Honoree 2015 – Jim Schmitt

Congrats to Jim Schmitt for being honored as an outstanding community volunteer!

Name:  Jim Schmitt

Nominating Organization:  Ocean Institute

Honoree Category:  Education

Why Nominated:  Ocean Institute is pleased to honor Jim Schmitt as our Volunteer of the Year. Jim has been an Ocean Institute volunteer since 1997 and has dedicated over 5,500 hours of service to our organization. Jim’s outgoing personality has made him a perfect addition to our teams that interact with our guests, and through the years, he has volunteered in our Chambers Gallery gift shop, at our Information Booth, and in our Weekend Public Programs. Our Information Booth is the key communication hub for visitors, teachers, or just passersby. Jim is the quintessential “Johnny on the Spot”- before someone can ask “what is this place?” or “where do I check in?”, Jim has anticipated the question, and provided that person with the answer or found someone else to help. Jim loves people, and even more, the opportunity to enthusiastically educate them about the ocean and the Ocean Institute. In addition, Jim is the consummate team-player, and is always ready to help a fellow volunteer by lending a helping hand, or filling in a shift when someone is absent. Best yet, it’s always done with a smile and a chuckle. Jim makes everyone’s day better, just by being here! We are thrilled to honor Jim Schmitt as our Volunteer of the Year.

Please write a note of congratulations below!


12 thoughts on “Honoree 2015 – Jim Schmitt

  1. Way to go Jim! You are an amazing volunteer and thank you for giving your valuable time to us at the Ocean Institute!

  2. Congrats Jim! It is such an honor to know you and work with you. Thank you for all that you do to support the Ocean Institute and our visitors. You are a treasure!

  3. Jim, this award is truly deserved. Your enthusiasm, commitment, and good nature is inspiration. You are a special voice for the Ocean Institute!

  4. Jim,
    Congratulations! Thank you for all your hard work, and dedication to the Ocean Institute. You are truly an inspiration!

  5. Congrats Jim!! It is always such a pleasure seeing you out front. Such a well deserved recognition!! Thank you for all you do!

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