2018 VIVA Reservations Now Open

V!VA Winners from the 2017 awards presentation held at the Horizon Convention Center. Photo by: Mike RhodesV!VA Winners from the 2017 awards presentation held at the Horizon Convention Center. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

By: Terry Whitt Bailey, Chair, VIVA Committee—

Muncie, IN – The Muncie Rotary Club, Muncie Sunrise Rotary Club and United Way of Delaware County would like to announce that reservations for the annual VIVA Awards, celebrating Very Important Volunteers, are now open.

This year’s winners include:

Dale Basham—Lifetime Achievement

Oren Birt

Bob and Karen Good

Alberta Green

Marchal Hudson

Steven Knipp

Paula Mangus

The VIVA Awards recognize these individuals who have demonstrated the highest level of volunteer activity to serve the civic and social needs of our community.  The event rewards, reinforces and inspires local volunteers to aspire to the Rotary ideal of “Service Above Self.”   Individuals who live or work in Delaware County are eligible.  This year a total of seven individuals will be honored.  Their service has impacted numerous local organizations, and has resulted in hundreds of volunteer hours benefitting our community.

The 26th edition of the award presentation will take place on Tuesday, April 17th at noon at the Horizon Convention Center.  Prepaid reservations for the luncheon will be taken until April 6, 2018.  Individual seats are $20 and tables of 8 can be reserved for $150.  Reservations forms are available at muncierotary.org.

For more information about the VIVA Awards, call Terry Whitt Bailey at 747-4825 or tbailey@cityofmuncie.com