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October 14, 2015

Community Service Superstars

Third QUARTER 2015 - BY Camille Gaddis Community Relations ACTION TEAM MEMBER

Meg Foreman - YPW Program & Marketing Manager

Congratulations to our third quarter Community Service Superstars! They will receive a free oil change courtesy of Davis–Moore Automotive.

 

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YPW Service Superstar: Tracy Anderson

Tracy Anderson is an active volunteer for the Pulse Team and enjoys planning fun events with her peers. The annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Mingle is her favorite event to plan because of the creativity that members put into their sweaters. But this event also holds deeper meaning for Anderson, “It gave me the ability to work with the Community Relations team and have a fantastic charity drive.”

In her time with YPW, Anderson has learned networking skills that she now uses on the daily basis. For members who want to be more involved with YPW, Anderson believes that joining an Action team is the best way to bring your YPW membership to the next level. “You have the opportunity to make change happen”.

Not only is Anderson active in YPW, but she is also involved in many other organizations. These include the United Way Young Leaders Association and Women’s Leaderships Council, St. John’s Episcopal Church and Quivira Council Boy Scout of America.

Anderson is a manager for Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball, Chtd. and enjoys living in Wichita for its many attractions. “There are an abundance of lakes, museums and events to go to as well as a mixture of great volunteer opportunities.” Out of the many choices of restaurants in the Wichita area, Anderson says that her favorite place to eat is Chester’s Chophouse.

 

Community Service Superstar: Allison Abedini

Allison Abedini is a YPW member who dedicates many hours to charities that focus on health services. Abedini started her volunteer journey shortly after graduating college when she was looking for organizations to be involved in. “That is when I found a whole community of young professionals that liked to help make the Wichita community a better place.”

These organizations include Red Shoe Society, Kansas Children’s Service League and Midwest Transplant Network. A meaningful volunteer experience that she has participated in was with the Midwest Transplant Network while educating the community about organ and tissue donation at health fairs. “It is a very personal conversation you have with someone. You can potentially save lives by encouraging people to register to become an organ donor.”

By volunteering, Abedini feels like she is making a difference in her community and has opportunities to network. She also enjoys meeting new people and being social through these organizations.

Abedini works as a Financial Coordinator for Fresenius Medical Care and is happy to call Wichita home. “Wichita is a great place for young professionals. Regardless of your career, there are plenty of volunteer and networking opportunities.”


Want to win next quarter? Track your volunteer hours here.

Thank you to Davis-Moore Automotive for sponsoring the Community Service Superstar quarterly recognition. Each quarter, the YPW members who have tracked the most service hours to the community at large and to YPW specifically, receive recognition via the YPW blog and a certificate for an oil change from Davis-Moore!

Davis Moore

 

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