Volunteers in Action (VIA), made up of representatives from various agencies and organizations that rely on volunteerism, is seeking nominations for its 32nd annual Volunteer of the Year Awards. Sponsored this year by WNKY News 40, American Legion Post 23, and BGMU.
Nominations are needed in THREE categories: the Anne Grubbs Spirit of Service Award, which honors a person excelling in quality, length, and spirit of service to others; the Team Award, which recognizes a group that has worked together to provide outstanding volunteer service in the community; and the Rookie Award, which recognizes an individual or group that started volunteer service within the past 24 months.
Nominees will be judged on:
- history of community activity
- demonstration of cooperative attitude
- the impact that the volunteer’s efforts had on the organization and its clients
All nominees will be recognized as winners from their organizations and will receive a memento and certificate at the Volunteer of the Year Awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, April 24 at the Bob Kirby Branch of the Warren County Public Library, starting at 2 p.m. The award recipients will receive plaques.
All nominations must be submitted on or before 4 p.m. on March 21 (EXTENDED DEADLINE) to:
Volunteers in Action
1227 Westen Street
Bowling Green, KY 42104
More information and a nomination form can be found on the Community Education website (www.commed.us) and at the Community Education office at 1227 Westen Street. For more information, call Community Education at 270-842-4281. BTW, there is a sample submitted nomination form on the website.
1227 Westen St., Bowling Green, KY 42104 • 270-842-4281 • www.commed.us
Contact: Bill Oldham, Executive Director
Notice of public meetings
January 12, 2023
Community Education of Bowling Green/Warren County holds monthly Advisory Council meetings and bi-monthly Board of Directors meetings. Under Kentucky Open Meeting laws, these meetings are open to any member of the public who would like to attend. Public comments can be made with prior notice to the Executive Director or the Board Chairperson. All meetings will be held in the Community Education conference room, at 1227 Westen Street, Bowling Green, KY, 42104 unless otherwise noted. Due to COVID-19 protocols, Advisory Council and Board meetings are typically “hybrid” meetings, meaning a combination of in-person and computer, or entirely remote via computer. The meeting schedules for each are listed below. If a meeting date and/or time has to be changed, a notification will be sent out.
Community Education Advisory Council 2023 meetings (Council meetings are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Central Time)
Tuesday, February 14
Tuesday, March 14
Tuesday, April 4
Tuesday, May 9
June – no meeting due to Stand for Children’s Day
Tuesday, July 11
Tuesday, August 8
Tuesday, September 10
Tuesday, October 10
Tuesday, November 14
Tuesday, December 13 (December meeting often canceled for Holiday party)
Community Education Board of Directors 2023 meetings (Board meetings are scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. Central Time)
Thursday, March 9
Thursday, May 11
Thursday, July 13
Thursday, September 14
Thursday, November 9
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About Community Education of Bowling Green, Warren County: Created in 1973, Community Education of Bowling Green, Warren County collaborates with other agencies and organizations to provide lifelong learning for our citizens while utilizing existing physical and human resources and not duplicating other efforts. An interlocal agreement between both local school districts and Warren County Fiscal Court sustains the agency.
Community Education has grown to provide before and after-school programs for hundreds of children and youth on school days during the academic year and at all-day programs offered during school breaks. Enrichment classes for adults cover a variety of subjects including fine arts (art, dance, and music), crafts, cooking, computers, finance, fitness, foreign language, history, recreation, sewing, sports, occasional online classes, and more. Community Education offers volunteer opportunities and training for adults to go into schools to work with children and to assist with local events. The agency also works very closely with Volunteers in Action to train volunteer managers and to recognize the volunteers within our region.
Community Education is a proud partner of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky Nonprofit Network, and Vision, a multi-agency council in Warren County.
For more information on Community Education go to www.commed.us or visit our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter pages.