VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

November 2018 - Kathleen Farshler

 

What volunteer roles have you done at Valley View Elementary Booster Club?  

Career Day 2018

 

Do you have any favorite memories from volunteering at Valley View Elementary Booster Club? 

I loved having the opportunity to recruit and coordinate a diverse and interesting group of professionals to come to career day.  I enjoyed talking to so many people who had real passion for their work and were willing to come try to inspire our fantastic 4th and 5th graders.  Getting to see how much these volunteers and students got from this event really was rewarding. 

 

Tell us about some of the people you have met while volunteering...

Getting to know the counselors and so many wonderful teachers and family members was such a great way to get to know people outside of direct interactions via my VVE Cardinal.  I also enjoyed expanding my network with other parents and community members who could come speak with the kids.  Several of our speakers didn't even have a direct connection to the school! It was great to see the amount of interest in giving back.  The community that supports this school is incredible!  

 

What are your hobbies or what do you enjoy doing other than volunteering at VVEBC? 

I don't get much time to pursue my own hobbies these days with a busy work schedule and family life but when time allows my passion has always been horses. I hope one or both of my kids will feel the same because I would love to share that experience with my kids just as I did with my mom.

I also volunteer and advocate for the Alzheimer's Association given my mother, Alexis, has been living with the disease for the last 10+ years. The whole family rallies around this cause and it helps us to feel we are honoring her and helping to enable the first survivor of this terrible disease.  

 

What is one interesting fact about you that would surprise most people?

I grew up in Flippin, Arkansas (google it, it's a real place)!  Home of Ranger Bass Boats in the Ozark Mountains.

 

What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about volunteering for VVEBC?

Find an area that you are passionate about and raise your hand to help.  There are so many wonderful opportunities to help engage beyond your child's classroom.  I've loved having the opportunity to do this.

 

 

THANK YOU, Kathleen for sharing your time and talents with us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 2018 - Lori Foster  

What volunteer roles have you done at Valley View Elementary Booster Club?   

Carnival Chair for 3 years, Big Red Mascot, Book Fair and Bingo Night

Do you have any favorite memories from volunteering at Valley View Elementary Booster Club?     

The love and smiles you get from being Big Red

Tell us about some of the people you have met while volunteering... 

Met a lot of great VVE parents/families that have truly become great friends to me and my family

What are your hobbies or what do you enjoy doing other than volunteering at VVEBC? 

Spending time with my family, traveling, water sports

What is one interesting fact about you that would surprise most people?

I have a US Patent

What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about volunteering for VVEBC?

Take a chance...it opens up a great opportunity to serve your community and great school.  You get to meet a lot of amazing families.

 

THANK YOU LORI for sharing your time and talents with us!