23rd Volunteer Recognition Reception
Photo above: Our 5 Year Award Recipients with HCT Board President Lauren Pachkowski and Board Member Jay Strauss
Photo below: Clifford School Site Coordinators (pictured left to right): Rachel Winmill, Mardee Costa, and Gaby Milani
What a wonderful evening! We laughed, we cried, and we were inspired by our amazing and dedicated volunteers at our 23rd Volunteer Recognition Reception held on Tuesday, May 28 at the San Carlos Adult Community Center. We heard accolades about the impact our program has made in the community from our elected officials including both Mayors and School Board Presidents from San Carlos and Redwood City. We also heard heart-warming stories about the tutoring experience from students, their tutors, and a parent.
Here are a few of the quotes that made us smile:
- “Me and my tutor are the Dream Team, we have fun while doing our work.” -4th grade boy
- “She’s the best! She helped me learn cursive, she helped me draw when I am down, and she helped me become a better person. I really appreciate her.” -4th grade girl
- “We work on the core concepts and make sure he really understands them. We also make sure we have a little bit of fun and talk about what’s going on outside of school.” The tutor’s 7th grade student interrupted and with a sly grin said, “Most importantly, we talk about politics; British, American, and Mexican politics.”
- “I want to thank all the volunteers who make this program so great.” -a parent
We were proud to honor the over 400 volunteers this school year with a certificate and gift of appreciation and to provide an additional gift of appreciation to the volunteer tutors who reached a noteworthy anniversary.
5 year Tutoring Award Recipients: Sakina Bambot, Angela Banet, Su Boocock, Betty Casey, Anna Dimick, Olaf Domis, Bob Farkas, Scott Greenberg, Scott Jeffries, Mary Kirby, Randi Kutnewsky, Doris Letalik, Monica Meilerman, Dennis Morton, Ed Pullen, Carlos Sanchez, Karen Shelton, Alison Spong, Janet Szelenyi, Gina Thomas
10 year Tutoring Award Recipients: Linda Burt, Debbie Denton, Stacy Gebhardt, Susan Gross, Katie Hultgren, Ken Kaye, Denise Monroe, Grace Schulz
20 year Tutoring Award Recipients: Caryl Holloway, Elaine Reade
Please enjoy viewing the photos from the Volunteer Recognition Reception courtesy of Dan Wadleigh of LumiLux Photograpy here.