The Gathering’s 25+ Years Saturday Lunch Leadership Team
GATHERING VOLUNTEERS ARE AWARDED THE 2016 INSPIRE BY EXAMPLE TEAM AWARD
This year’s winner of the Nonprofit Center’s 2016 Inspire by Example Team Award is The Gathering’s 25+ Years Saturday Lunch Leadership Team. These Gathering volunteers have consistently, for 25 years or more, cooked or coordinated the meal at one of our Saturday Lunch sites on at least a monthly basis. Leadership volunteers perform jobs that would otherwise be done by paid staff.
The 25+ Saturday Lunch Leadership Team includes:
Four Saturday Cooking Crews: St. Anne’s King Solomon’s/Progressive Baptist Bay Leaf Bruisers
All Saints Cathedral Between the four of them, these volunteer crews have cooked over 1,000 times – nearly 3 years of Saturdays; an estimated 204,800 meals; 3,200 hours of service. All Gathering meals are cooked from scratch at each meal site. The Gathering provides the equipment, supplies, food and menus. The volunteer cooking crews provide the culinary expertise, creativity, commitment and passion.
Four Saturday Lunch Coordinators: Rick Thickens Mary Thickens Lisa Murray Gregg Weirauch These coordinators have guided volunteer groups over 880 times – over 2 ½ years of Saturdays; 4,400 plus hours of service. They are responsible for the entire meal program from set up to instructing and supervising the volunteer serving group to cleaning up and securing the meal site. They are also responsible for creating and maintaining the atmosphere of hospitality essential to this work.
Here is the full list of all 2016 Inspire by Example Award winners:
Adult Award: Jim Stanke; nominated by Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity
Youth Award: J’Korevia Lawson; nominated by City on a Hill
Business Award: GE Healthcare
Team Award: 25+ Years Saturday Lunch Leadership Team; nominated by The Gathering
Wile Volunteer Management Award: Ana Kleppin; nominated by IndependenceFirst
Swigart Board Leadership Award: Eric Isbister; nominated by Beyond Vision
Award Winners will be recognized on April 7 at the Nonprofit Center’s 2016 Volunteer Celebration luncheon to be held at the Italian Community Center.
WAY TO GO TEAM!!!