I have a problem many people today have. But since I turned 50, my teeth have become a lot weaker and much more prone to decay. I also have a sweet tooth.
Get free tips and updates directly to your inbox. Sign up for your choice of monthly e-newsletters! I ordered globe balloons that we filled with helium and tied to logoed mugs and used those for table centerpieces and door prizes.
I filled the mugs with fortune cookies and swiss chocolate. The dinner buffet featured foods that represented different countries: For personal favors I found molded chocolate in the shape of a globe. For entertainment, I had a high school teacher present a travelog slide program of her recent trip overseas.
When we presented awards I recognized our volunteers "World Class" service to our guests. Our volunteer of the year was presented with items made in other countries. Many volunteers said it was the best meal and program we had ever had. Used as centerpieces on the tables were small school slates, a wooden ruler, pencils, and bottles of glue and crayons.
At each place setting were two pieces of chocolate candy--a Hershey Kiss and a Hershey Hug. I gave them 10 minutes of Mix and Mingle time to gather signatures from fellow volunteers to fill in the spaces on their quizzes.
The quiz had 20 items listed and each person had to find someone who I gave a shiny red apple to the volunteer who had the most lines filled in. Volunteers were then recognized and thanked for their valued gift of time in serving others.
The evening was lighthearted and fun for the group. This year we are hosting an Olympic themed volunteer luncheon: Each table at the luncheon will be decorated for a different country. Volunteers will be treated to a dessert from the country of the table they choose.
Last year my theme was "An Important Piece. The idea is that someone from each table is given a small item to hold before you start reading the story. When you say the word right, the item is passed from the person holding it to the right.
Whoever is holding it at the end of the story goes home with the centerpiece.
Oh no, I thought. There were so many things to do! I knew I could not delay. So, once I had the theme, I started to write a list of everything else that needed to be done. Decorations, program, entertainment, gifts, and speech, to name but a few. How could I have forgotten her?
Old Time Pizza Submitted by Susie Kapelovitz Each year for volunteer week, we plan an event to thank our volunteers, this year we are having a pizza party with our facility decorated like an old time pizza resturant.
We are having two young boys play accordian music for intertainment, drawing for 40 door prises and giving each guest a round pizza cutter as a Thank you gift.
Each year we have an event and each year the volunteers talk about it for the rest of the year. Used glittered hearts for walls, placed garland down middle of tables, placed lotions and body spray in Valentine gift bags which I also got "on sale" and saved til the event.
Then tied blue, red and pink foil balloon hearts to the gift bags which were used as centerpieces, and were later used as door prizes. Entertainment was a local musician who sang love songs throughout dinner.
Of course the meal had to have chocolate dessert. Our recreation staff will be dressed in blue and white to celebrate this years colour theme.
We are serving different kinds of tea, along with tea sandwiches, salads, and to top it all off we are serving ice cream cake. What a treat it will be for the recreation staff to see our volunteers in a different "activity" as we usually see them working with our residents.
What an fun time for our volunteers. We will end the celebration by offering entertainment with "Elvis" what a cad he is smoozing with the audience. I must say this is going to be a great event. Southern Hospitality Submitted by Hannah As a new southern-born volunteer coordinator at a historic site in Pennsylvania, I felt it was important to connect with my volunteers and make them feel comfortable with me.
So for our recognition event this year, I held a "Southern Comfort" reception which included southern-themed decor, homemade southern desserts, sweet tea, even hand-cranked ice cream!Ideas for how to say thank-you to volunteers and showing appreciation to everyone supporting your organization.
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At the Agawam Middle School is a memorial to one of the town’s most beloved teachers, Lisa Ziegert, whose untimely death changed Agawam forever.
CASE DETAILS. Agawam, Massachusetts, is a small town near the western Connecticut border. At the Agawam Middle School is a memorial to one of the town’s most beloved teachers, Lisa Ziegert, whose untimely death changed Agawam forever.
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