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Susan Elke Award Ceremony in Springfield

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Tuesday, April 09, 2019by kenna.kj

The C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), is pleased to announce that Susan Elke of Effingham, has been selected to receive the 2019 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. Susan was nominated by RSVP Program Manager, Amy Ellis, for the East Central Area Senior Corps Award. Susan has been a longtime member of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and has done many volunteer activities in Effingham County such as delivering Meals on Wheels and providing transportation to medical appointments. Susan is also very active with FISH Human Resources and is well known for coordinating the annual FISH Community Thanksgiving Dinner and FISH School Supplies. In addition to her volunteer service, Susan serves as President of the RSVP Advisory Council, Secretary/Treasurer of Midland Area Agency on Aging Board of Directors and Treasurer for NAMI. Susan’s generosity has made an impact on many Effingham County residents and we are pleased to see her honored for her efforts.

Susan will be presented with her award at a special ceremony held at the Old State Capitol in Springfield on April 9, 2019.

For more information about the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program contact Amy Ellis at 217-342-2193 ext. 135 or by email at