The American Red Cross of Northeast Iowa celebrated its annual meeting by presenting seven volunteers with awards. The volunteer recipients include:
David Klavitter, Dubuque, IA, received the Everett Hauber Distinguished Volunteer Leadership Award.
Beverly Kueter, Dubuque, IA, received the Outstanding Volunteer Award in Volunteer Services.
Lawrence Hoefer, Peosta, IA, received the Outstanding Volunteer Award in Blood Services.
Happee Smith Productions, Dubuque, IA, was honored with this year’s Community Partnership Award.
Verna Fuller, Clinton, IA, received the Outstanding Volunteer Award in Blood Services.
Linda Dutchess, Fulton, IL, received the Marion Hackney Disaster Services Volunteer of the Year Award.
Francis Tollard II, Tipton, IA, received the Rookie Volunteer of the Year Award.
The Northeast Iowa Chapter also welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors. The new members bring diverse experience to their leadership roles. The newest members of the Board of Directors include:
Gretchen Brown, President/CEO of Stonehill Franciscan Services; Mike Cyze, Director of School and Community Relations for the Dubuque Community School District; Judy Faulhaber, owner of Big Apple Bagels; and Jodi Kremer, TRIO-Student Support Services Academic Coordinator for Northeast Iowa Community College.
During the past year the Northeast Iowa Chapter has installed more than 1,320 life-saving smoke alarms, trained more than 4,600 community members in CPR, First Aid, AED, and water safety skills, and has collected more 10,000 blood donations.
People can make a difference in someone’s life by becoming a Red Cross volunteer. To join, visit RedCross.org to learn more about volunteer opportunities and how to submit a volunteer application.