Newsmakers: Savidis named Outstanding Volunteer at Advocate Condell
Updated: June 4, 2012 8:05AM
At its annual Volunteer Awards & Recognition Celebration, Advocate Condell officials celebrated their team of 292 volunteers who dedicated 48,117 hours in 2011.
The celebration also honored Libertyville resident Janice Savidis as the Outstanding Volunteer for 2011. Since starting as a volunteer in 1967, Savidis has given over 12,964 hours of service. Savidis started in the Emergency Department, and now helps to register family members who are waiting for loved ones in Surgery.
“Jan’s 45-year commitment to Advocate Condell, our patients, families and visitors, is an example to all of us,” said Janet Miesbauer, manager of volunteers, auxiliary and retail Services at Advocate Condell.
Bears to appear at charity event
A charity event for “Liv For A Cure” to benefit the fight against cystic fibrosis will take place Wednesday, May 9 from 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Casa Bonita in Libertyville.
The television show “190 North” will be filming the event for the May 20 episode. Former Chicago Bears Alex Brown and Adrian Peterson will be attending
Steven and Melissa Esposito are the chairs of the event. Cost is $50 per person -- which includes all food and drink. There are limited tickets, and they must be purchased in advance. Contact Casa Bonita to request tickets at (847) 362-4400.
Brooks is March sales leader
Lisa Cokefair, branch manager of Prudential Rubloff’s Libertyville office, announced Sheila Brooks as sales leader for March.
Kelli Ward and Maria Etling also had outstanding sales in March.
Art league awards scholarships
The Lake County Art League awarded four scholarships to College of Lake County art students at a reception held on April 13 at the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art on the CLC Grayslake campus.
This year’s scholarship recipients are: Kenneth Greenberg of Mundelein, who won the $500 LCAL scholarship for his tri-tone digital photograph “Devon & California – Bus Stop”; Kelsey Moore of Mundelein won the $500 Phoebe Boyd Scholarship for an untitled oil painting; Tomiko Ferdman of Libertyville won a $50 LCAL Merit Award for a porcelain piece entitled “In Tune with Shino”; and Keiko Johnson of Old Mill Creek won a $50 LCAL Merit Award for an oil on canvas entitled “Fifteen.”
Camplin is elected to board
American Society of Safety Engineers’ President Terrie S. Norris announced the winners of ASSE’s worldwide annual election of open board of directors’ positions. Jeffery C. Camplin of Mundelein has been elected as vice president - practices and standards.
Camplin will be responsible for the ASSE practice specialty administrators and the operations of the ASSE standards development committee. For the past 22 years he has been president of Camplin Environmental Services, Inc., a safety and environmental consulting firm based in Rosemont.
Dakota Lyons wins essay contest
Dakota Lyons, a student of Butterfield second-grade teacher Erin Koehlhoeffer, submitted an essay which won in the Basrnes and Noble “My Favorite Teacher Contest.”
Dakota Lyons’ winning work will advance to a regional competition. Butterfield teacher Dana Barron and Rockland teacher Kristin Stefanik also had work by students and were named in the finals.
Father and son reach milestones with Rotary
One of the hallmarks of a family-owned company is service to the community, and this year, Bob and Tom Zengeler of Zengeler Cleaners reached two significant anniversaries with local chapters of Rotary International that combine for 75 years of continuous service.
Bob Zengeler, the former president of Zengeler Cleaners (who still works a full schedule at the Park Avenue store in Libertyville), was a charter member of Libertyville Rotary 50 years ago. Already a Rotarian before joining the Libertyville chapter, this year marks a half-century of active membership in the service organization.
Tom Zengeler, Bob’s son, is an active Rotarian as a charter member of the Libertyville Rotary Sunrise, formed in 1987, and has had perfect attendance for all 25 years of chapter’s existence. Tom is the current president of Zengeler Cleaners.
Redmon completes basic training
Army National Guard Spec. James W. Redmon has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Armymission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills
Redmon is the son of Deborah Kness of Mundelein. He is a 2004 graduate of Mundelein High School.
Advocate honors Volkswagen Group of America
Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville has named an area of its newest facility in honor of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) and its financial subsidiary, VW Credit, Inc. (VCI). Since 2004, VCI has donated more than $40,000 to Advocate Condell’s Pediatric Alternatives in Creative Therapy (PACT) Program, which aids children who suffer from neurological ailments. In 2011, VCI and VWGoA pledged to donate an additional $50,000 over a five-year period to the PACT Program.