10.03.12 - Douglas County Libraries volunteers honored
Douglas County Libraries volunteers honored
The Denver chapter of the Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) held its annual awards celebration luncheon on Tuesday, September 25, to honor volunteers in Denver-area nonprofits. Douglas County Libraries volunteers Ed Dash and Roger Williams were nominated for their service to the Douglas County History Research Center, and won the DOVIA award in the “Dynamic Duo” category.
Together, Dash and Williams numbered and catalogued tens of thousands of photographic negatives from the Douglas County News-Press and other newspapers, including hours of painstaking examination to identify people and places in each image. Williams, a retired physician, also volunteers at Louviers Library, and makes audio recordings of medical journals for use by visually-impaired medical students. Dash is an active volunteer at The Buddy Center in Castle Rock, helping with its horse rescue operation.
Others acknowledged by DOVIA as outstanding Douglas County Libraries volunteers included Tammy Fross, Curt Maddock, Cyndi Stephens, Jim Clements, Rick Way and Highlands Ranch teen Mansi Gupta.
Last month, 440 volunteers contributed 3,221 hours, valued at more than $62,000, to Douglas County Libraries. Douglas County Libraries is a passionate advocate for literacy and lifelong learning.
Image: Douglas County Libraries volunteers Ed Dash, left, and Roger Williams.