Thursday, October 06, 2016
Nominations for the 2016 Citizen of the Year, along with their contribution made to our community this past year are as follows:
· Don has grown up in the Elbow area taking up his career as a farmer. He is a former councilor of the Village of Elbow serving a 6 year term. For 10 years, Don was serving on the Board of Directors of the Credit Union in the capacity of vice-chairperson.
· Don is a member of the Elbow United Church serving on that board. Currently Don is active on the Elbow Museum Board serving on the board for 14 years. Don is known for his capabilities as handyman and works hard at maintaining the museum and sod house, and taking his turn in giving tours to the many visitors who come to our Village. He takes part in Culture Days and any fundraisers needed to keep our museum doors open.
· Last but not least, for 6 years Don has been a “Friend of the Orchard”. No job is too small or too large for Don, be it mulching, pruning, weeding, etc. his expertise is very much sought after, appreciated and needed to make our community orchard an eye catching and friendly place for the whole Village, and the tourists who visit us all summer long.
· Don is hard working and conscientious with a good sense of humor and we fell he is a worthy recipient of the “Citizen of the Year” award.
· Meryl has been welcoming residents in Elbow since 1982. During that time info and flowers were presented. Since 2012 she has shared the responsibility with Donna Riggall. 15 Welcome Bags in 2016
· She volunteers at Bingo and the Community Orchard, waters and grooms the Village. She arranges the flowers in the Village that decorate our streets. She is a member of the Service Club and always makes time to help at the Annual Fish Fry and Fall Supper. She visits residents at Regency Manor, Central Butte. She has organized two successful Bridge Tournaments bringing in people from Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Davidson, and small towns in between.
· Active member of Bethel Lutheran Church and arranges and donates flowers every service.
· She supports recreational activities and played Pickle Ball until her injury. Meryl plans to introduce Floor Shuffle Board in 2017.
· She is an excellent choice to be Volunteer of the Year as she has had a lifetime of volunteer work
· Anne almost single handedly organized and put together Culture Days. She recruited the necessary helpers and participants to make it all happen.
· She contributes to all museum functions and fundraisers to keep our museum open.
· She also contributes to other community ventures throughout the year, not only museum events.
· She is a good spokesperson for Elbow.
Voting will take place at the Village Office during regular office hours, or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Thursday, October 6th to Wednesday, October 12th .
Voting will also take place prior to the Ratepayer’s Meeting on Wednesday, October 12th (voting from 7 – 7:30 p.m.; meeting at 7:30 p.m.)
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