Salem, November 4th. Congratulations to all of the 2011 Governor’s Volunteer Award winners. The 2011 recipients were honored at a special luncheon, officiated by the First Lady of Oregon, Cylvia Hayes and Steve Bass, CEO of Oregon Public Broadcasting. The Governor’s Volunteer Awards recognize individuals and organizations for their dedication, commitment and determination in promoting and supporting volunteerism throughout Oregon with the purpose of inspiring individuals to make a positive difference and strengthening Oregon communities.

Vivian Dignan, Regional Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Achievement

Vivian Dignan, Regional Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Achievement

Betty-Coe de Broekert, AARP Volunteer, Steve Olienyk, Statewide 2011 Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Awardee, Cylvia Hayes, First Lady of Oregon

Betty-Coe de Broekert, AARP Volunteer, Steve Olienyk, Statewide 2011 Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Awardee, Cylvia Hayes, First Lady of Oregon

Wells Fargo won outstanding business award last year, and inspired by the event, became a Presenting Sponsor this year. As presenting sponsor, they will donate a cash award to a 501(c)(3) designated by each awardee.

Wells Fargo won outstanding business award last year, and inspired by the event, became a Presenting Sponsor this year. As Presenting Sponsor, they will donate a cash award to a 501(c)(3) designated by each awardee.

Before the luncheon, in the lobby of Salem Conference Center, members of the Statewide Awardees for Outstanding Youth Volunteer Program or Group: Klamath Falls-based, SMART Youth Advisory Board

Before the luncheon, in the lobby of Salem Conference Center, members of the Statewide Awardees for Outstanding Youth Volunteer Program or Group: Klamath Falls-based, SMART Youth Advisory Board

Here’s a listing of all the 2011 Governor’s Volunteer Awards Awardees:

Statewide Awardees

• Outstanding Youth Volunteer: Matt Ferguson

• Outstanding Adult Volunteer: Ken Rumbaugh

• Outstanding Senior Volunteer: Bill Bard

• Outstanding Volunteer Program: Medical Volunteer Program at Community
Outreach, Inc.

• Outstanding Statewide Volunteer Program: Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

• Outstanding Youth Volunteer Program or Group: SMART Youth Advisory Board

• Outstanding Business Volunteer Program: The Standard

• Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Achievement: Steve Olienyk

Regional Awardees

Region 1


Outstanding Volunteer Program: Friends of Trees: Neighborhood Trees Program

• Outstanding Youth Volunteer Program or Group: Youth United Steering
Committee

• Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Achievement: Vivian Dignan

Region 2


Outstanding Youth Volunteer: Crystal-Ann Carreon

• Outstanding Senior Volunteer: Karen Wells

• Outstanding Volunteer Program: Moms for Reading

• Outstanding Youth Volunteer Program or Group: Fr. Bernard Youth Center
Service Immersion Program

• Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Achievement: Bud Lance

Region 3


Outstanding Youth Volunteer: Natassia Ruse

• Outstanding Adult Volunteer: Beka Young

• Outstanding Senior Volunteer: Richard Reynolds

Region 4


Outstanding Adult Volunteer: Jonathan Bilden

• Outstanding Senior Volunteer: Margaret Medeiros

• Outstanding Volunteer Program: Kids in the Middle Mentoring Program

• Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Achievement: Tom Kerr

Region 5


Outstanding Youth Volunteer: Viveca Hanson

• Outstanding Senior Volunteer: Carol Wellock

• Outstanding Volunteer Program: Oregon Natural Desert Association’s
Wilderness Stewardship Program

• Outstanding Youth Volunteer Program or Group: Crook County Navy JROTC

Region 6


Outstanding Adult Volunteer: Katie Kime and Michelle Baragona

• Outstanding Senior Volunteer: John Burke

• Outstanding Volunteer Program: Lost and Found Youth Outreach

• Outstanding Youth Volunteer Program or Group: YoHoHs – Youth Heart of
Hospice Volunteers

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