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December 2019 - Svetlana Dimova

Congratulations to our December Volunteer of the Month, Svetlana Dimova! Svetlana has been volunteering with Atlanta Track Club for almost two years. In that short time, Svetlana has become a staple at Atlanta Track Club events welcoming participants with her bright smile at numerous finish lines. She makes sure to use her free time for something good.

Do you remember your first time volunteering with Atlanta Track Club? What brings you back?

My first time volunteering with Atlanta Track Club was at the 2018 AJC Peachtree Road Race. I remember having to get up very early in the morning. Some of the streets were already closed, but I was able to get there on time. It was an excellently organized race with numerous and colorful participants and of course many volunteers. From that day forward, I began volunteering at almost all of Atlanta Track Club's events.

Do you have a favorite Atlanta Track Club event?

All of them are my favorite! But if I must point out some highlights, I choose the Anthem Peachtree Junior and the 50th Running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race. These are two of the biggest and best events that make me feel helpful and happy. I enjoy them most. I especially enjoyed the different outfits for each occasion to celebrate the 4th of July holiday. The atmosphere was amazing from start to the end, many positive and smiling people. Giving the awards at the end of the race was rewarding to be able to congratulate the contestants on their amazing feat. The most repeated phrase was "Thank you!"

What is your favorite thing about volunteering with Atlanta Track Club?

People. Energy. The desire for help. I prefer to use my free time to do something good instead of losing it. It's also free fitness. I found friends volunteering the Club that I feel like are now family.
Do you do any volunteering in the community beyond Atlanta Track Club?

I've volunteered with Operation Home Front and Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl.

What do you do for a living?

I am an administrative associate at Kennesaw State University

Do you have any words of advice or wisdom for any new Atlanta Track Club volunteers?

Anything else you'd like us to know?

I like to play chess and arrange puzzles. One of the biggest challenges for me right now is that I enrolled in school to study again.

Volunteer of the Month Update

Volunteer of the Month

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Previous Volunteers of the Month

"Volunteer of the Month" began in March of 2015 with the launch of our new website as a way to honor and recognize our amazing Atlanta Track Club volunteers who go above and beyond the call of duty. Congratulations to our Volunteers of the Month and thank you for all that you do!

October 2019 - Jay Hallman

September 2019 - Komlan Tamatekou

August 2019 - Jamie Howard

July 2019 - Barbara Carroll

June 2019 - Larry McDaniel

May 2019 - Tim Parker

April 2019 - Deborah Wright

March 2019 - Shannon Parris

February 2019 - Lisa Obser

January 2019 - LaTashia Hill

December 2018 - Roberta McQuade

November 2018 - Susan Jones

October 2018 - Sylvia Chambless

September 2018 - Cartersville High School Wrestling Team

August 2018 - Cindy Patton

July 2018 - Dan and Mary Reed

June 2018 - James Bryant

May 2018 - Tomica Holmes

April 2018 - Linda Bode Phinney

March 2018 - Jess and Walter Kolis

?February 2018 - Marylyn Sabol

January 2018 - Jennifer Grunbaum

December 2017 - Carol Dell

November 2017 -Nisa Sommers

October 2017 - Susan Porteous

September 2017 - Carol Gsell

August 2017 - Sandra Smith

July 2017 - Bill Royston

June 2017 - Shirlene Stafford

May 2017 - Lacey Phillips

April 2017 - Craig Sprinkle

March 2017 - Mike Cook

February 2017 - Virginia Harris

January 2017 - Bill and Dana Zavatky

December 2016 - Dr. Robert Albin

November 2016 - Kathryn Welden

October 2016 - Bill Strickland

September 2016 - Ann Bentsen

August 2016 - Dinnie Rogers

July 2016 - Betsey Kidwell

June 2016 - Diana Watson

May 2016 - Eileen Fannon

April 2016 - Roosevelt Thomas and Thomas Baker

March 2016 - Mike Idacavage

February 2016 - Dennis Burgess

January 2016 - TJ Hadley

December 2015 - Cee Cee and PJ Johnson

November 2015 - Sheila Ball

October 2015 - Alta Urtarte

September 2015 - Gary Hosmer

August 2015 - Joseph and Patricia Scruggs

July 2015 - Mike Toulouza

June 2015 - John Wallace

May 2015 - Amy Malcom

April 2015 - Sherri Madore

March 2015 - Vanessa Bennett