Jun 25, 2024

Annual Meeting and Celebration

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DCHS staff and volunteers celebrated milestone achievements and recognized outstanding volunteers, fundraisers, and partners at the 2024 Annual Meeting.

The Annual Meeting is used both to review 2023, and to celebrate staff and volunteers nominated for their service. Each year the DCHS Leadership Team with the aid of staff in all areas of volunteer involvement have the hard decision of nominating volunteers for their service during the previous year. This choice is always a difficult challenge because we have so many fantastic volunteers to choose from. The many hours of service that our volunteers contribute to the shelter each year are greatly appreciated by the staff and the critters that visit DCHS on the way to their forever homes.

Congratulations to Our Winners!

STAFF RECOGNITION:

Linn Roth & Jean Martinelli Quality and Service Excellence Award

  • Dawn Sands

Milestone Anniversaries

Five Years of Service

  • Emily Temte
  • Celest Alves
  • Kelsie Matt

Ten Years of Service

  • Eric Holsinger

Fifteen Years of Service

  • Jessica Christianson

Twenty Years of Service

  • Jessica Marchant

VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION:

Top 10 Volunteers by Hours of Service

  • 10. Jenny Goodlund 609
  • 9. Connie Lueck 619
  • 8. Sue Sells 629
  • 7. Josie Cooper 657
  • 6. Bill Schloemer 708
  • 5. Chris Cerutti 728
  • 4. Linda Gilsdorf 812
  • 3. Jacki Hershberger 1,004
  • 2. Karen Tolle 1,086
  • 1. Karrie Frantz 1,202

David’s Gift

  • Jacki Hershberger

Top 5 Youth Volunteers by Hours

  • 5. Portia Grade 75
  • 4. Chelsea Mager 80
  • 3. Ellie Meng 84
  • 2. Izzy Serio 85
  • 1. Joshua Dimond 93

Wildlife Volunteer of the Year: Maarit Spelman

Administrative Support Volunteer of the Year – Volunteer Department: Nancy Womack

Adoption Center Volunteer of the Year: Sam Willingham

Individual/Special Recognition – Barkins: Pat Olson

Reception Volunteer of the Year: Barb Stransky

Thrift Store Volunteer of the Year: Jenny Goodlund

Administrative Support Volunteer of the Year – Development Department: Nan Laufenberg

Education Partner of the Year: Paul Zuelke - Key Reptiles

Education Volunteers of the Year: Amelie and Katie Correa

Event Volunteer of the Year: Ann Peterson

Media Partner or the Year: NBC15 Madison

Independent Fundraiser of the Year: Subaru FL4TFEST

Photography Volunteer of the Year: Else Karlsen

AMS Volunteer of the Year: Quinn Thomas

Canine Behavior Team Volunteer of the Year: Alex Letourneau

Canine Companion Volunteer of the Year: Alex Kuehlmann

Carestaff Assistant Volunteer of the Year: Miranda Stauss

Critter Cuddler Volunteer of the Year: Julie Vander Werff

Feline Friend Volunteer of the Year: Annika Crabb

Cat Foster Parent Volunteer of the Year: Chris Cerutti

Critter Foster Parent Volunteer of the Year: Connie Lueck

Dog Foster Parent Volunteer of the Year: Anna Rossler

Volunteer Veterinarian of the Year: Dr. Elizabeth Laing

Veterinary Support of the Year: Dr. Jess McCarthy and Dr. Chris Hoffman

Ringworm Treatment Program Volunteer of the Year: Kevser Ozel

All-Around Volunteer of the Year: Else Karlsen

Individual/Special Recognition: Aleta Fingerson

Rufus Award: Ginger

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