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Richardson named Ohio’s Elk of the Year

Kevin Richardson of Findlay Elks Lodge 75 has been named Ohio Elk of the Year for the 2013-2014 lodge year. He received the honor April 5 at the Ohio Elks Lodge convention in Columbus.
Richardson had been named Findlay Elk of the Year for his service as president of Elks Lodge 75 Home Association board of trustees. During his tenure, he negotiated the sale of the old lodge at 600 S. Main St. The project included the salvage and storage of artifacts and architectural treasures, plus the purchase of the Northridge Swim and Tennis Club and subsequent move. This was in addition to the regular duties of chairing the committee responsible for all property maintenance, building expenses and upgrades.
Richardson was unanimously re-elected president of the Home Association for the current lodge year.

Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation
Several nonprofit agencies have completed the Board Series through the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation.
The Board Series is a program of four workshops facilitated by Aly Sterling Philanthropy of Toledo. Topics covered were the latest trends and best practices in board governance, including governing in the new era, connecting board members to mission, measuring impact, leadership and sustainable governance.
Agencies completing the program were Cancer Patient Services, Century Health, Children’s Mentoring Connection, Gliding Stars of Findlay, Hancock Historical Museum, Findlay Hope House for the Homeless, Humane Society of Hancock County, NAMI of Hancock County, Special Kids Therapy and Women’s Resource Center.
Participants were chosen through a competitive application process with priority given to agencies that have best integrated previous capacity building trainings into agency governance and practices to create a stronger, more sustainable agency.
The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation awarded a $2,500 grant to each agency to put lessons learned into action.
The series is supported by the Madeleine Thomas Schneider Fund.
For more information about the Board Series, contact Julie Brown, Community Foundation program director, at 419-425-1100 or jbrown@community-foundation.com.

Republican Women of Hancock County
The Republican Women of Hancock County received a diamond award at the spring conference of the Ohio Federation of Republican Women held recently in Worthington Hills. The award is based on exemplary performance for the 2013 club year in the following areas: club organization and function, programs, media documentation/public relations, political education, community outreach and campaign activity.

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