Evanston/Skokie PTA/PTSA presidents and school principals are invited to honor an outstanding PTA volunteer from their school community by nominating him/her for the 2011 Phyllis Ganser Outstanding PTA Volunteer of the Year Award.

The committee of the Phyllis Ganser Outstanding PTA Volunteer of the Year Award is looking for nominees who meet the following criteria:

  • A commitment to the PTA goal of promoting the welfare of all schoolchildren.
  • A willingness to work in any capacity (even behind the scenes).
  • A spirit and enthusiasm for volunteer work.
  • A demonstrated ability to engage and involve other volunteers.
  • A member in good standing of the PTA or PTSA in Districts 65 or 202.

Nomination forms are posted on the websites of Districts 65 and 202. The forms should be submitted no later than April 13 to PTA COUNCIL, c/o Laura Antolin, 1426 Dempster St., Evanston, Il 60202, or by emailing lantolin@sbcglobal.net.

The winner of the award will be announced at the May School Board meeting. The name of the winner will be publicized in the local media, and his/her name placed on a plaque in the District 65 Administration Building. The names of all nominees and the nominating school will also be publicized in the local media.

The award was established in 2000 by the Evanston/Skokie Council of PTAs to honor the life of Phyllis Ganser, who died earlier that year. Ganser attended Evanston/Skokie schools and was the mother of three children who attended Walker, Chute and ETHS. Her youngest child, Adam, is a senior at ETHS.

Until her death, Ganser was a tireless PTA volunteer who set a high standard for dedication to Evanston’s children. In her various roles, she always made a point of seeking out volunteers who addressed the needs of all children.

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