Annual
Shining Star Awards

Celebrating Volunteers
Celebrating Volunteers

Every month Project Understanding will serve 1,300-1,500 neighbors in need. Because most of them will be served by a volunteer, the Annual Shining Star Awards lets us honor outstanding Volunteers and Community Partners!

2017 Award recipients included:

  • Shining Star Volunteer of the Year – Lynn Geller
  • Shalom Award – Karol Schulkin
  • Donors of the Year – Larry and Carol Dawes
  • Board Member of the Year – Kellie Meehan and Charleen Morla
  • Employee of the Year – Janine Dykstra

The pre-announced awards included program volunteers of the year: Food Pantry - Joanna Norstedt; First Step Center - Nita Perkins; Tutoring - David Ensminger; Tender Life (No longer owned by PU) - Karen Collier and Carolyn Tabor; Administrative - Gina Norstedt and Meg Perry.

Other pre-announced awards were for: Collaborating Partner - CAPS Media; Community Partner - Bejune Foundation; Business - MortgageCouch; House of Worship - St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Ventura Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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