GARCIA'S AWARD WINNER
CIR Volunteers Receive the "Gracias" Award
The Arizona Diamondbacks, in conjunction with Garcia's Mexican Restaurant, have created this program to acknowledge and say "thank you" ("Gracias") to our community's unsung heroes, including teachers, firefighters, police/sheriffs and volunteers.
In September 2005, Freddie & Ayako Tomooka were recognized with this outstanding award in a pre-game ceremony before the September 15th home game and received tickets to the Diamondbacks game, a "Gracias Award" plaque and Garcia's dinner certificates for 24 years of dedicated service to Community Information and Referral.
2005 TOMOOKA VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Alan Davis, Attorney, Steptoe & Johnson LLP Negotiated existing agreement with Valley of the Sun United Way Crafted 211 data license agreement with AHCCCS Is processing incorporation of AZ AIRS Crafted CIR Advisory Board Bylaws, obtained CIR Board approval Founding member of CIR Advisory Board CIR Board Development Committee Chair Assisted in the conduct and hosting of 5 board candidate interviews Assisted in the crafting of the HMIS client data entry authorization form Attended board meetings
The Tomooka Volunteer of the Year Award was established in 1996 in honor of Ayako and Fred Tomooka, a brother and sister team, who for the past 24 years (1981–2005) have dedicated thousands of volunteer service hours benefiting Community Information & Referral. The award was created to pay tribute to Ayako and Fred and other dedicated volunteers for their unselfish, untiring dedication and is presented annually to an individual who exemplifies the volunteer spirit and philanthropy of Fred and Ayako Tomooka and who has significantly contributed to the mission of Community Information & Referral.
Community Information & Referral
2004-05 Annual Report
FORMER TOMOOKA VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD RECIPIENTS:
1996 – Fred and Ayako Tomooka, Retired, 24 years of dedicated voluntary service to Community Information & Referral
1997 – Derwin Skipp, Systems Programmer Principal, ASU, CIR volunteer Developed CIR’s computing capabilities over 10 year period Member of the CIR Board of Directors Former Board President Former Board Vice President
1998 – Joan Boone, Community Volunteer CIR volunteer the past 6 years as an Information and Referral Specialist on our 24-hour Help Hotline.
1999 – Kevin Miller, President, O. D. Consulting, CIR volunteer Authored numerous personnel development programs and polices Member of the CIR Board of directors President of the Board Vice-President of the Board Fundraising Chairman Recipient of the "Top Dog" award for most revenue raised for annual fundraising event.
2000 – Ayako and Fred Tomooka, Retired, For 24 years of dedicated volunteer service to Community Information & Referral
2001 – No Nominees
2002 – Gary Fenton, Realtor, Reality Executives CIR volunteer, member of the CIR Board of Directors 211 Committee Chair, Personnel Committee Chair Vice-President of the Board 2000-2001 President of the Board 2000- 2001 and 2003-2004.
2003 – No Nominees
2004 – Debbie Froelich-Freeman, Manager, Leadership & Workforce, APS, CIR member of the board Former board secretary, Chairman 211 Committee Hosted two annual strategic planning meetings Procured printing of CIR promotional materials.