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RDP Seeks Volunteer of the Year Award Nominations

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The late Roy Hord was a former Riverside Downtown Partnership (RDP) Board Member who faithfully served in the community of Riverside for over 25 years. RDP established this prestigious award in his honor in 2003. This award is given to individuals who exemplify the spirit of volunteerism. This person should be dedicated to the community and have a history of numerous hours of volunteerism in various areas especially working with youth.

The Roy Hord “Volunteer of the Year” Award is presented each year at Riverside Downtown Partnership’s Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony. This year’s event takes place Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott in Riverside.

Past recipients include: • The Roy Hord Family - 2003 • Bill Gardner - 2004 • Douglas R. Shackelton - 2005 • Barbara Purvis - 2006 • Geraldine Bowden - 2007 • Dell Roberts - 2008 • Nanci Larsen - 2009 • Debbi Guthrie - 2010 • Henry W. Coil, Jr. - 2011.

RDP is currently accepting nominations for this award. If you know someone deserving of the 2012 Roy Hord “Volunteer of the Year” Award, submit the person’s name and a short bio describing why you feel this person qualifies as outstanding volunteer of the year (in 300 words or less). The deadline for nominations is Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. Please send your nominations to: Riverside Downtown Partnership, 3666 University Ave., Suite 100, Riverside, Calif. 92501, or visit www.RiversideDowntown.org to download the nomination form.

Other outstanding achievements that will be recognized at this ceremony; Downtown Improvement; Arts and Culture; Downtown Public Event; Downtown Business Activity; Downtown Safety and Security; and Chair’s Award.

The event includes a social networking cocktail hour, a dinner buffet, opportunity drawings, the awards ceremony, and concludes with recognition of outgoing and incoming RDP Board Members. Tickets are $55 per person or $500 per table of ten. To purchase tickets or make a reservation call 951-781-7335.

RDP is also looking for donated items for our opportunity drawings. Suggested items of interest are gift certificates, art, sporting or entertainment tickets, gift baskets, rounds of golf, spa packages etc. Cash sponsorship is also welcome. If you are interested in donating an item or sponsoring, please contact Natasha Ferguson at 951-341-6550 or visit www.RiversideDowntown.org to download the sponsorship form.

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