Through its corporate volunteering program, The SOLution, SOLitude Lake Management, an industry leader in lake and pond management and related environmental services for the United States, named Chris Doyle, Senior Aquatic Biologist, as Volunteer of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2016. Chris has volunteered 42 hours of his time since the beginning of the year, serving as a mentor for children in his community and working to help with local fundraisers in Somerset County, New Jersey.
Chris began volunteering with the Somerset County 4H Association over six years ago and has been an active member ever since. In 2014, he and his wife, Lisa, created their own club at the 4H called the CardBoard Gamers. The club is open to fourth through twelve grade students and currently has about twelve members, one of which is Chris’ son Alec. The club is designed to introduce kids to the joys of tabletop board games, particularly Euro-style board games. These games teach children strategic problem solving skills as well as important life skills such as sportsmanship, respect and face-to-face communication with their peers.
Chris also spent time earlier this year volunteering for the Tour de Franklin, a charity bike ride event held on April 24th, by installing and painting road signs in preparation for the annual fundraiser. Chris and his family participated as riders at the event, which raised approximately $71,500 with all proceeds going to the Somerset County Food Bank.
“Chris has embraced our volunteer program, The SOLution, and is a valued member of the SOLitude family,” said Tracy Fleming, Director of Marketing. “We admire his commitment to his community and his family, and we’re lucky to have someone as dedicated as Chris leading SOLitude’s biology team.”
The SOLution is a company-wide program that encourages the company and all employees to strive to “create a better world” through volunteerism, community outreach, sustainability and environmental consciousness. SOLitude’s company leadership feels it is important to not only be good stewards of the environment and good corporate citizens, but also to fulfill company core values to “take action and be accountable” and to “protect and respect nature.” To participate or share a non-profit's goals for consideration in The SOLution, contact Tracy Fleming at email@example.com or visit www.solitudelakemanagement.com/solution.
TOP: Chris Doyle plays a game of Ticket to Ride with his son, Alec, during a bi-monthly meeting of the 4H CardBoard Gamers club. Chris and his wife, Lisa, started the club in 2014 to help teach children to communicate with, and respect, their peers.
BOTTOM: Chris Doyle spray paints a road sign for the Tour de Franklin charity bike ride event in Somerset, New Jersey. Chris volunteered his time in April to paint and install signs in preparation for event, which raised $71,500 for the local Food Bank.
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