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Northwest Illinois Volunteerism Conference Seeking Presenters
Join us in Moline on October 14th

NWIVCLogoThe Northwest Illinois Volunteerism Conference's mission is to provide quality development opportunities and valuable networking experience for anyone who manages, motivates or mobilizes volunteers to make a difference.

Presenters are provided free conference registration and luncheon. Presenters will be expected to bring their own workshop materials and handouts. Those submitting proposals will be notified of acceptance by July 20th, 2016.

The conference hopes to attract volunteer administration professionals with a wide range of knowledge and experience, representing the non-profit, governmental, and educational and private sectors in North West Illinois. Please plan for an average workshop attendance of approximately 25 participants. The goal for conference attendance is 100 and we hope to offer three workshops during each of three time slots.

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Volunteer of the Week

Kate Dunbar

Vinona Summers

Katie is an amazing 8th grader that came to me with an idea for a student led anti bullying group as a 7th grader.  The group has now grown to have a worldwide influence and impact, and it helps define the culture of our school.”

 – Nick Sutton, Lombard Principal

Katie Dunbar is an eighth grader on a mission to make her community a better place. In 2014, when she was a seventh grader she sought out to help other students throughout her school. She took the initiative to found the Take a stand club after receiving the go ahead from school administration. She then mapped out the frame work, sought out sponsors, and created goals for the clubs future. The Take a stand Club encourages students to seek out a Take a Stand member when they need someone to talk to, or are struggling with something at home or school.

Katie’s efforts have been recognized throughout Lombard Middle School where Katie attends the eighth grade. She has even earned recognition from Galesburg’s Mayor and became the recipient of the City of Galesburg Youth Extra Effort Award. This award is given to youth working to make their community a better place.

Founding the Take A Stand Club also earned Katie Global recognition. She was nominated for the Global Random Acts Organization Caught in the Act Award. This award which had Sixty-seven people nominated all the over the world was earned by Katie. She was surprised with the news at a school assembly! Lombard Middle School is very proud of her efforts and all she has accomplished for the school.

More information about the Take a Stand Club can be found at the Take A Stand Website​.

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