Tim Vetang Is 2012 Wood Award Winner

From the City Council to the Cultural Arts Commission to the Lions Club to St. Peter Church to Dancing With the Geneva Stars, Tim Vetang is one of Geneva's great community volunteers. Now, he's the winner of the 2012 Wood Award.

Tim Vetang is one of those folks you see everywhere.

If there's a parade, a fundraiser, a charitable event, a Lions Club function or a community project that needs doing, he's there—a true Geneva leader and public servant for four decades.

That's why it was only fitting that Vetang should earn Geneva's highest honor for citizenship and community service. Vetang was presented the Wood Award during a dinner ceremony Tuesday night.

Presented here is a video honoring Vetang, courtesy of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce. More accollades are to come.


About the Wood Award

The Wood Community Service award is presented each year to an individual who has made significant community contributions in the areas of business, education, youth involvement, civic organizations, art, recreation, charity or government. The award is named in honor of Bill and Elise Wood, and Nell and Burton Wood—four individuals who have all contributed to the growth and health of the city of Geneva.

Previous winners include:

  • William C. Wood, 1985
  • Robert Joshel, 1986
  • Gloria McCleary, 1987
  • Allen Mead, 1988
  • Arthur Nelson, 1989
  • J. Roger Morris, 1990
  • Weldon Johnson, 1991
  • Jamie Daniel, 1992
  • Mack Olson, 1993
  • Rae Johns Ellsworth, 1994
  • Robert Krell, 1995
  • Richard Lindholm, 1996
  • Dave Rogers, 1997
  • Bruce & Carolyn Simpson, 1998
  • James T. Riley, 1999
  • Alden L. Odt, 2000
  • Sharon L. Jones, 2001
  • Steve Lillie, 2002
  • John Anderson, 2003
  • Mary Bencini, 2004
  • Mary Kay Brown, 2005
  • Stephen Persinger, 2006
  • Dr. Rodney B. Nelson, III, 2007
  • Scott Lebin, 2008
  • Sam & Carolyn Hill, 2009
  • Kent Shodeen, 2010
  • Joe Stanton, 2011
Betty Collins November 14, 2012 at 03:34 AM
Congratulations, Tim. You certainly deserve this award.
Mike Simon November 14, 2012 at 04:37 AM
Well deserved!
Nancy Bell November 14, 2012 at 04:45 AM
Congratulations Tim!!
Chuck W November 14, 2012 at 11:36 AM
Congratulations Tim. Can't think of a better person to receive this award. Chuck Wettergreen (Now living in Asheville, NC)


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