Volunteers of the Year

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  1. Gene Klodzen

    Gene Klodzen Super Moderator
    NAWCC Member

    Aug 24, 2000

    COLUMBIA, PA: The National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors (NAWCC) has named Columbia residents, O’Rean Fielder and David Shelton, “Volunteers of the Year.” The pair received an award for their generous contribution of time to the Museum and the Library during the past nine years.

    “It’s hard to believe almost a decade has passed since O’Rean Fielder and David Shelton began volunteering at the Museum in 2007. Besides guiding visitors through the Museum, they have helped with many other events and programs at the Museum, including educational programs, registration for our annual fundraiser, Hops ’n’ Clocks, outreach programs for kids—they are always willing to help. They are certainly more than just volunteers; they are part of the NAWCC family here in Columbia and stop by to chat even when they aren’t scheduled to be here,” shares NAWCC Director of Education Katie Knaub.

    “We broke from tradition by recognizing them both as our Volunteers of the Year for 2015, but you can’t recognize one without the other… they are truly a volunteer team. I really don’t know how we could have offered the programs we have, had we not received their help,” adds Knaub.

    Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Watch & Clock Museum and the Library & Research Center. In 2015 more than 45 dedicated volunteers gave over 5,300 documented hours—a huge savings for the Association. These dedicated individuals provide much of the manpower needed for daily operations, programs, special projects, and events. From event planning to education aides to exhibit construction, to archival research, volunteers get involved at various levels that fit the individuals’ time and commitment availability. If you have extra time on your hands and are interested in volunteering, please call the volunteer coordinator at 717.684.8261, ext. 237 to request an application. The application is also available on the Museum’s website at www.museumoftime.org.

    Kim Craven
    NAWCC Marketing and Events Coordinator
    p: 717.684.8261 Ext.231
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