Summer 2014
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Congratulations to our Graduating Teen Volunteers
Thank you for your service, and best of luck in college!

University of Texas at Dallas

Mark Tran

Nishani Modi 

Sejal Mali

Saachi Minocha


Texas Women's University

Shine Lee

Lauriana McCuin


Southern Methodist University

MacKenzie Jenkins


Austin College

Azma Khan


Collin College

Sergei Kiryanov


University of Texas Austin

Janet Chen

Ananya Jha

Kirtana Moorthy

Morio Ramdenbourg

Katherine Chen

Rakshana Govindarajan


Brown University

Alison Tsai


Texas Tech University

Nagarani Kamarapu


Texas A&M University

Kaitlyn Ehlers

Erika Schmieder


University of California - Berkeley

Grace Han


University of Texas - San Antonio

Lisa Michaels


Teen Court Judges and Jurors Lay Down the Law
City of Plano Teen Court
Teen VIPs Create Artwork for Libraries
Library Artist
Window art at Haggard Library by Sanchana Vasikaran.
Window art at Parr Library created by Reema Sharma.
Lucy Cai's artwork at the Davis Library.
Dear VIPs, City Staff and Partners

All hands on deck! Spring and summer are the time when our volunteers come out in full force. Big thank yous go to an impressive fleet of corporate and faith-based partners who helped beautify our parks, nature preserves, and neighborhoods this Spring with projects such as mulching, picking up litter, weeding, planting, yard beautification and painting.


Corporate Partners:


Habitat for Humanity

Hewlett Packard



Starbucks Coffee

Faith-based Partners:

Chase Oaks Church

Church of Jesus Christ of

  Latter-Day Saints

Cross Bend Church

Custer Road United Methodist


Grace Outreach

Grace Presbyterian Church Legacy Church

North Dallas Community

  Bible Fellowship

Plano Early Lions

Vision Church


Recognitions also continued this Spring with events at the Senior Recreation Center and our Libraries where we thanked volunteers for anchoring important programs with their many hours of service.


Summer promises to be even busier for college students from SMU, UTD, TCU, Texas A&M, Samford, OSU, and TWU. All of them are learning the ropes as interns in many of our City departments, which include Planning, Parks & Recreation, Human Resources, Libraries, Interurban Railway Museum, Geneology, Police Records, and the Prosecutor's Office. 


Not to be outdone, a crew of teens is assisting with clerical duties in various departments; educational programs for fire and police; youth programs in our libraries; legal matters in teen court; and recreation activites and camps through the Parks & Recreation Department.


Thank you to all of our volunteers and supervisors who help keep this ship afloat every day! 




Robin Popik                          Corina Sadler, CVA

VIP Supervisor                              VIP Coordinator

Corporate Partners Clean Up City of Plano Parks Like Nobody's Business
Volunteers Clean up Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve  
Senior Center VIPs Honored for Going Above and Beyond
Sandi Goldbach, Almetta McQuarters, Pat Johnson, and Marion Parsons were honored for outstanding service at the Senior Center Recognition Event.
Four stellar VIPs were honored at the Senior Recreation Center recognition event for going "Above and Beyond" to serve guests. Each volunteer was praised for sharing her special talents. Goldbach has served as vice-president and member-at-large on the Senior Center Council. Two days a week, McQuarters greets guests when they enter the Senior Center. Pat Johnson runs the Bingo games every Wednesday and Saturday and assists with other activities when needed. Parsons spends several days a week keeping the library in order and enjoys helping the Knitters and Crocheters group complete their projects.
2 Sampaths + 51 Math Tutors = Outstanding Community Partnership
Volunteer Resources Surpervisor Robin Popik presents the Community Partnership Award to Viji and Aruna Sampath.
Viji and Aruna Sampath were honored for launching the Schimelpfenig Library Math Tutoring program in September 2012. They also recruited volunteers from the Dallas Sai Center to help run the program and tutor the students. Since its start, 53 tutors have donated 1,326 hours.
Six Teens Praised for Service to Libraries
Pictured left to right: Director of Libraries Cathy Ziegler, VIP Supervisor Robin Popik, City Manager Bruce Glasscock, Mike Zhang, Arjun Singh, Keval Shah, Lauriana McCuin, VIP Coordinator Corina Sadler, Netra Anand, Reagan Cantrell, Deputy City Manager LaShon Ross, City Council Member David Downs.
For Animal Shelter VIP David Reed, Saturdays Have Gone to the Dogs
City of Plano Volunteer David Reed
City of Plano
Volunteer Resources Group
Robin Popik, Volunteer Resources Supervisor
  Corina Sadler, CVA Volunteer Resources Coordinator
Dawna Walls, Volunteer Resources Communications Liaison