September AVID volunteer: Judy Larquier
Each month, The Record-Courier profiles a volunteer in cooperation with Active Volunteers in Douglas, a nonprofit organization formed to address recruitment, retention, placement, and recognition of volunteers.
Anyone who wishes to nominate a volunteer, or become active with AVID, is asked to call 783-6450 and leave a message, including a contact telephone number, or write AVID, PO Box 1057, Minden 89423.
September volunteer: Judy Larquier, Carson Valley Arts Council
How long have you lived here in Douglas County? I moved to Douglas County in 1990.
Town of residence: Technically I don’t live in a town. I live in the rural area along Jacks Valley Road, near Jacks Valley Elementary School.
Where did you live before moving here to Douglas County? I moved to Douglas County from Fairbanks, Alaska.
Family: I am married to Louis Larquier and have a daughter named Ann Marie who just traveled to Malaysia to spend a year as a cultural ambassador through the Rotary International organization. I look forward to visiting her in January.
Are you currently working or retired? I work at Western Nevada College in the Continuing Education Department.
How long have you been a volunteer? Two years.
Where do you currently volunteer? Carson Valley Arts Council.
What are your duties? I am pleased to work with a number of dedicated individuals to help bring cultural arts to Douglas County. I put my energy into informing the media and the public of our upcoming events.
How much time do you volunteer per month? During our season I spend about eight hours a month getting media information out.
Why and how did you become a volunteer? I enjoy meeting and working with a variety of people and the many different types of cultural groups come to the area. Volunteering for the Carson Valley Arts Council gives me the opportunity to come in contact with a variety of businesses, organizations and individuals. The added bonus to working with the Carson Valley Arts Council volunteer group is helping to research and select some extremely talented acts.
What would you say to others to encourage others to volunteer? I urge everyone to find some area that they enjoy to dedicate some volunteer hours. Even with family obligations and full-time jobs, most people can find a few hours to spend improving some aspect of our community. When I get to retire, I hope to spend more time being involved with our beautiful county.