VANtage: September 2018

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For over the last few months I have been involved in many conversations and meetings as part of a strategic planning process. It has been a personal challenge but also a good stretch in helping me further develop my skills and knowledge as a leader. The conversations at times have been stressful, but the process has brought about many new fresh and exciting ideas. I have learned the value of a strategic plan as a guide for the work we do and a tool for setting measurable goals to assure our success.

In September we will have Christine Nardecchia, from the City of Dublin, join us to talk about how our own skills can be a value in planning and the success of a volunteer programs. In October we will have Christina Brown, from Huntington Bank, join us to talk more about Strategic Planning. This fall VAN is providing professional development that will serve as a great foundation to anyone who is about to embark on their own strategic planning process.

I look forward to seeing you all at our VAN meetings this fall.

Terri Gregoroff
VAN Central Ohio President


We are excited to have the opportunity to recognize individuals who support and foster volunteerism in our community. I am excited to announce the VAN Award recipients for 2018:

Mary Merrill Award of Excellence

The Mary Merrill Award of Excellence annually recognizes a Central Ohio professional Administrator of Volunteers for his or her outstanding contributions to the field and the promotion of volunteerism in the community.

Congratulations! Janet Rife, CAPA


Corporate Champion Award

The Corporate Champion award recognizes for-profit organizations that promote, recognize, and have a commitment to employee volunteerism. It is presented annually to an organization that demonstrates excellence in community service through volunteerism at all levels of its workforce.

Congratulations! Kristin Studabaker, Carpenter Marty Transportation

Executive Leader Award

The Executive Leader award recognizes a high level leader in an organization for their support of their organization’s volunteer program. The nominee respects and values the work of the Volunteer Department. staff and volunteers, ensures money is available for volunteer program management, and acknowledges the importance of volunteers within the organization.

Congratulations! Patrick Losinski, Columbus Metropolitan Library

Thank you to all who nominated an individual from your community! We will look forward to celebrating our VAN Award Recipients and International Volunteer Managers Day on Thursday, November 8th at our monthly meeting from 8:30am – 10:30am.



September Monthly Meeting:
Claiming Your I.M.P.A.C.T.
Thursday, September 20
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Ohio History Center
800 East 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211


Don’t miss out on our new Job Postings mailing list! We will be sending out Job Postings to only our registered VAN members.

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


October 18, 2018 – Strategic Planning
Christine Nardecchia-Director of Volunteer Resources City of Dublin


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