Posts Tagged ‘awards’

Volunteer of the Year Award 2012-Nominations Sought

Posted on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

As fall rolls around, we will begin accepting nominations for the Fairfield Volunteer of the Year Award.  The award will be given at the Fairfield Entrepreneurs Association Banquet later this fall.  Do you know someone who goes above and beyond for others?  Someone you can always count on when in a pinch?  Someone dedicated to seeing a project all the way through from start to finish?  If so, we want to know about it and share it with the whole community!  Take a moment to honor someone today.  Call us at  641.209.9045 or email  Tell us a few of the reasons why your nominee is a superstar.

Fairfield Volunteer of the Year Award

Posted on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Dr. Larry Nash was honored with the Fairfield Volunteer of the Year Award on December 8th at the Fairfield Entrepreneur Association’s Annual Awards Banquet.

Dr. Nash received numerous nominations for the award based upon his work on two very significant projects in the Fairfield community. Larry has been a leader in accomplishing the Maasdam Barns preservation project and has also been significantly involved in construction projects for the Jefferson County Trails Council.

Larry, along with Dick Reed, initiated the first project at the Maasdam Barns and Larry showcased his skills in carpentry, painting, organization, leadership, fundraising and more.  He served as Vice Chairman of the Maasdam Barns Preservation committee from 2005-2009, and was then elected Chairman.

Larry has been a member of the Jefferson County Trails Council since it was formed in 1997 and became part of the core group that built the trails. His projects included calculating bridge materials from plans, as well as building the bridges, installing and repairing fences, clearing fallen trees on the trails and many other tasks.

Over the past 2.5 years alone, Larry has been the major force driving the Maasdam Barns project to completion. According to his logs in 2009 he volunteered 190 hours and in 2010, 230 hours.

Larry reminded the audience that projects on this scale only happen when a group of people pool their talents and give of their time. He graciously accepted the award on behalf of all of the volunteers that worked on the barns and the trails projects.

Seeking Nominations for Fairfield Volunteer of the Year 2011

Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Fairfield Volunteers at the June RSVP Weatherization Project

The Fairfield Volunteer Center is now accepting nominations for its third annual “Volunteer of the Year Award” which will be given out at the Fairfield Entrepreneur Association’s Banquet in October.

We are seeking nominations for a community volunteer that you have worked with in 2011 who has demonstrated outstanding service to your organization and therefore to the Fairfield community.

Please email all nominations to the Volunteer Center by September 16, 2011 at 5:00pm at

If you do not have computer access, please mail your nomination to: Fairfield Volunteer Center, P.O. Box 2115, Fairfield, Iowa 52556.

This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize an exceptional volunteer for his or her service this year in our community.

Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Welcome Fairfield Volunteer Center

Posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2011

The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently visited new chamber member Fairfield Volunteer Center (FVC) and executive director Karin Hauring, pictured at left holding a congratulatory plaque.

Fairfield Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and Fairfield Volunteer Center

Fairfield Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and Fairfield Volunteer Center

Located in the Fairfield Public Library, the FVC connects people’s skills, talents and interests with opportunities to serve. It mobilizes volunteers, offers volunteer management support to organizations, and develops programs to address community needs.

The Fairfield Volunteer Center is also the sponsoring agency for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), and pictured to the right holding the plaque is JoBeth Lewer, RSVP Director. The RSVP program engages local Fairfield residents 55 and older who volunteer their time to assist in the support of elderly and disabled individuals living in their own homes, and with low-cost weatherization of homes for needy families. The program recognizes the important roll that seniors play in addressing critical community needs, and looks forward to meeting Fairfield senior citizens who are excited in getting involved and leading with experience.

The FVC and RSVP programs may be contacted at 641-209-9045,, or visit their website at . Hours are Monday through Friday from 12 to 4 p.m.

Iowa Volunteer Generation Fund Grant Awarded to Fairfield Volunteer Center

Posted on Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Volunteer IowaThe Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service (ICVS) announced on February 16 that it is giving 2 grants to the Fairfield Volunteer Center.

A total of eleven organizations received grants to support Volunteer Generation and Community-Based Service-Learning. Volunteer Generation Fund grant funds are awarded to organizations to support development and strengthening of the volunteer infrastructure in Iowa by serving as a Volunteer Connector Organization (VCO). While Iowa reached the number two spot in the nation for volunteering in 2009, this funding will help even more Iowans find opportunities to provide meaningful service in their communities. (more…)

Volunteer of the Year 2010: Laura Simpson

Posted on Saturday, November 6th, 2010
Laura Simpson, Volunteer of the Year

Laura Simpson, Volunteer of the Year

On Thursday, October 14, Fairfield Mayor Ed Malloy presented Laura Simpson with the “Volunteer of the Year” award at the annual Fairfield Entrepreneurs Awards Banquet at the Fairfield  Arts & Convention Center.

Laura has been delivering meals once a week to the Ottumwa Crisis Center and Women’s Shelter to provide comfort to area women and children in distress.

This award is given each year to a volunteer who has demonstrated outstanding service to their organization and therefore to the Fairfield community.