Center For Siouxland Has Lost a Great FriendFri, Jul 25th, 2014
Center For Siouxland has lost a great friend, George "Frank" Brinkerhoff. He passed away yesterday while participating in RAGBRAI. Frank refurbished bikes and got them to kids in need, he had donated bikes to the kids at Bridges West. His death is a loss to all of Siouxland. Our deepest sympathies go out to Frank's family, he will be missed.
Rock the Mighty Mo! - Thank You to Our Wonderful Sponsors!Tue, Jul 15th, 2014
Rock the Mighty Mo! Coming Soon!Tue, Jul 8th, 2014
Center For Siouxland's Signature Event ROCK THE MIGHTY MO! will be held August 8, 2014 from 7-11 p.m. at the Marina Inn in South Sioux City. This year featuring: Midwest Dueling Pianos, Hors d'oeurves, Silent Auction & Mystery Wine! Don't forget, mark your calendar for Rock the Mighty Mo! on August 8th! To reserve your ticket call 712-252-1861 ext 26. See you there!
LOCAL CITIZENS RECEIVE GOVERNOR’S VOLUNTEER AWARDWed, Jun 18th, 2014
Center For Siouxland’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Volunteers of Sioux City, Iowa received a 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Award from Governor Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds during a special recognition ceremony held June 12 in Storm Lake.
Center For Siouxland’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Volunteers was honored with a Group Award by Center For Siouxland for their hard work and dedication in preparing taxes for low income households for free. 1375 taxes were prepared by an amazing group of volunteers.
“It’s always a great pleasure for me to honor and recognize the volunteers who accomplish extraordinary things through service to help their communities, fellow citizens, and the great state of Iowa,” said Governor Branstad. “These dedicated volunteers lead by example—not only encouraging the people they help, but motivating others to serve as well. I sincerely thank them all for their dedication and efforts.”
“The Governor and I are strong believers that our community volunteers, charitable nonprofits, and faith-based institutions are often best equipped to provide long-term solutions to the challenges we face,” said Lt. Governor Reynolds. “Some of our most promising and cost-effective solutions to literacy, disaster response, drop-out prevention, and community development are fueled by tapping into our best assets—our people and our volunteer spirit.”
The Governor’s Volunteer Awards (GVA) program was created in 1982, with inaugural awards presented in 1983. What began as a small program for state government agencies, has expanded over the years and now provides all Iowa nonprofit, charitable, and government organizations with an easy way to honor their volunteers with a prestigious state-level award. Hundreds of volunteers are recognized each year with awards in one of four categories: Individual, Group, Length of Service or Disaster Volunteer.
Recipients of the Governor’s Volunteer Award do not necessarily need to live in Iowa, but their service must have benefited Iowans or an Iowa organization. Award criteria include an individual or group who has:
- demonstrated exceptional commitment to volunteerism by helping with a special project or ongoing activities
- demonstrated exemplary leadership, creativity, cooperation and hard work in their service to others
- made an outstanding contribution to state or community through volunteer service
The Governor’s Volunteer Award program is coordinated by the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service and the Governor’s Office. For more information, visit www.volunteeriowa.org/awards or call 515.725.3094 or contact: Jonette J Spurlock, Center For Siouxland, 712.252.1861 or Jody Benz, Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service, 515.725.3094.
Fridays on the PromenadeWed, Jun 11th, 2014
Bring your lawn chair and join Center For Siouxland's staff this Friday, June 13th, at Fridays on the Promenade. The excitement happens at Historic 4th & Virginia Streets. Just listen for the music, look for the crowd around the Roth Fountain and you’ll know you’re in the right place! Jason Elmore, a Dallas, Texas-based guitarist/singer/songwriter that is turning heads in the blues/rock guitar world with his devastating guitar chops and vocals will be there to entertain you! Admission is only $3.