Milne Receives Award



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Bonnie Milne Received Community Service Award


Bonnie Milne, an office assistant in the Sidney office of Interstate Engineering, has received the 2017 Interstate Engineering Community Service Award.

The Interstate Engineering Community Service Award honors the extraordinary individuals within our company who devote their time, talent and expertise to serve the public good. Bonnie exemplifies this through her work and dedication in and around the Sidney area.

As a lifelong volunteer, Bonnie has been giving back to her community in many ways. As an active volunteer with the Foundation for Community Care, Bonnie has:

  • Helped coordinated and participated in the Wine and Food Festival which raises money for the endowment fund.
  • Worked on the mailing campaign to raise funds for various medical needs.
  • Assisted with the golf tournament which raises money for the Endowment Stewarding Fund.
  • Assists in filing and purging sensitive donor documents.
  • Helped coordinate and participated in Walking for Wellness.
  • Help with Foundation for Community Care Golf Tournament for last seven years. The money raised is for the Endowment Stewarding Fund.
  • Volunteered at the Cattleman’s Ball to raise money for the Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit.
  • Put on the Apron Style Show, which helped raise money for Sidney’s Cancer Center.
  • Help with coordination and participation in the Antique Auction

Her work is not solely with the Foundation for Community Care. Bonnie was instrumental in the 2016 Matt Johnson Benefit, helping with coordination, participation and follow up with the Johnson family. Bonnie also worked on the 2015 Lois Kalberer Benefit. Bonnie also helps the Sidney Chamber of Commerce through mailings and selling district basketball tournament tickets. Moreover, if that were not maximizing her day, she also voluntarily slings beer at the Beer Garden during the Richland County Fair and Rodeo as a fundraiser for the Elks.

Jordan Mayer, Office Manager, and Nominator explained his nomination as such:

“Long story short, Bonnie has a great character and would make an excellent choice for the Community Service Award. Her selflessness is second to none, and she is always willing to go out of her way to help others in need and the community in which she resides. Bonnie works full time at Interstate Engineering and part-time at the Depot. Yet, she still makes time to volunteer. If there is not enough time in her already busy week to volunteer, Bonnie will take personal time away to help out at the Sidney Chamber of Commerce or the Foundation for Community Care – two organizations that have full time, paid employees. On top of everything, Bonnie is frequently found promoting Interstate Engineering at the fundraisers!

When volunteering, Bonnie does not just “work” the events. Bonnie volunteers from start to finish from collecting donations, organizing events, managing auctions, decorating and setting up, working/participating, tearing down, and following up. Her generosity knows no bounds.

Sidney is a small, tight-knit community. One that supports each other and lends a helping hand to those in need. This community has been through tough times the last ten years, sticking together and persevering through the challenges of the oil boom and the unfortunate health struggles of community members. Bonnie is the first to help and has been a great example of what it looks like to give back, someone to which we can all look up.”

Congratulations and Thank You, Bonnie, for all you do.