RASKC Volunteer eNews| Issue 17 | July 2018

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In this Issue:                                                                                            July 2018

Recognizing RASKC's Volunteer of the Month: Penny Ruckle


Meet Penny! She is one of RASKC’s most dedicated and skilled volunteers. Penny serves as Co-Lead of the Shelter Helper team. She works with the staff and other volunteers to troubleshoot a variety of issues, especially those related to the washing machines. Penny promotes quality assurance in many ways, by sending out Tips of the Week, training dozens of new volunteers, and helping to edit the RASKC eNews. She works at a weekly two-hour Shelter Helper shift, in addition to filling in. And Penny walks RASKC dogs too.

Animal Control Officer Cherise Sanchez has lauded Penny with written kudos, “We've had a lot of dogs. She's been slammed with dishes and laundry. Every time Penny finishes, we load her up with more. Never complains. Just keeps working hard.” 

Penny has volunteered regularly on Early Morning Cat Crew and now fills in. Penny also helps out with RASKC’s annual Angel Fund fundraiser by wrapping gifts at Barnes and Noble during the winter holidays. She is also a terrific photographer. Penny has donated about 350 hours since last January 2017, with hopefully many more to come. Thank you, Penny! 

An interview with Penny can be found on our website and blog.

Focus on Outstanding Youth: Halli McGraw


Immediately after attending new volunteer orientation last month, Halli McGraw jumped into training. She started weekly shifts this month on three teams: Early Morning Cat Crew, Shelter Helper, and Cat Meet and Greet. 

Shelter Helper Trainer Don Race mentioned how impressed he was with Halli’s proficiency, how easy she is to work with, and her strong work ethic. “She is taking only hard science and mathematics classes at college. She is also taking an online course this summer. And Halli is working 25 hours an week at Safeway.” 

In September, Halli will be returning to Eastern Washington University as a Biology major. In the meantime she is signing up for many summer shifts and plans to help out during breaks. Halli will be applying to veterinary school next year.

What’s happening at RASKC

Teresa Rosenberg Nominated for Volunteer of Excellence Award