Celebrating 40 Years of RSVP

The Family Service RSVP Appreciation Luncheon was held on October 16, 2012 at the Round Barn Banquet Centre to honor our Retired & Senior Program volunteers who collectively contributed more than 125,000 hours of community service last year.

We are pleased to recognize this year’s extraordinary winners!

 Rena Lenz Award Winner Russ Hanegan

Russ Hanegan (center) with both his nominators–Chiawen “Eva” Liu, of the Champaign Public Library (left) and Yvonne Fulton, of Family Service (right) where Mr. Hanegan volunteers extensively.

 Vickie Stewart Spirit of Courage Award Winners Lester & Carole Devore

Richard Nohmer (left) presents Lester and Carole Devore with this award that honors exceptional volunteers who continue to serve in spite of disability, illness, etc.

 Volunteers Contributing 2,000 + Hours Service:

These volunteers donated at least 2,000 hours service last year and that’s equivalent to full-time work!

L to R: Nancy Brown, Anita Hochberger, Jo Anne Cabutti

   Volunteers Contributing 1,000 + Hours Service:

L to R : Lovia Henderson, Carol Mathis, Sharon Lumsden, Ellen Plummer, Marty Edwards, & Vanna Cunningham

Not pictured: Carol Netterfield

 Service Award Winners

L to R: Shirley Williams-PACE Center for Independent Living; Ellen Plummer–The I.D.E.A. Store; and Marsha Henry–U.S. Probation Office

 Service Award Winners

L to R: Jane Green–Family Service; Dot Beldon-The Pavilion Adult Unit; Abbie Broga–Family Service; Marty Edwards-Carle

 Mike Haille was an enthusiastic emcee!


 Tony Clements and Michael Frerichs keep audience lively

Senator Michael Frerichs chats with Tony Clements, acting United Way Executive Director.  Tony assisted with the raffle sales and kept the jokes flying with Mike Haille to keep the audience entertained.

 Lincoln’s Challenge Cadets

Lincoln’s Challenge Cadets were on hand to greet our volunteers as they arrived. Later they brought the patriotic crowd to their feet as the cadets presented the colors for the pledge of allegiance with military precision.   Finally they brought the show to a close as they retired the colors with style.  Thanks Lincoln’s Challenge cadets for giving a lot of respect and pride to these deserving volunteers!