2012 Volunteer of the Year

In honor of the twenty-fifth annual recognition banquet, we are pleased to announce this year’s nominated Volunteer of the Year, Nancy Klostermeyer. She is from Harvard, Nebraska but has called Salina, Kansas her home for quite a while now. Nancy gives back to her community in countless ways. She has been a health educator with the Salina-Saline county health department. From 1972-1975 she served as planning coordinator/project director for the continuing education for health project at Marymount College. In 1976, Nancy was named the Director of the Saline County RSVP at KWU. She developed and implemented the program, figuring out everything from financial support to transportation. In 1995 she developed the Salina Area Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers Program. She is now the Director at the Volunteer Connection where she positively influences and inspires youth, adults, and elders.

Nancy has been volunteering with the SAUW for about 40 years- back in 1975 she was the community resources consultant. “Nancy always has a positive attitude about volunteers and volunteering. I consider her a good friend and appreciate all she does in the community,” said Ken Jennison of the Salina Media Group. Nancy’s selflessness and accomplishments have been noticed before-- she received an Outstanding Women of Achievement Award from the YWCA in 1998.

Nancy not only encourages others to volunteer, she sets a great example by going out and volunteering with her husband, Ken. Nancy is an asset to this community and we thank her for all she has done and continues to do. Congratulations!

“No matter what new wisdom is discovered or practice promoted regarding volunteers and volunteerism, volunteers are still individuals. The core operational principle, and value, remains to strive for matching.”- Nancy Klostermeyer