Several people holding their hands in the air
By Mel Rubenstein
National Volunteer Week is a yearly week of recognition for the many, many people who give generously of their time and resources to a huge variety of causes. President Nixon established National Volunteer Week in 1974. Each year, the current president issues a special proclamation in honor of volunteers.
The week is used to bring awareness to the contributions of volunteers and to encourage more people to donate their time to a local, national, or global cause. Take advantage of this week to nominate someone you admire for a volunteering award, and find an opportunity to volunteer yourself!
We are blessed to have so many dedicated volunteers in this area. That is one big reason why U.S. News and World Report rates Syracuse the no. 1 place to live in New York state.
This week the Eagle Bulletin celebrates National Volunteer Week by recognizing those who were featured in our Volunteer of the Month columns by contributing columnist, Mel Rubenstein.
Zach and Linda Karmen
Chris Falso and Carol Lebiedzinski
Magdeleine Wellner and Nadine Wodarczyk
Salatha Willis and Bobbi Hemphill
Dawn Mills and Dennis Cleary
Janelle and Jeff Fields
Donna Lipton and Nita Pierson
The MacDonough Family
Pam Olsson and George Wladis
Dr. Uzma Iqbal
Betty Stark and Nancy Smith
Bob Waters and Debbie Bender
Nick Brust and Howie Hollander
Paul Liechti and Ernest Green
Dick and Nancy Humpleby
Bernie Axenfeld and Suzanne Dutkowski
Kelly Drew and John Keller
I am a reporter for the Eagle Bulletin and Cazenovia Republican at Eagle News. I report on topics ranging from town and village government, business, news and features. I am a 2014 graduate of the Roy H. Park School of Communications and have a degree in Journalism and a minor in Psychology.