Rimbey FCSS board chair recognized with provincial award

A volunteer who gives selflessly of her time, energy and talent has been recognized provincially.

A volunteer who gives selflessly of her time, energy and talent has been recognized provincially.

Nancy Teeuwsen-Hartford received the 2012 Family and Community Support Services Award of Merit at the Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta’s annual conference held recently in Edmonton.

Teeuwsen-Hartford is chairman of Rimbey FCSS and has served for more than 15 years as a member at large on the board.

Peggy Makofka, executive director for Rimbey FCSS, said Teeuwsen-Hartford is a pillar in the organization.

“She gives freely of her time as a board member and willingly does committee work on finance, policy development and board room strategies that take hours to hammer out (but result in) positive outcomes,” she said.

Makofka said Teeuwsen-Hartford is a versatile, willing volunteer who is happy to go where she is needed whether it be working on fund development projects or on the front line cooking and serving.

“Nancy’s contribution to FCSS both in the community of Rimbey and provincially is that she presents the family that works hard on the family farm and is able to instill rural values through her leadership.”

Makofka noted Teeuwsen-Hartford has experienced the tragedy of a life threatening illness of a child, herself and understands only too well how illness and hardships can impact a family.

“Nancy’s empathy for others and her uncanny ability to think outside the normal continuum of services has made her an outstanding nominee and recipient for the award,” she said.

Jeff Carlson, president of the FCSS Association, said the nomination clearly indicates the tremendous work Teeuwsen-Hartford does to strengthen the social fabric of her community.

“The spirit and dedication you have brought to ensuring that Rimbey FCSS is the best it can be is a wonderful example to be shared with FCSS programs across the province.”

Teeuwsen-Hartford was pleased and surprised to receive the award. She enjoys volunteering and is proud of the FCSS organization. “They do a lot of really good work, right here in Rimbey.”

Teeuwsen-Hartford and husband Wayne live in the western part of Ponoka County on a cattle ranch.

As well as FCSS, she is also involved in the Central Alberta Raceway community initiative.

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