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Friday, February 22, 2013

NEWS: 2013 Lt. Governor's Northern Region Volunteer Recognition and Awards Luncheon

OGDEN - The Utah Commission on Volunteers have announced the recipients of the 2013 Northern Region Volunteer Recognition Awards:

Catholic Community Services Ogden, Nonprofit Volunteer Program of the Year Joyce Somers, Adult Volunteer of the Year
Haley Colgate, Youth Volunteer of the Year

The three region award winners will be honored Feb. 27 at the 2013 Volunteer Recognition and Awards Luncheon, 12:30 p.m., in Ballroom B of the Shepherd Union Building at Weber State University.

The Utah Commission on Volunteers is pleased to announce the luncheon keynote speaker will be Ann Milner, former president of Weber State University. Milner will be highlighting the importance of volunteerism in Utah. She is scheduled to speak at 1:00 p.m.

In conjunction with the luncheon, the Utah Commission on Volunteers will be hosting the Lt. Governor’s Northern Region Conference on Service on the same date and at the same location from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Conference is dedicated to improving volunteer management in Utah and attendees represent the nonprofit, government, faith-based, and corporate sectors.

Kicking off the conference will be a keynote address by Meg Johnson, a motivational speaker, author, artist, teacher, and nonprofit founder. Ms. Johnson is a quadriplegic whose passion and excitement for life is evident in her motto, "When life gets too hard to stand, just keep on rollin'!"

The general session day will be filled with 12 workshops for attendees to choose from, each of which was chosen to represent the varying needs of conference attendees. Workshop topics are centered on volunteer management in Utah, the
#1  state  in  the  nation  for  volunteer  rates.  Registration  for  the  conference  can  be  completed  on  our  website  at

Members of the media are encouraged to attend any of the conference’s events. For more information, contact Katie Barlow 801-715-6717.

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