In reference to recognizing our members, our branch makes a special effort to recognize and celebrate members who receive special recognition awards and/or reach established branch milestones.
Some awards must be conferred by the SIR State organization such as Honorary Life Member status and Senior and Super Senior designations. We also have our own special recognition awards such as our branch Special Branch Recognition award for members who are recognized for their major contributions of time and effort for the benefit of the branch. The branch also recognizes all Members who are celebrating a 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30-year anniversary milestone.
Our Recognition Chairman, Dusty Calvin is charged with the responsibility of keeping track and informing the BEC of upcoming milestones and awards to be conferred on our members. Most awards are presented at our luncheons and included in our monthly ROOSTER newsletter and on our web site.
Please contact Dusty if you are aware of any special community recognition that our members may have received so they can be properly recognized by our branch. You can reach Dusty at email@example.com.
10+ Year Members (38)
as of Jan, 2020
5+ Year Members (72)
as of January 2020
RICHARD (DICK) STEINEKE
Dick, a former Big Sir in 2011, was honored in 2018 for his service as a longtime volunteer to Catholic causes. He was recognized by the Board of Directors of St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County with a Top Hat Award, the most prestigious honor bestowed on St. Vincent de Paul's members/volunteers, known as Vincentians.
He was also recognized as a longtime member of the St. Vincent de Paul leadership team, and was one of the first mentors in the Workforce Development Program. Dick volunteered at the SVdP/Loaves & Fishes Free Dining Room, for many years. His expertise was instrumental to the development and growth of St. Vincent de Paul's thrift stores. His knowledge of the retail sales and commercial property environments led to his identification of the site for the new SVdP Brentwood Help and Hope Thrift Store, which opened in February, 2018. He has served on the SVdP board as secretary, and served in a leadership role on the SVdP Thrift Stores committee for many years.
Dick was also recognized for his work on behalf of the St. Joan of Arc-San Ramon conference, the District Council and St. Vincent de Paul's Workforce Development and Thrift Store programs. Friends and family gathered to celebrate his accomplishments on April 5, 2018 at St. Joan of Arc and share stories of how he transformed lives with his service and dedication. Dick passed away from illness in 2018.