Tuesday, April 21, 2015

4/21/2015 Meeting: Celebration of President Volunteer Service Awards

Hours by AwardBronzeSilverGold
Kids (5-10)
26 – 49
50 – 74
75 +
Teens (11–15)
50 – 74
75 – 99
100 +
Young Adults (16-25)
100 – 174
175 – 249
250 +
Adults (26 and older)
100 – 249
250 – 499
Families and Groups*
200 – 499
500 – 999
President’s Lifetime Achievement Award: Individuals who have completed 4,000 or more hours in their lifetime
* Two or more people, with each member contributing at least 25 hours toward the total

The Service-Learning Office ordered awards the week of March 9, 2015. Volunteers  created a file at the award website and linked it to Casady as Certifying Organization using the record of service key: SCW-0931.  Awards are ordered directly from the Casady link in the PVSA website.

    Mr. Gene Rainbolt, Inspirational Speaker 4/21/15

    "Mr. Rainbolt spoke in a calm and direct manner that magnified the weight and challenge that we consider carefully how we live our daily lives in terms of our interaction and impact on other lives. "  Stephanie Crossno, UD English Teacher 

    About Mr. Rainbolt's life and his focus on helping children through education

    H.E. "Gene" Rainbolt spent a lifetime building banks in Oklahoma, until the day he stepped away and focused his energy on helping children.
    Rainbolt devotes himself and his philanthropy to many activities, but his greatest interest is in children, said his friend, Judge Robert Henry, OCU President.
    Perhaps Rainbolt helps now because adults helped him as a child during the Depression.
    Perhaps he helps because the faces of orphans he saw during the Korean War haunt him still.
    Perhaps it is all of this and more.
    "Gene turned his incredible mind and heart to bettering the soul of Oklahoma on more than a 40-hour a week basis," Henry said in paying tribute last month to Rainbolt when he received the Jasmine Award for his support of children's causes and the Jasmine Moran Children's Museum in Seminole.
    Rainbolt, 74, is chairman of the board of BancFirst, which has 41 banks in Oklahoma.
    He still goes to work at the BancFirst office in downtown Oklahoma City every day, but says that except for participating in some of the management committees, "I am not a factor in our operation."
    Banking on the future Rainbolt has a track record of success in banking, working first at a bank in Noble as a young man, then in Purcell, later running Federal National Bank in Shawnee for more than 20 years before becoming chairman of BancFirst, now run by his son, David.
    Judge Henry is not the only person who says Rainbolt's passion is helping children.
    Nance Diamond, president of the Oklahoma Arts Institute, said that some years ago she and another supporter of the institute approached Rainbolt, a longtime family friend, about serving on the board.
    "He very clearly explained that the only boards he was joining were those that served children," Nance said.
    Rainbolt agreed to serve on the board of the institute, which provides a summer arts academy for students 14 to 18 years old, and workshops for teachers and educators.
    "The focus really is on expanding the creative talent of young people," Diamond said. "I think Gene Rainbolt is about creating change, and what he wants to see happen is creating more opportunity for young people in Oklahoma."
    Rainbolt attributes his interest in children to his own experiences in life.
    "We change society by directing our attentions to children and the environment in which they develop, and thus, I decided I wanted to devote my energies to things that impacted children," he said.
    He and his family have endowed a chair in child psychiatry at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
    He's involved in Calm Waters, which provides support groups for children who have suffered from the death of a sibling, parent or grandparents, or who are in a family where there is a divorce.
    'It takes a village ... ' Rainbolt was born in and grew up in Norman.
    His father, a salesman for a wholesale grocery, moved the family there so the children could go to the University of Oklahoma.
    From his earliest memories, he had some kind of a job.
    "Every day of my life, including now, I had people who wanted to help me succeed and were willing to help me, which accounts for my use of the sometimes maligned term, 'that it takes a village to raise a child.' I really understand that based on my personal experience," Rainbolt said.
    Besides his parents, others who influenced him were teachers and Norman business people and Jim Murphy, who was chairman of the finance department at OU when Rainbolt was in college.
    He studied economics at OU because it interested him, he said.
    After graduation, Rainbolt was commissioned a lieutenant in the Army artillery and went to Korea, where he was on an artillery battalion staff, serving as the adjutant and battalion S-2, intelligence officer.

