Defenders’ Awards

At last Sunday’s Annual Meeting of the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County, the Theta Award was presented to the Illinois Environmental Council.

Representing the statewide environmental organization were President  Lenore Beyer-Clow and Executive Director Jen Walling.

They received this top award to a non-member of the Defenders from President Nancy Schietzelt.

Defenders President Nancy Schietzelt presents the 2015 Theta Award to the Illinois Environmental Council's Executive Director Jen Walling and President Lenore Beyer-Clow.

Defenders President Nancy Schietzelt presents the 2015 Theta Award to the Illinois Environmental Council’s Executive Director Jen Walling and President Lenore Beyer-Clow.

Another award was given to the McHenry Library District because of its installation of solar energy panels.

 Kim Hankins gives award to McHenry Library District Executive Director

Kim Hankins (right) gives the Government Award to McHenry Library District Executive Director Jim Scholtz and Board President Kathy Beaderstad.

The ten kilowatt alternative energy source will provide 3-5% of the institution’s electric needs.

Executive Director Jim Scholtz and Board President Kathy Beaderstad accepted the award from Kim Hankins.

Defenders Board member Cynthia Kanner gave one of the two Volunteer of the Year awards to Barb Day, who has all but taken over the newsletter role.

Barb Day looks at the Volunteer of the Year award she has just received from

Barb Day looks at the Volunteer of the Year award she has just received from Cynthia Kanner.

Gary Johnson received Volunteer of the Year recognition. (See the photo of Dwight Dalton presenting the award here.)

Jim Kanner was named the Young Defender of the Year. He was a consistent helper at re-cycling events.  (See his photo here.)


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