Volente eNews

June 26, 2010

AMGC Gardener's Market on Sunday; Volente Fire Chief's Award

Anderson Mill Gardener's Market, Sunday June 27,  2-5pm

Anderson Mill Gardeners
 Gardener's Market, Sunday June 27, 2-5pm
Fresh Vegetables, Crafts, Bake Sale, Collectibles
Free tours
Miss Minnie's Mill and Ada Zilker Robinson Museum 
 
Many of our gardeners are having bumper vegetable crops this year, especially tomatoes and squash. This year's vegetable market is our chance to show off and share our bounty with our friends and neighbors while fund-raising for the club. It is not too late to donate or to get your own table.. Contact Martha Wallgren martywallgren@yahoo.com...or just show up and we will find a spot for you.
 
We will also have on hand books and collectibles of special interest to gardeners and nature/history enthusiasts. Also, among our  members we have many excellent bakers who will be contributing to our bake sale. So come by the garden club on Sunday afternoon, June 27! You will definitely find something delicious and possibly something interesting, too.
 
Anderson Mill Garden Club member, Mary Peacock, has had a bumper crop of cucumbers and tomatoes this year. She loves working in her garden every morning while it's still cool outside. Mary's also growing green beans, dill, zucchini squash, and okra this summer. You can often catch Mary working the Trash and Treasure Table at open houses.
 
Mary Peacock in her garden
Mary Peacock in her garden

HCN Article: Volente Fire Chief Is Designated a Chief Fire Officer

 Fire Chief Walter Groman of the Volente Fire Department was designated a chief fire officer last month.

"It's good to know you're respected by your peers," said Groman. "Volente is a small fire station, but we try to do things professionally."

The Commission on Professional Credentialing, an entity of the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Inc. which administers the program among other professional designations, met May 5 to officially confer the designation to Groman after he completed the application process. Groman is one of only 693 CFOs worldwide.
 
The commission awards the chief officer designation after an individual successfully meets all of the organization's criteria. The process includes an assessment of the applicant's education, experience, professional development, technical competencies, contributions to the profession, and community involvement. In addition, all applicants are required to identify a professional development plan for the future.

According to a press release, Groman is experienced in the emergency services profession and surpassed critical core competencies for personnel serving in senior fire officer positions.

The CFO designation program uses a comprehensive peer review model to evaluate candidates seeking the credential.

The Commission on Professional Credentialing panel consists of academic, federal and local government individuals, as well as fire and emergency medical services professionals. To learn more about CPC, visit
www.publicsafetyexcellence.org. To learn more about the Volente Fire Department, visit www.vvfd.net.

Groman has been a member of the Volente Fire Department for three years and resides in Austin.

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