    Information from Google Search

    YAC led awards ceremony and reception

    Good afternoon.  My name is Aubrey Hermen.  I‘m the YAC Vice-President. YAC is the Casady Service Club and it stands for Youth Acting in the Community.  YAC’s mission is to help others find their passion to serve.

    Good afternoon.  My name is Dylan Dobson.   I am a YAC Junior Chair. It is our privilege to introduce our inspirational speaker, Casady Service-Learning Program and YAC benefactor, Mr. H.E. (Gene) Rainbolt

    Mr. Rainbolt graduated from Norman high School in 1947.  He received degrees in Economics and Finance from the University of Oklahoma before graduating from the Graduate School of Banking from the University of Wisconsin. 

    Mr. Rainbolt received the Bronze Start and Army Commendation medal during the Korean War.  He returned to Oklahoma where he became the President and CEO of the Federal National Bank of Shawnee in 1967.  He was also President of the Oklahoma Banking Association and formed the first multibank holding company before organizing BancFirst Corporation in 1989.

    In 2004, Mr. Rainbolt was named Oklahoma City/County Historical Path Maker.  In 2006, he was selected as one of the 50 most powerful Oklahomans.

    Mr. Rainbolt PERSONAFIES THE OKLAHOMA STANDARD WHEN HE STATED, “My mission in life is to create an Oklahoma in which every child would have the opportunity to become all she or he could become. “
    Please help US welcome Mr. Gene Rainbolt,


    Thank you Mr. Rainbolt for your inspirational words.  My name is Jessica Greene and I am a YAC Co-President.  I will be facilitating the delivery of the President Volunteer Service Awards with Aubrey, Dylan, and YAC Freshman Chairs Sara and Gabrielle.  Thank you to Mrs. Clay, Father Blizzard, Miss Infantino, Dr. Jon Powell and Mr. Rainbolt for assisting with the delivery of the awards.

    The President Volunteer Service Award is an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service and is administered by the Points of Light Foundation.   With a shared mission of inspiring more to answer the call to service, the award celebrates the impact we can all make in bettering our communities and our world.

    The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes United States citizens and lawfully admitted, permanent residents who have achieved a required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period.                                                                                              
    Even though volunteers may not seek recognition, their example can deliver a powerful message that encourages others to take action.

    Awardees receive a medal, a letter from the President of the United States, Barrack Obama and a certificate of achievement.

    Awardees, when your name is called, please walk to receive your medal Remain standing until all names are called and 3 group pictures are taken. 

    After chapel, your certificates and a small token of YAC’s appreciation for your commitment to making a difference and finding your passion to serve await for you at the Casady Wing.  We ask the audience to kindly refrain from applause until all names are called.

    Award winners your name will be called in alphabetical order by first name.

    Hours criteria

    Teens 11-15:  years old
    50-74  hours

    Young Adults 16-25:  years old ,  100-174 hours

    Hours Criteria

    Teens: 11-15 years old
    75-99 hours

    Young Adults: 16:25 years old , 175-249 hours

    Hours Criteria

    Teens: 11-15 years old
    100+ hours

    Young Adults: 16:25 years old,  250+  hours

    1.        Camillo Haller
    1.        Ann Joullian
    1. Ananya Bhaktaram
    2.        Carl Albert
    2. Casey Denny
    2. Aubrey Hermen
    3.        Caroline Silver
    3. Chris Foster
    3. Caroline Moock
    4.        Catherine Zesiger
    4. Dylan Dobson
    4. Chloe Richards
    5.        Claire Darrow
    5. Jessica Greene
    5. Mallory Woodruff
    6.        Emory Hood
    6. Jonathan Lee
    6. Olivia Sprankle
    7.        Grace Griffin
    7. Kaitlyn Barthell
    7. Sindi Peza
    8.        Grace Patton
    8. Kate Ellis
    8. Taylor Burrow  

    9.        Grace Pitman
    9. Mariam Shakir

    Shout out to Taylor, 1000 + service hours

    10.     John Lindstrom
    10. Megan Trachtenberg
    Service hours certified.
    11.     Justin Schneider
    11. Safra Shakir
    1st  in requirement  history
    12.     Maren Cottrell
    12. Shaan Patel

    13.     Mary Puls
    13. Sydney Gibson

    14.     Michael Johnson
    14. Yijing (Barry) Zhang

    15.     Miranda Tortorici

    16.     Natalie Hugos

    17.     Neeley Russell

    18.     Nurmeen Jawaid

    19.     Pierce Sapper

    20.     Rachel King

    21.     Sarah Covington

    22.     Sidney Jones

    23.     Sharun Philip

    24.     Turner Waddell

    Group pictures taken

    Mrs. Clay



    A reception follows this award ceremony at the Wing where your certificate and a small token of YAC’s appreciation for your service awaits for you.

