Recognition Ceremony
2009-2010
What is a Master Gardener?
• First and foremost…. a volunteer.
• Commitment to community.
• Commitment to public education...
Requirements
• 24 Volunteer Hours (Certified & Interns)
• 10 Continuing Education Hours (Certified)
• Guidelines expressed...
Activity reporting
• Support services
▫ I helped with…
• Youth education
▫ I taught kids…
• Adult education
▫ I taught adu...
at a glance
Statewide Comparison
• Membership
1. Milwaukee, 435
2. Dane, 428
3. Ozaukee, 187
4. Rock, 166
5. Racine, 154
6...
at a glance
Statewide Comparison
• Total Volunteer hours
1. Milwaukee, 18,192
2. Dane, 15,434
3. Rock, 10,498
4. Racine, 8...
Rock Prairie Association
# in
program
Hours of
support
service
Hours of
community
education
Hours of
youth
education
Total...
Individual highlights
• Youth Education
1. Julie Gibes (143 hrs)
2. Mandy Fischer (141 hrs)
3. Mary Berve (59.75 hrs)
*bas...
Individual highlights
• Community Education
1. Barb Converse (100)
2. Barb Guse (82.50 hrs)
3. Jane Brakefield (52 hrs)
*b...
Individual highlights
• Support Services
1. Barb Guse (1372)
2. John Rockenfield (325.50)
3. Mary Kay Thompson (300)
*base...
Individual highlights
Over 100 hours volunteered
• Robin Anderson
• Barb Converse
• Bev Drew
• Glen Erickson
• Beverly Fel...
Executive committee, 2009-2010
• President
• Term expires 2010
Cindy Leverenz
• Vice-President
• Term ends 2011 (as Presid...
Executive committee, 2009-2010
• President
• Term expires 2011
Mary Kay Thompson
• Vice-President
• Term ends 2012 (as Pre...
2009-2010 Interns
• General Training
▫ 60 hours of lecture training
▫ 24 hours of required volunteer service
▫ Complete th...
2009-2010 Interns
• Laura Boettcher
• Sandra Czubek
• Larry Gibes
• Mary Jones
• William Maynard
• Mary Nimm
• Jane Palumb...
Advanced Training: Fruits & Veg.
• Anna Kokity
• Barbara Peterson
• Beverly Feltz
• Bonny Guenther
• Carol Cartwright
• Ca...
Leadership Development
• Cindy Leverenz
• Shirley DiFrancesco
• Mary Kay Thompson
• Jenny Membrino
• Bonnie Cunningham
• A...
PHA On-Line Training
• Barb Converse
• Roberta Hagan-Severson
• Steve Harris
• Pam Walgren
Master Gardener Volunteers
Iron Gardener Challenge
• Individual MG challenge themselves by
volunteering outside their comfort zone
• Set Personal goa...
Barb Guse
“ Layout a plan, stick to it, and follow through
as a team”
▫ Implemented High Tunnel Gardens
 Goal: Grow early...
Jim Haseman
• Goal: Grow 20,000 lbs of produce and distribute to
needy
▫ Achieved: produced 15,000 lbs and distributed thr...
Deb Grams
• Goal: Work as part of a team to expand and improve community
gardens
• Scheduled education classes, set up mar...
Change…
You are valued.
You are appreciated.
Keep up the awesome work!
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  1. 1. Recognition Ceremony 2009-2010
  2. 2. What is a Master Gardener? • First and foremost…. a volunteer. • Commitment to community. • Commitment to public education. • Commitment to continuing education.
  3. 3. Requirements • 24 Volunteer Hours (Certified & Interns) • 10 Continuing Education Hours (Certified) • Guidelines expressed by the WiMGA
  4. 4. Activity reporting • Support services ▫ I helped with… • Youth education ▫ I taught kids… • Adult education ▫ I taught adults…
  5. 5. at a glance Statewide Comparison • Membership 1. Milwaukee, 435 2. Dane, 428 3. Ozaukee, 187 4. Rock, 166 5. Racine, 154 6. St. Croix, 139
  6. 6. at a glance Statewide Comparison • Total Volunteer hours 1. Milwaukee, 18,192 2. Dane, 15,434 3. Rock, 10,498 4. Racine, 8,822 5. Ozaukee, 8451 6. Outagamie, 8110
  7. 7. Rock Prairie Association # in program Hours of support service Hours of community education Hours of youth education Total hours CE 2010 117 8904 760 695 10359.0 3024 2009 166 9109 823.00 565 10497.0 2182 2008 148 7052 959.5 671.5 8618.5 2076 2007 138 7235 463 1213.5 8911.0 1959 2006 130 5674.0 786.0 756.5 7216.5 1663 2005 121 3300.0 293.0 60.5 3653.5 1562
  8. 8. Individual highlights • Youth Education 1. Julie Gibes (143 hrs) 2. Mandy Fischer (141 hrs) 3. Mary Berve (59.75 hrs) *based on information received, may not include hours turned in after deadline*
  9. 9. Individual highlights • Community Education 1. Barb Converse (100) 2. Barb Guse (82.50 hrs) 3. Jane Brakefield (52 hrs) *based on information received, may not include hours turned in after deadline*
  10. 10. Individual highlights • Support Services 1. Barb Guse (1372) 2. John Rockenfield (325.50) 3. Mary Kay Thompson (300) *based on information received, may not include hours turned in after deadline*
