by calling (262) 878-5601.   Meet at the Visitor Center 26313 Burlington Road Kansasville, WI 53139  but be prepared to drive.



Posted in Uncategorized on February 6, 2015.