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Blog: Extension recognizes Jim King, two employees for service

Staff Writer
Geneseo Republic

Tony Franklin, County Director of University of Illinois Extension Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark Counties (Unit 7) nominated Jim King of Geneseo, IL for his many years of volunteer and community service.

Tony Franklin, County Director for University of Illinois Extension Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark Counties recognized 20 years of service provided by two employees at their Unit 7 Staff Meeting on March 30, 2012.

Tony Franklin, County Director of University of Illinois Extension Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark Counties (Unit 7) nominated Jim King of Geneseo, IL for his many years of volunteer and community service.  The award was presented during the Henry County Human Service Council’s Hats off to Volunteers Celebration Luncheon on April 18 in Kewanee.  Jim currently serves on the Extension Council for Unit 7 and is an active member of  the Extension State Advisory Committee.  He remains a strong supporter of Extension and 4-H, starting his 4-H career in Knox County showing Dairy Cattle.  Jim is an active member of the National Dairy Association.  Additional volunteer service includes Member of the Home Economics Volunteer Council, Henry County Soil and Water Conservation, Land-use Council, State Board of Association for Soil and Water, Freedom House Shelter, World Dairy Expo Board, Bishop Hill Heritage Association, Bishop Hill Old Settlers, Henry County Planning Committee and Interstate RC & D.  In presenting the honor, Franklin said “Aside from his exemplary volunteer and community service, Jim King is one of the most pleasant people you’ll ever meet.  I take this opportunity to thank him for all he has done for University of Illinois Extension and the citizens of Henry County.”

Two University of Illinois Extension Staff Received Their 20 Year Certificates March 30, 2012

Tony Franklin, County Director for University of Illinois Extension Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark Counties recognized 20 years of service provided by two employees at their Unit 7 Staff Meeting on March 30, 2012.  Betty Gavin of Kewanee, IL Program Coordinator for SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), and Taina Machalek of Rock Island, SNAP-Ed Community Worker, were each presented with a 20 year certificate and a cross pen in recognition of their hard work and service.  As part of the SNAP-Ed programming team for University of Illinois Extension, they each play a vital role in helping to improve nutrition across the state, particularly among low-income individuals by sharing tools and information on quality nutrition education.