VANtage: December 2018

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Thank you all who were able to attend the November VAN Meeting.  It was so great to be able to celebrate International Volunteer Managers Day and present the Executive Leader Award to Patrick Losinski with the Columbus Metropolitan Library and the Corporate Champion Award to Kristin Sudabaker with Carpenter Marty Transportation. We will look forward to presenting the Mary Merrill Award of Excellence to Janet Rife in January during the annual meeting.

The energy was great and I felt the excitement build as went on our adventure and worked to come up with our Volunteer Administrator Survival Toolkits!


There was a lot of creativity and great ideas shared!

As I come to the end of my service as the VAN Board President, the November meeting was a great way to wind down my term.  December we have our last Professional Development Meeting of 2018 with Marjie Bland, with Common Impact, presenting on Skill Based Volunteering. This will be a great and informational meeting to end the year on.

As I come to the end of my term I would like to say thank you to the 2018 VAN Board for helping keep our community strong.  I look forward to continuing to help support the Board in 2019 in the role of Past President and pass the gavel on to Liz Garrabrant, with the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, to take the lead.  I also look forward to being able to help re-engage a great program, the Buddy/Mentorship Program, started by former VAN President Saundra McBrearty.  This program provides a great way for our members to connect and to know who they can go to for questions or just to share great moments.

Thank you all!

Terri Gregoroff
VAN Central Ohio President


December Monthly Meeting
Skills Based Volunteering
Thursday, December 20, 2019
8:30am- 10:30am
SourcePoint South Office
1070 Polaris Parkway, #200
Columbus, OH 43240


*If you are not a member, the cost to attend a monthly meeting is $20.


January Meeting: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Register HERE


VAN Half-Year Memberships Available Soon!

Beginning the last week of December, VAN will make available our half-year membership.  The membership fee will be reduced to $40 and entitle you to attend VAN-sponsored events between January 1st and June 30th.  If you’ve been putting off renewing, now is a great time.  To take advantage of this offer, visit the VAN website after December 20th.