  11. 11. Individual highlights Over 100 hours volunteered • Robin Anderson • Barb Converse • Bev Drew • Glen Erickson • Beverly Feltz • Mandy Fischer • Kelley Frey • Julie Gibes • Chris Goepfert • Deb Grams • Barb Guse • Jim Haseman • Arthur Hilker • Layton Hoel • Judy Latka • Laurie Matelli • Janice Peterson • Mary Kay Thompson • John Rockenfield
  12. 12. Executive committee, 2009-2010 • President • Term expires 2010 Cindy Leverenz • Vice-President • Term ends 2011 (as President) Mary Kay Thompson • Secretary • Term ends 2011 Jenny Membrino • Treasurer • Term ends 2010 Erika Rebout WiMGA Rep. Anna Kokity Newsletter Editor Joanne Ekena
  13. 13. Executive committee, 2009-2010 • President • Term expires 2011 Mary Kay Thompson • Vice-President • Term ends 2012 (as President) Laura Boettcher • Secretary • Term ends 2011 Jenny Membrino • Treasurer • Term ends 2012 Erika Rebout WiMGA Rep. Anna Kokity Newsletter Editor Cindy Leverenz
  14. 14. 2009-2010 Interns • General Training ▫ 60 hours of lecture training ▫ 24 hours of required volunteer service ▫ Complete the final exam ▫ 13 individuals successfully completed
  15. 15. 2009-2010 Interns • Laura Boettcher • Sandra Czubek • Larry Gibes • Mary Jones • William Maynard • Mary Nimm • Jane Palumbo • Barb Petersen • Kelly Reed • Valorie Rheinschmidt • John Rockenfield • Marge Sell • Marty Siegworth • Sue Zimmerman
  16. 16. Advanced Training: Fruits & Veg. • Anna Kokity • Barbara Peterson • Beverly Feltz • Bonny Guenther • Carol Cartwright • Catherine Idzerda • Cindy Leverenz • Deb Grams • Joanne Ekena • Judy Latka • Julie Meske • Karen Bernard • Kelley Frey • Kelly Reed • Kristine Zaballos • Mandy Fischer • Marie Messinger • Steve Harris • Pamela Walgren • Sandy Kallas • Anissa Welch • Shirley DiFrancesco • Shirley Stekel • Jim Haseman • Theresa Noggle • Kathleen Miller • Robby Hagan-Severson
  17. 17. Leadership Development • Cindy Leverenz • Shirley DiFrancesco • Mary Kay Thompson • Jenny Membrino • Bonnie Cunningham • Anna Kokity • Barb Guse • Anissa Welch • Mandy Fischer • Alice Cassidy • Carolyn Bakula • Shirley Bauer • Laura Boettcher • Robin Anderson • Tammy Tucker • Sandy Kallas • Janice Peterson • Deb Grams • Jim Haseman • Mary Nimm • Marty Siegworth
  18. 18. PHA On-Line Training • Barb Converse • Roberta Hagan-Severson • Steve Harris • Pam Walgren
  19. 19. Master Gardener Volunteers
  20. 20. Iron Gardener Challenge • Individual MG challenge themselves by volunteering outside their comfort zone • Set Personal goals and measure their accomplishments • Leadership, Community Service, Community Education, Youth Education, MGV-hosted Special events, Other interests • Self-reflection
  21. 21. Barb Guse “ Layout a plan, stick to it, and follow through as a team” ▫ Implemented High Tunnel Gardens  Goal: Grow early value crops  Researched high tunnel garden efficiencies  Harvest was 6 weeks earlier by implementing high tunnel garden ▫ Worked with RECAP  Taught inmates how to plant, grow, maintain, and harvest gardens ▫ Presentation to Winnebago County MG  Fear of public speak, wanted to do something outside comfort zone. Support from team got her through presentation successfully
  22. 22. Jim Haseman • Goal: Grow 20,000 lbs of produce and distribute to needy ▫ Achieved: produced 15,000 lbs and distributed through WIC/Senior Markets ▫ Worked with and help successfully implement numerous programs: Rock Haven Hort-therapy, RBG flower project, community gardens instructor ▫ Created an alumni garden for RECAP and trustees (produced almost 3,000 lbs of food) “I worked closely with a great bunch of people this year…so many to thank for making this year our BEST. MY THANKS FOR LETTING ME BE A PART OF IT.”
  23. 23. Deb Grams • Goal: Work as part of a team to expand and improve community gardens • Scheduled education classes, set up market schedules, planted and maintained children’s garden • Offered horticulture classes to RECAP so they were more prepared for garden season • Gave presentation about community gardens to Winnebago County ▫ Overcame nervousness of speaking publicly “The team did such a fabulous job this year, I am proud to be a member. I plan on stepping up my contributions next year by focusing on more specific programs and following through stronger. Although we had a few minor glitches and personality conflicts, we still set some high bars to meet next year. Thanks for allowing me to be part of this special team.”
  24. 24. Change…
  25. 25. You are valued. You are appreciated. Keep up the awesome work!
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