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File #: 18-0466    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/14/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/3/2018 Final action: 4/3/2018
Title: Supervisor Ranalli recommending the Board: 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a Proclamation recognizing April 2018 as "National Volunteer Month" in the County of El Dorado; and, 2) Join his efforts during the month of April and throughout the year to recognize those who volunteer their time and talent to support organizations within our community as well as those who volunteer their time and talent to support the numerous programs administered by our County agencies. (Est. Time: 5 Min.)
Attachments: 1. Executed Proclamation, 2. Supervisor Ranalli Memo
Related files: 18-1411, 18-1477, 18-0677, 18-0933, 18-1535, 18-1685, 18-1207, 18-1478, 18-1557, 18-1769, 18-1790, 18-1791
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Supervisor Ranalli recommending the Board:
1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a Proclamation recognizing April 2018 as "National Volunteer Month" in the County of El Dorado; and,
2) Join his efforts during the month of April and throughout the year to recognize those who volunteer their time and talent to support organizations within our community as well as those who volunteer their time and talent to support the numerous programs administered by our County agencies. (Est. Time: 5 Min.)
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President Richard Nixon first established National Volunteer Week in the United States, designating the calendar week beginning April 21, 1974, as National Volunteer Week via Presidential Proclamation 4288.
This annual recognition of one week in April as National Volunteer Week has continued at the national level per Presidential Proclamation, by individual states and at the local community level through various efforts to acknowledge the value of volunteers.

Former President George H. W. Bush established the "Daily Points of Light Award" for individuals making a difference. During President Bush's administration, the phrase "A Thousand Points of Light" was popularized and distinguished his efforts in recognizing more than 1,000 volunteers as "points of light" and his advocacy that these "points of light" demonstrate how a "neighbor can help a neighbor."

The effort to acknowledge and celebrate volunteers grew to recognize the entire month of April as "National Volunteer Month."

In 2002, former El Dorado County Supervisor Carl Borelli brought forward an Annual Volunteer of the Year program that provided an opportunity for each member of the Board of Supervisors to recognize a member or organization from within their individual districts for their contributions to their community and county through volunteer service. The Board continued with this Annual practice for a few years.

Supervisor Ranalli recommends that the Board of Supervisors join him in rev...

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