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Thirty-four Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteers from 12 Dane County communities received awards at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on October 18.  This annual event is our way of saying "thank you" to all current volunteers and honoring those who have reached service milestones.

This year marks the largest number of volunteers to receive service awards since we began annual recognition.  Nine volunteers received the President's Lifetime Achievement Award for 4000 hours of service, and 25 received the Length of Service Award for 20 consecutive years of service with RSVP.  Congratulations to our special award winners, listed below.  They have touched many lives with the generous gift of their time.

2018 President's Lifetime Achievement Awards
(Given for 4000 or more hours of service)

Helen Awe, Verona
Audrey Boushon, McFarland
George Bunders, Madison
Jane Burkholder, Fitchburg
Doris Gerry, Oregon
Doris Hanson, Waunakee
Richard Laufenberg, Windsor
Jerry Schultz, DeForest
Sue Steinmetz, Madison

2018 RSVP Length of Service Awards
(Given for achieving 20 consecutive years of service)

Kay Agnew, Madison
Walter Brinkmann, Middleton
Barbara Bristol, Waunakee
Paul Brown, Madison
Marie Buttchen, Blue Mounds
Paul Fishkin, Madison
Karen Foy, Stoughton
Jessie Gwynne, Madison
Barbara Halverson, DeForest
Carroll Heideman, Madison
Virginia Keyes, Madison
Lucille Leuenberger, Brooklyn
Saul Levin, Middleton
Virginia Lunde, Stoughton
Julie Madden, Madison
Sharon Mogensen, Waunakee
Marie Oakeson, Waunakee
Sharon Owen, Madison
Barbara Palmer, Belleville
Kenneth Pippert, Madison
David Rice, Madison
Rob Rodini, Madison
Charlotte Viney, Belleville
Colleen Wincentsen, Madison
Bernadette Zimmer, Waunakee



Volunteers Tell Us

Provides Structure to My Days
“Volunteering has put me in touch with people I would not have normally met. Introduced me to others from different cultural backgrounds. Helped provide structure to my days.”
- RSVP Volunteer