OPB Honors Top Volunteers
Posted April 15, 2009
Oregon Public Broadcasting presented Charles Aubin and Chris Cartwright with the Jan Henderson Volunteer of the Year Award on April 26 at a special reception honoring OPB volunteers. Six volunteers were also recognized for 20 years of service to OPB.
Aubin of Lake Oswego is the recipient of the Jan Henderson Volunteer of the Year Award for Service. He has contributed over 1,200 hours of service since 1986 in a variety of capacities including membership drives, special events and leading tours of OPB.
Cartwright of Portland is the recipient of the Jan Henderson Volunteer of the Year Award for Leadership. A volunteer since 1994, he is shares his proficiency in training to help shape OPB's leadership volunteer program.
Recognized for 20 years of service were:
Costa Columbus, Brenda Hanke, Leith Mcfarlane, Ann Pederson and George Vance, all of Portland, and Jerry Koll of Lake Oswego.
The Jan Henderson Volunteer of the Year Award was created in 2000 to honor the memory of Jan Henderson, a truly dedicated OPB volunteer. Jan's daughter, Bonnie, presented the awards. Jan was a volunteer at OPB for 12 years. "Jan Henderson epitomized the spirit of volunteerism with her commitment to OPB," said Dana Mahoney, of OPB's Volunteer Resources Department. "This year's award recipients show that same spirit and determination to make a difference at OPB," she said.
OPB is the state's most far-reaching and accessible media resource, providing free access to programming for children and adults designed to give voice to community, connect Oregon and its neighbors and illuminate a wider world. Every week, over 1.5 million people tune in to or log on to OPB's Television, Radio and Internet delivered services. As the hub of operations for the state's Emergency Broadcast and Amber Alert services, OPB serves as the backbone for the distribution of critical information to broadcasters and homes throughout Oregon. OPB is one of the largest producers and presenters of national television programming through PBS, and is also a member station of NPR, Public Radio International (PRI), and American Public Media (APM).
The OPB Web site is opb.org.