LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
Thank a Volunteer. Be a Volunteer.
President Obama proclaimed April 15 - 21, 2012, as National Volunteer Week, a special time that has been recognized by every U.S. President since 1974, and called upon every American to make service a part of their daily lives. And on April 20th, 124 of you did just that at 16 sites throughout the BCUW service area, participating in our Spring Day of Caring. There were so many volunteers that I couldn't even get to all of the sites with bottled water - and to get pictures - before the projects were wrapping up!
For those of us who work for an organization whose tag line is: "Give. Advocate. Volunteer," we were proud to see so many people from so many different workplaces engaged in trying to make a positive difference in the community.
We were proud, too, to recognize several of our key volunteers at the celebration breakfast that morning:
- Terry Perdue, Executive Director of Mercy Health at St. Raphael, our Agency Leadership Award recipient;
- Sherrie Bluester of the YWCA and Steve Best from Community Behavioral Health, co-recipients of our Outstanding Community Partnership Award;
- Ashley Fox, our Junior Volunteer of the Year;
- First Financial Bank, represented by Beth Stroh and David Yeager, recognized with our Live United Award;
- Denise Majikes, from Barnes Aerospace, this year's President's Award winner;
- Graydon Head and Ritchey, represented by Lee Geiger, recipients of the Yenn Sohmu Enni Nipa Award; and
- Chris Worrell, our late, great Board Chair, who was recognized with the W. Otis Briggs Volunteer Award. We miss you every day, Chris.
The collective debt of gratitude we owe to these wonderful people - and countless others of you who give your time and talents so freely is simply unrepayable! While "Thank you" may seem inadequate, it is all we can say. Please know how sincere our thanks are.
If our community is really lucky, your example will serve as an inspiration for others to give freely of their time and their talents to make Butler County an even better place to live and work.
Give. Advocate. Volunteer!
For many people, philanthropic giving is a lifelong commitment that provides both personal satisfaction and financial benefits.
Through the Butler County United Way Planned Giving Program, you can give a general endowment gift that benefits you and your family, while ensuring vital health and human service programs are available for generations to come.
To learn more, contact Mitchell Willis, Director of Resource Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-863-0800.
Blue Goose Board Members Janice Folzenlogen, Wende Goetz, Carrie Miller and Paul Clark
On February 17, 2012 the Cincinnati Puddle of The Honorable Order of the Blue Goose, International held it's first annual Monte Carlo Night with donations totaling $1500 going to the Butler County United Way.
Blue Goose is a fraternal organization of individuals who work in the insurance related industry and has been in existence for over 100 years throughout the United States and Canada. They are founded on the basis of Character, Charity and Fellowship.
With over 300 individuals in attendance representing insurance companies and insurance vendors from the tri-state area, guests enjoyed an evening of food, fun, dancing, and tested their luck at the tables. Everyone had an opportunity to take a fun picture in the photo booth and a few even got a chance to enter the fun machine to win extra raffle tickets and fun bucks to increase their odds of winning. One generous winner of the 50/50 raffle donated their winnings back to United Way.
The Cincinnati-Blue Goose board of directors and their event committee members were pleased with the overwhelming turnout and support of their members and guests to benefit the Butler County United Way. For more information about the Blue Goose, visit the international website at www.bluegoose.org or Cincinnati's local website at www.bluegooseohio.com.
|SERVE WITH LIBERTY|
Liberty Mutual celebrates its 100th anniversary by serving! Friday, June 22, 2012 Liberty Mutual employees across the globe will serve the communities they call home. Here in Butler County over 800 employees have the opportunity to serve. Projects coordinated through Butler County United Way include pre-work on homes that will be served by the Group Work Camps this summer through SELF; reading with the children and painting in the buildings at the Boys and Girls Club; and organizing materials or going on a bowling outing with kids for Big Brothers, Big Sisters.
|For the second year in a row, Butler Tech is hosting the Run United 5K as part of its campaign. This year the walk/run will be held at the D. Russell Lee Career Center on Saturday, May 12th, 2012. Register now online!|
Volunteer to Help Repair Homes
In July of 2012, nearly 400 kids will be coming into Hamilton from around the country to repair between 50 and 60 homes in the city.
There are a number of volunteer opportunities to help these kids do a great thing for Hamilton. Take a look at this list of roles and responsibilities, and contact Vanessa Jackson at email@example.com if you would like to help or for more information.
2012-2013 Funding Decisions
|After another thorough, volunteer-driven review process, the Butler County United Way is happy to announce the funding awards made for the 2012-2013 year.|
A total of $1,191,000 will be invested in programs that help adults become self-sufficient and youth become successful adults. For the story, please visit our website.
Thank you to the donors, businesses, and other organizations who support the mission of Butler County United Way. Together we will make a lasting impact in our community.
THURSDAY, MAY 17th 10:00AM-8:00PM
FRIDAY, MAY 18th 10:00AM-4:00PM
Friends of Hamilton-Fairfield Lane Libraries
The Friends are seeking interested volunteers to help set up the sale on Thursday, May 17, 10 am to 8 pm and Friday, May 18, 10 am to 4 pm.
Volunteers are needed during the sale on Saturday and Sunday, as well as Sunday afternoon from 2 to 5 pm to assist with the takedown. Whether you can help for one hour or many hours, the Friends very much appreciate the time you share with us.
The Annual Used Book Sale of the Friends of the Hamilton-Fairfield Lane Libraries is the third weekend of May. The sale dates are Saturday, May 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, May 20 from noon to 3:00 p.m. The sale is located in the Miami University Hamilton gymnasium on University Blvd. in Hamilton.
To Volunteer, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 513.829.9199.
MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW!
Reserve your seat on the Bus for our Annual Windy City Bus Trip to Chicago.
November 2nd-November 4th, 2012
$375.00 Per Person
(based on double occupancy)
$200. Deposit must be made by June 30th, 2012 with balance owed paid by August 31st.
Depart West Chester :
Friday, November 2, 2012 @ 8:00AM
Return West Chester:
Sunday, November 4, 2012 @ 8:00PM
Hyatt Regency, Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Il 60601
For more information and/or to make your reservation CLICK HERE.