Each year, the Governor of North Carolina recognizes individuals and groups of people who have made a significant contribution to their community through their dedication to volunteer service.
Nominations are submitted to the Governor’s Office for the various types of volunteers (senior, youth, faith-based, family, group and business) as well as for various categories that are based upon the area of service a nominee volunteers within (animal, environmental, preservation, youth, disaster, etc.). Once county award coordinators across the state have submitted their top 10 volunteer nominations for their individual county, these recommendations are reviewed by the commission, and awards are given out in each of the counties.
On May 12, 2021, Larry Ogden, president of the Hatteras Island Community Emergency Response Team, was awarded the prestigious North Carolina Governor’s Medallion Award for Volunteer Service for his leadership and commitment to the organization. Ogden was honored for receiving the award—which is North Carolina’s highest volunteer honor—during the 2021 Governor’s Medallion Award ceremony that was held virtually from Raleigh.
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Dare County’s individual winners of the 2021 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award are Angelo and Gail Sonnesso with the GEM Adult Day Services program; Marcia Lyons with the Friends of Youth Program; Beth Pallett with the Dare County Center and its Meals on Wheels program; Dee Ann Baum with Feline Hope; Reha Otte with the Dare County Center; Brianne Clark Perry with the Dare County Baseball program; as well as eight volunteers with the Restaurant to Reef Oyster Shell Recycling Program: John Thomas, Bill Trimyer, Paul Kutsko, Alyson Flynn, Michael Serbouse, Ivy Cage, Bill Ackiss and Don Brady.
For more detailed information about each of Dare County’s 2021 recipients, click here.
Any individual, group or business from the public, the nonprofit sector or the private sector can be nominated for the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. If you know an individual or a group of people who have given substantial amounts of their time and talent to help others in the Dare County community, be sure to submit an application for the 2022 North Carolina Governor’s Volunteer Service Award when nominations open later this year. For more information, contact Shannon Glaser at 252-475-5753 or email@example.com.