Georgetown, Kentucky, (May 13, 2013) — Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) honored its top volunteers during the company’s annual Volunteers In Place (VIP) recognition ceremony Saturday, May 11, 2013. Established in 1994 to encourage volunteerism and recognize employees for their efforts, TMMK’s VIP program enrolls nearly 1,900 members who in 2012 contributed over 22,000 volunteer hours in Kentucky communities.
TMMK President Wil James thanked the honorees by saying, “The amount of time and talent you give back to the communities where you live and work is impressive. Considering how hard you work at Toyota, spending time outside of work to volunteer is a big commitment. We are pleased to be able to recognize you tonight by providing additional donations to the organizations you support.”
Eleven TMMK employees were recognized as top volunteers for 2012. One of the eleven was chosen as Volunteer of the Year and one was chosen as the New Member of the Year. Each honoree was awarded with a donation on their behalf to a favorite charity ranging from $500 to $3000. In addition to hours logged, top volunteers are graded on a scoring system that awards points in various areas including diversity of the activity, impact on the community, leadership roles undertaken and participation in TMMK- sponsored activities. The New Member of the Year is the new enrollee in the calendar year who logs the most volunteer hours.
|David Burke||Facilities Control||Cooper High School Football||$500|
|Ron Holbrook||Facilities Control||Madison Central High Baseball||$500|
|Billy Wells||Assembly||Washington County 4H Horse Club||$500|
|Carla Wright||Facilities Control||Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest||$500|
|Amy Crowe||Body Weld||Cool Breeze Track & Field Club||$500|
(New Member of Year)
|Body Weld||Bluegrass United Homeschool Sports||$500|
|Bethany Giordano||Facilities Control||Scott County Humane Society||$1,500|
|Pat Malesick||Operations Development Grp.||Scott County High Baseball Boosters||$1,500|
|James Paul Switzer||Powertrain Maintenance||Harrison County 4H||$1,500|
|Jason Jacob||Paint Production Engineering||White Hall Elementary Archery Team||$1,500|
(Volunteer of Year)
|Business Planning||Kentucky Horse Park Foundation||$3,000|
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.