Assistance League of Irvine SOV 21

Published: April 2, 2021

Honoree’s Name: Jan Thuney

Award Category: Live

Why This Volunteer is Extraordinary:

As Parliamentarian of our Assistance League Chapter, Jan has spent many hours on our bylaws.
Over the last two years, Jan has worked countless hours revising the 60+ amendments to bylaws and standing rules we need to keep our organization running smoothly. She is also a member of our Education Committee and helps arrange speakers.
Honoree’s Name: Elaine Blais

Award Category: Live

Why This Volunteer is Extraordinary:

Elaine has reorganized our Ebay account with excellent results.
We have had an Ebay account for several years, but it was only producing lackluster results. Elaine has spent a great deal of time and energy making this our top financial success during the pandemic, since our Thrift shop has been closed for a year.
Honoree’s Name: Patty Bland

Award Category: Live

Why This Volunteer is Extraordinary:

Patty is instrumental in the success of our OSB program.
Patty should receive this for all her work on Operation School Bell. She’s been working hard every year behind the scenes, and many of our members may not realize this. Without Patty I don’t think we could do anything close to what OSB accomplishes.
Honoree’s Name: Kay Cotton

Award Category: Live

Why This Volunteer is Extraordinary:

Kay’s exceptional work in revising and updating our bylaws and standing rules . She devoted many, many hours to the project,
Kay devoted many hours to the project, revising documents, working with National to obtain approval, and present the changes to our members. It was a project that was detailed and time-consuming, but necessary for chapter operations.
Honoree’s Name: Greg Drake

Award Category: Live

Why This Volunteer is Extraordinary:

Greg has been very willing to help out wherever necessary. Being one of the few men means he does a lot of ‘lifting’
Greg is instrumental in the success of our Ebay account. He and Elaine Blais have a room in their home for packaging and sending items to buyers. He has also taken over the Electronics department, testing everything so we can sell ‘working’ items.
Honoree’s Name: Lily Schweitzer

Award Category: Live

Why This Volunteer is Extraordinary:

Lily has created an additional online revenue stream for our Chapter
Lily Schweitzer has worked very hard to create and build our Shop ALI online. It was her idea to do this for the thrift shop and she has recruited the people to make this happen. She has put in many, many hours and deserves this recognition

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