    This concludes the 2015 President Volunteer Service award ceremony,  Thank you.


    YAC and UD faculty Projects  YLOKC, Walk-A-Thon-, Dig Pink,
    Literary Exchange, Mrs. Finley's Service-Learning Project in English Curriculum

    Mrs. Finley with Mr. Rainbolt

    Bronze Awards

    Casady Peace Week 2015- Project Planning begins next week
    with assistance from Mrs. Morgan, Peace Education teacher
    Labyrinth Walks will be feature at Casady  in portable Labyrinth

    Fair Trade Chocolate Project- 3rd grade Service-Learning Project

    -Award recipients came and got their goodie bags, PVSA certificates and letters from President Obama.  Photographer and host: Tara R.  Congratulations PSVA winners for personifying the Oklahoma Standard with your actions.  

    Goal and Silver Awards
    Shout out to Taylor Burrow, 1,000+ hours of service while in high school

    Bronze Awards
    Special thanks to  Aubrey, Dylan, Jessica, Sara ,Gabrielle and Tara for facilitating the awards.  Many thanks to our inspirational speaker Mr. Rainbolt,  and Father Blizzard, Father Youmans, Miss Infantino, Dr. Powell and Mr. Rainbolt for delivering the medals.  special thanks to Sidney Jones, YAC Co-President for deciding that the YAC agenda for the day was the reception and conversation with Mr. Rainbolt and communication of agenda items needed to be done via e-mail and text.

    -Cookies and punch by Sage courtesy of the  Service Learning. Program.  Thank you to the YAC members who stayed to share your projects with Mr. Rainbolt.  Mr. Rainbolt took the Marolyn book by Ananya and a book from Mrs. Finley's Literary Exchange project to read with him.

    Agenda  Meeting did not take place.  Sidney wisely decided that there were many people who were not in YAC and that the celebration of awards and conversation with  Mr. Rainbolt were going to make the 9/21 Agenda.  Pictures by Tara

    2. Date of delivery of placemats to Children's Hospital:  ?   Sidney, Jessika, Taylor, Mrs. Clay and more. Sidney will contact the people who are interested in delivering the placemats and provide a date.

    3. Bookmark making for anyone interested.  Supplies for bookmarks are at the Service_Learning Office.  Service-Learning will continue going to Boys and Girls Club and the Casady After School to make bookmarks.  Ananya,  YAC will make bookmarks and have a senior send off activity on what will be our last schedule meeting, April 28.

    4. Books for Bodine Elementary:  We have contacted librarians.  The Come and Read with Me program  delivered several small boxes with books.  If you are interested in reading to children during the summer take a flyer from the Service-Learning office.  The come and read with me director will be at our next YAC meeting.

    4. Sign-up for   Fedex-Strategic Planning and Labyrinth Reflection
    Mrs. Clay needs to confirm YAC participation with facilitators  Sidney and Jessica
    a. Saturday May 2nd Fedex-Strategic Planning Time, 1:30-4:30 at the MD Community Room.  Cannot attend: Aubrey Hermen.  Facilitated by Casady's Development Director, Mr. Evan Walter
    Marshall Lucas will attend from Stuco and will invite current officers.  

    b. Sunday, May 3rd 1:30-3:30 Reflective Labyrinth Walk at UCO's Labyrith, Senior Send Off- Facilitated by Cannon Susan Joplin and the creator of the labyrinth
    Please let Mrs. Clay know if anyone, especially seniors are able to attend because Cannon Susan Joplin is preparing a very special labyrinth reflective walk and senior send off.  The creator of the labyrinth will be there to briefly give the history of the labyrinth and answer questions.

    5. Summer Volunteer Opportunity with Come and Read with Me Program.  See flyer for details.Mrs. Clay Neeley R. will be doing some summer volunteering with this organization