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Chapter Honors Volunteer Achievement

The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati recognized the significant contributions of its many volunteers and donors during the annual Chapter Appreciation Event at the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Highlighting the luncheon program, with 260 guests in attendance, was the presentation of the Chapter's 2013 Volunteer Achievement Awards.

Among those honored:

Jim Witte received the Presidents Award, the Chapter's highest honor, in recognition of his long-time support of the Chapter as well as his leadership and service as board treasurer and a long-time member of the Finance committee.

Lisa and Jim McKale were presented the John Horn "Roll Up Your Sleeves" Memorial Award for their work in creating the ALZ Stars Race for the Brain team that raises money for the Alzheimer's Association at the annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon.

Marianne Campbell received the Elizabeth Bolles Outstanding Service Award in recognition of her work on behalf of the Chapter and helping raise public awareness about the Alzheimer's Association in southeastern Ohio.

"Last year, 674 volunteers gave nearly 7,000 hours of service to our chapter," said Executive Director Paula Kollstedt. "We are truly grateful for their generosity and commitment."

Pictured above, from left: Jim Witte, Marianne Campbell, Chapter Executive Director Paula Kollstedt and Lisa and Jim McKale.


Volunteer Award Recipients - 2012


The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati recognized the work of its many volunteers and donors during its annual Chapter Appreciation Event at the Kenwood Country Club on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. Highlighting the event was the presentation of the Chapter's 2012 Volunteer Achievement Awards.

Among those honored:

Ann Bryant received the Presidents Award, the Chapter's highest honor, in recognition of her long-time support of the Chapter as well as her leadership and service as board president. Ms. Bryant is also a long-time advocate and serves as Alzheimer's Association Ambassador for the Fourth Congressional District in Kentucky.

Tina Rouse was presented the John Horn "Roll Up Your Sleeves" Memorial Award for her family's "Cutting Out Alzheimer's" scrapbook event (that has raised more nearly $50,000 to date) as well as her support of the Walk to End Alzheimer's and other Chapter events.

Rachel Coleman, Rosemary Malone and the late Alma Tatman received the Elizabeth Bolles Outstanding Service Award in recognition of their long-time support of Chapter programs in the Portsmouth area as well as their fundraising efforts for the Portsmouth Walk to End Alzheimer's.

Pictured above, from left: Tina Rouse, Rachel Coleman, Ann Bryant, Chapter Executive Director Paula Kollstedt and Rosemary Malone.


Volunteer Award Recipients - 2011

The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati recognized the significant contributions of its many volunteers and donors during the annual Chapter Appreciation Event at the Hyde Park Country Club on Nov. 10. Highlighting the event was the presentation of the Chapter's 2011 Volunteer Achievement Awards.

Those honored included:

Nancy Graeter received the Presidents Award (the Chapter's highest honor) in recognition of her long-time support of the Chapter as well as her leadership and service as board president.

Rodney Lear was presented the John Horn "Roll Up Your Sleeves" Memorial Award for his promotion of Chapter events as well as his service to various Chapter development committees.

Gemelia Tyler received the Elizabeth Bolles Outstanding Service Award in recognition of her long-time support of the Chapter and her work as an advocate.

Pictured above, from left: Chapter Executive Director Paula Kollstedt, Gemelia Tyler, Rodney Lear, Nancy Graeter and Chapter Board President Jane Fisher.


Volunteer Award Recipients - 2010

The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati recognized the significant contributions of its many volunteers and donors during the annual Chapter Appreciation Event at the Hyde Park Country Club on Nov. 16. Highlighting the morning event was the presentation of the Chapter's 2010 Volunteer Achievement Awards. Those honored included:

Carol and Roger Rosenthal received the Presidents Award (the Chapter's highest honor) in recognition of their long-time support of the Chapter's fundraising efforts as well as their work as facilitators of a local Alzheimer's Family Support Group for the past three years.

Cris and Joe Suesz of Burlington, Ky. were presented the John Horn "Roll Up Your Sleeves" Memorial Award for the creation of the "Cherish the Memories" Valentine's Dance. The annual benefit, done in honor of Mrs. Suesz's father who died with Alzheimer's disease, has raised more than $30,000 for the Chapter since its inception five years ago.

Jerome Gabis of Cincinnati received the Elizabeth Bolles Outstanding Service Award in recognition of his long-time service as a Family Support Group facilitator. Mr. Gabis served as a facilitator for nearly 15 years.

Pictured above, from left: Cris Suesz, Carol and Roger Rosenthal, Chapter Executive Director Clarissa Rentz and Jerome Gabis.


Volunteer Award Recipients - 2009

The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati recognized the significant contributions of its many volunteers and donors during the annual Chapter Appreciation Event at the Hyde Park Country Club on Nov. 12, 2009. Highlighting the morning event was the presentation of the Chapter's 2009 Volunteer Achievement Awards. Those honored included:

Dr. Gregg Warshaw received the Presidents Award (the Chapter's highest honor) in recognition of his long-time work on the chapter's annual Symposium as well as his long-time service to the chapter's professional advisory council.

Jamie Williams of Portsmouth was presented the John Horn "Roll Up Your Sleeves" Memorial Award for her leadership in the planning of the chapter's Portsmouth Memory Walk as well as her various fundraising efforts in support of the Alzheimer' Association.

Connie Von Hoene of Cincinnati received the Elizabeth Bolles Outstanding Service Award in recognition of her long-time service to various chapter projects, including bulk mailings and administrative support as well as serving as a chapter representative at numerous community health fairs.

Pictured above, from left: Dr. Gregg Warshaw, Connie Von Hoene, Chapter Executive Director Clarissa Rentz and Jamie Williams.


Volunteer Award Recipients - 2008

The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati recognized the contributions of its many volunteers and donors during its annual Chapter Appreciation Luncheon at the Kenwood Country Club on Nov. 19, 2008. Highlighting the event was the presentation of the Chapter's Annual Volunteer Achievement Awards. Those honored included:

Terri Groteke received the Presidents Award (the Chapter's highest honor) in recognition of her long-time support of the chapter's fundraising efforts and her service to the chapter's finance committee and board of directors.

Ben Koenig of Cincinnati was presented the John Horn "Roll Up Your Sleeves" Memorial Award for his significant fundraising efforts on behalf of the chapter's Memory Walk.

Geoff Smith of Cincinnati received the Elizabeth Bolles Outstanding Service Award for his work in facilitating the creation of a new strategic plan for the chapter.

Pictured above, from left: Clarissa Rentz, Geoff Smith, Terri Groteke and Ben Koenig.


 

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