RASKC Volunteer eNews | Issue 14 | April 2018

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Happy Volunteer Appreciation Month!

Recognizing RASKC's Volunteer of the Month: Jeff Kluth


Meet Jeff! Jeff has given extraordinary contributions of time to RASKC and has done so with the best spirit and great skill as a Dog Walker and as a Shelter Helper. Jeff not only has been one of RASKC’s very most reliable volunteers with his weekly shift, he has been absolutely magnificent by filling in on open shifts. Jeff has been truly exceptional in going the extra mile, often responding to a last-minute requests to help out.  

From December 2016 through mid-April 2018, Jeff worked 142 shifts, often going beyond the standard two-hour shift. The number of shifts that Jeff has worked is all the more amazing, because he took a two-month vacation. Jeff and spouse Bev foster RASKC animals, which we are very grateful for. Jeff and Bev, who is also a RASKC Dog Walker, will be moving to Central Washington this month. We will miss both of them beyond measure. An interview with Jeff can be found on our website and blogThank you, Jeff and Bev!

Spotlight on Exceptional Youth: Volunteer Julia Yagelowich


Julia Yagelowich is a 16-year-old volunteer who has been volunteering at RASKC/Kirkland virtually every week since she was 12 years old, having contributed over 330 hours so far. Last month she received an Honorable Mention in the teen category of the 2018 Washington State Governor's Service Awards.  

Julia is an exemplary role-model to both youth and adult volunteers, as her outstanding commitment is reflected in her reliable and skillful presence on her very busy shift. She has been absolutely superlative in her dedication, reliability, and great work.

Julia’s work contributed to the overall adoption of 565 homeless animals at the Kirkland facility in 2017. This represents about 25% of all of RASKC’s adoptions in 2017.

RASKC is tremendously grateful for Julia’s passion and energy and love for animals.  Please join us in congratulating Julia for her amazing accomplishment!

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