Governor Sandoval to Speak at Volunteer Awards Luncheon

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Nevada’s Governor to Keynote the 2011 Governor’s Points of Light Awards

Governor Brian Sandoval is scheduled to be the keynote speaker for the 10th Annual Governor’s Points of Light Awards Luncheon in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event is organized by Nevada Volunteers, the state commission on national and community service, to celebrate community members, businesses, nonprofits, and volunteer managers for outstanding volunteer efforts in the state of Nevada.

“During his inaugural speech, Governor Sandoval emphasized the importance of service above self,” said Shawn Lecker-Pomaville, CEO of Nevada Volunteers, “so we are very excited to have him address the service community and help acknowledge those who devote so much time and energy to making Nevada a better place.”

The Governor’s Points of Light Awards highlight service by honoring outstanding volunteers and volunteer programs across the state with finalists and award recipients in six separate categories. They will be recognized during the luncheon at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on October 27, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.

Registration for the luncheon will be open until noon on October 24, 2011. Business sponsorship opportunities are available. For further information visit http://www.nevadavolunteers.org, call (775) 825-1900, or email pol(at)nevadavolunteers(dot)org.

About Nevada Volunteers
Nevada Volunteers, formerly known as Nevada Commission for National and Community Service, creates countless opportunities for individuals, organizations, and businesses across Nevada to engage in volunteering and shape a culture of service and citizenship. Nevada Volunteers is the Governor's Commission that administers AmeriCorps programs statewide, sponsors the annual Points of Light Awards, and promotes volunteerism. Since 1998, over 2,232 AmeriCorps members have served through Nevada Volunteers, providing 1,696,800 hours of service to northern, southern and rural communities. Those members were awarded approximately $4.4 million in higher education awards, recruited 38,147 additional volunteers who donated 295,504 hours of volunteer service valued at $5,888,680.

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