3rd Annual Award Bestowed on DMS FCCLA in 2010
Daphne Middle School FCCLA Club (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) members accepting the Baldwin County Humane Society's Third Annual Rob Walker Animal Compassion Award. Pictured from left: Kay Taylor, Family and Consumer Science teacher and club sponsor; Sonja Presley, BARC! Executive Director; Tyler Au France, Rashel Rivera, Brittany LeSerre, and Jacob Stephens, club vice-president. Photo courtesy of Pam Maumenee Photographics.
The Baldwin County Humane Society (BARC!) recognized 11 nominees for the Rob Walker Animal Compassion Award at the 30th Annual Membership meeting on April 21, 2010, at the Eastern Shore Art Center.
This was the third year for BARC to present the award to Baldwin County residents who have shown exemplary devotion and care for animals. The award is named after Rob Walker who served as Executive Director from 1998 until his death in 2006.
Nominees possessed the qualities demonstrated by Walker, including compassion, devotion, dedication, tenderheartedness, dependability and perseverance. Who loves animals more than kids? Each of us remembers that wonderful pet we had as a child that added so much to our lives. The compassionate feelings we develop for animals as children carry over into our adult lives. Wendy Vogel, Award Chair, bestowed the award to the entire FCCLA Club (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) of the Daphne Middle School. For the third year in a row, the students held a fundraising campaign “Pennies for Puppies” to show their love of animals. Over the three-year period DMS kids raised $2,127.29 for BARC. Kay Taylor, Family and Consumer Science teacher and club sponsor, remarked “Winning this award will just bring home to our middle-schoolers that they can make a positive difference both now and in the future in our community and world.”
2nd Annual Award Bestowed on Nevin Yankie in 2009. She is a board member.
1st Annual Award Bestowed on Glenda Turner in 2008. She is our Kitten Kaboodles Program Coordinator.