Volunteerism at Community Village Lawrence
We are an all volunteer program, and nothing we do would be possible without the service of committed volunteers. Community Village Lawrence would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to each and every one of our more than 53 volunteers who spend time each month making our mission a reality.
So far in 2016, our volunteers have provided more than 360 hours of direct support to seniors aging in place!
Our current board includes: Chris Holmer (chair), Ellen Paulsen (vice chair), Mary Baxter (treasurer), Mary Johnson (secretary), Diane Adamson, John Hodge, Tamara Cash, Judith Bellome, Brenda Nunez, and John LaRocca. Monthly our 10 board members donate 165 hours of their time.
Community Village Lawrence is happy to announce that as of October, Susie has become the newest addition to the CVL Board of Directors! We're so excited and lucky that Susie has decided to channel her enthusiasm, energy, and skill as a volunteer to supporting CVL.
Name: Susie Nightingale
What do you do as a CVL volunteer? I am the recording secretary [for the board meetings] and plan to work on the archives later this year.
How long have you been involved with CVL? I have been involved with CVL for three months.
What’s your favorite thing to do for fun in Lawrence? My daughter and I love to go to 23rd Brewery and compete in their trivia contests. Just the two of us came in third one night! I enjoy my book club and book exchange group. The Lawrence Public Library is one of my favorite destinations.
What else do you enjoy doing in your free time? I love to swim, water walk, and do water aerobics. I am part fish and also enjoy teaching the Parent-Child classes as well as Terrified Adults. My son, daughter, and I love to go to antique stores and garage sales. Spend-ing time with my family is very enjoyable.
Why did you decide to become a CVL volunteer? [Board member] Ellen Paulsen is in my water aerobics class and asked if I had ever been a recording secretary. When I answered in the affirmative, she pounced! She is a very persuasive lady. I believe in the concept of making it possible for members to remain in their homes as long as is feasible and to treat them with dignity and respect. I have been so impressed by the dedication and compassion of the CVL board members.
Susie has jumped right into volunteering with CVL, and will be attending the National Village to Village Conference in Columbus, Ohio this October to learn more about working through the Village model to support community members who wish to age in their own homes. Thanks for all you do, Susie!!