The GRD is happy to present Richard Semer as our Volunteer of the Month! Chances are if your child has played soccer in Granville in the past 20 years, they have had the opportunity to learn from one of the community’s best soccer minds. Coach Semer has been involved in Granville soccer in various roles including Head JV Boys Coach (GHS), Head Varsity Girls Coach (GHS) and his current role as Head JV Girls Coach (GHS) and Assistant MS Girls Coach (GRD). Coach Semer has contributed to the growth of GRD soccer in many ways including being the head coach of the first ever MS Girls team back in 1992 and creating the small sided concept of Youth Soccer which is still in use for our Pre K – 2nd Grade Leagues to this day. Coach Semer, the GRD appreciates all of your contributions to the youth of Granville. Thanks for being an outstanding Volunteer with the GRD!
We are pleased to announce Dena McKinley as our Volunteer of the month. Dena serves as the Chairperson of the Concert on the Green Series and is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Granville Recreation District. She joined as a volunteer in 2001 as a member of the Granville Recreation Commission and served as Secretary and President. She was also instrumental during the formation of the GRD in 2010. Dena facilitates the Concert on the Green Series, booking the entertainment and working with the musical groups on concert day. This community event would not be possible without help from dedicated volunteers like Dena.
We appreciate all she does!
The GRD is happy to announce the “RVP Grounds Crew” made up of Brian Mills, Keith Claypool, Hugh Masterson and Chad Phillips as the Volunteers of the Month for June 2014. This dedicated group of volunteers has been a consistent presence for the entire ballpark season and have done a tremendous job of making the fields at RVP looks as great as they do. From dragging fields, emptying trash bins, tractor maintenance, and lining fields – the GRD is extremely fortunate to have all of you as volunteers. The fields continue to improve every year!
Fellas, the GRD appreciates all your hard work and time – thank you for making a positive difference!
The GRD is happy to present Brad Schneider as the Volunteer of the Month for May 2014. Brad has been involved in many of the GRD’s youth sports leagues as a volunteer coach & was nominated by one of his soccer parents from this spring. Writes parent Eric Mialky, “Brad has been my daughter’s head soccer coach for the past 2 seasons. Brad is a positive influence and coach for the kids of our community on and off the field. He has a strong ability to teach while possessing a love for the game of soccer. Whether our team is winning or losing, he continues to display respect, patience, and sportsmanship at all times. These characteristics are also exemplified in his players.”
Coach Schneider, the GRD salutes you for being a positive role model in our community!
The GRD is pleased to announce Brett Black as the Volunteer of the Month for March 2014. Brett was a GRD wrestling coach this past winter and has shown dedication in providing the youth of Granville with a great experience. Says GRD wrestling parent Alison Terry, “Coach Black did an amazing job this wrestling season. His energy, enthusiasm and general love of the sport was evident throughout the season at practices, dual meets and tournaments. His ability to keep forty-five kids, ranging in age from kindergarten through sixth grade, focused and entertained, while still learning the fundamentals during practices was a tremendous feat. Overall the kids learned some valuable life lessons in self-discipline, competing as individuals and perseverance on the mat. Great job Coach Black – we are already looking forward to next year’s season!”
Coach Black, the GRD appreciates all of your efforts and congratulations!
The GRD is happy to present Steve Bain as the Volunteer of the Month for February 2014. Steve was the Head Coach of a 3rd/4th Grade Boys Youth Basketball team this winter. Parent JR Wait explains, “Steve has been a class act since day one in the way he dealt with my son and his teammates on and off the basketball court, and in the way that he communicated with our parent group. He did a great job teaching the fundamentals, and showed the team how to handle success and failure in a positive, healthy way. Steve was a big reason why my son had a memorable season, loved going to practice, and wants to continue to play basketball. His Mom and I are very thankful. GRIZZLY-UP COACH BAIN!”