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Myrna Chelko Volunteer Award

The Myrna Chelko Volunteer Award is given annually to a library volunteer who has contributed to the success of Westlake Porter Public Library as an inclusive environment that fosters learning, community growth and connection in an ever-changing world. Over the years, hundreds of people have volunteered at WPPL to deliver materials to the homebound, shelve materials, staff Portables Gift Shop, the Book Nook and the Book Sale, assist in the Youth Services department, and much more.

Andrew Mangels presents an award certificate to Barb Gauthier

Barb Gauthier received the Myrna Chelko Volunteer Award at a special ceremony preceding the Board of Trustees meeting on April 20. The award is given annually to the volunteer who best demonstrates the spirit of volunteerism exemplified by its namesake, Myrna Chelko.

Myrna Chelko with the award in her nameMyrna Chelko was a long-time library volunteer who was known for her dedication to the library and her hard work. She helped found the Friends of Porter Public Library and her many volunteer services include being an officer of that group and a Library Board member. Myrna exemplified the volunteer spirit, which is why the award was created in her name.

Myrna Chelko Volunteer Award Winners

2021
Barb Gauthier

2020
Judy Rieke

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2019
Deb Myers

2018
Susan Sisco

2017
Jim Hajek

2016
Kathy Fern

2015
Patsy Spisak

2014
Karen Alfred

2013
Nancy Shaw

2012
Cathy Schultz

2011
Jennifer Cirincione

2010
Ingrid Bowman

2009
Carol Masek

2008
Leslie Rozman

2007
Barb Hajek

2006
Peggy Gambrel

2005
Marilyn Marlatt

2004
Lynn & Steve Pettyjohn

2003
Sharon Didion

2002
Sandy Galang

2001
Virginia Austin

2000
Alma McKibben

1999
Luke Yaeger

1998
Rita Steffen

1997
Beatrice Rasiwala

1996
Carolyn Leitch