Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Nevada Volunteers Accepting Nominations for 2009 Governor's Points of Light Award

RENO, Nev. — Nevada Volunteers is accepting nominations for the 2009 Governor’s Points of Light Award. The Governor’s Points of Light Award recognizes individuals and organizations for their dedication, commitment and determination in promoting and supporting volunteerism throughout Nevada.

“The Governor’s Point of Light Award is the highest honor given by Nevada Volunteers and the state of Nevada to deserving individuals and organizations who have given a voice to volunteerism and civic service and have inspired others to help make a difference in their communities,” said Shawn Lecker-Pomaville, chief executive officer of Nevada Volunteers.

Online nominations may be made at www.NevadaVolunteers.org.

All nominations must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Nov. 21, 2008. Award winners will be announced at the Governor’s Points of Light Award Gala on Feb. 26 in Reno.

Nevada Volunteers, formerly known as the Nevada Commission for National and Community Service, creates countless opportunities to inspire, teach, train and recognize individuals, organizations, and businesses across Nevada to develop a legacy of service and citizenship. The Nevada Volunteers is the governor's commission that administers AmeriCorps programs statewide. Since 1994, over 2,047 AmeriCorps members have served throughout Nevada recruiting more than 14,000 volunteers who have donated over 97,000 hours of service to local communities.

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