Marley Park honors its volunteers

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart.  ~ Elizabeth Andrews

Volunteers of the Year: Robin & Kenneth McDaniel

In honor of last week’s National Volunteer Appreciation Week, Marley Park Community Association would like to thank everyone who contributes their time to make Marley Park a great place to live. If you have organized an event, led a community club, served on Marley Park Leadership or as a Neighborhood Ambassador, volunteered for a signature event or served us in any other way, we thank you for all you do to make our community one-of-a-kind. The vibrancy and robustness of Marley Park wouldn’t be possible without you.

In particular, we’d like to recognize our Volunteers of the Year: Robin and Kenneth McDaniel.

This dynamic couple has jumped right in since moving into Marley Park a few short years ago. Together they have served as members of Marley Park Leadership and volunteered at a variety of community events. They’ve event organized their multi-neighborhood park party for the past two years.

Robin has taken on additional leadership roles in Marley Park Leadership, including serving as the Welcome Committee chair, a Neighborhood Ambassador liaison, a Communications Committee member as well as helping to organize, plan and execute the first Marley Park Connected event.

Kenneth, a United States veteran (thank you!), shares his knowledge and experiences with Marley Park as an active member of the Veterans Commemorative Plaza Committee and founder of the Veteran Community Connection club.

These two seem to be everywhere serving the community they now call home.

Brilliant Rose Award: Karen Zelek

In addition to honoring Robin and Kenneth, we also would like to recognize residents Rosalba Chan and Karen Zelek with the Brilliant Rose Award, a nod to the history of Marley Park’s land and the cultivation of a beautiful, blossoming community. We celebrate their spirit, commitment and service to our community as residents, volunteers and former MPCA staff. From clubs to events, philanthropic service projects to Marley Park Leadership, these ladies have done it all for many years in service to the community they know and love.

Do you have an interest in getting more involved in our community? Please join your neighbors in one or more of the following ways.

Be a Neighborhood Ambassador by providing a warm welcome to new neighbors and delivering monthly email communications to neighbors. Only a few hours a month can make a big difference in the connectivity and engagement of your neighborhood. Please contact Robin McDaniel, Marley Park’s Welcome Committee chair, to learn more.

Feed the hungry at St. Vincent de Paul on May 7 with Marley Park’s Philanthropic Committee. The need is great, with an average 500-600 meals served in one seating. Duties include setting up, serving and cleaning up.

Help the Ritzy Reds Livin’ Grand ladies donate to local charities in need. They are accepting toiletries, canned food, and toys or clothing (for children ages newborn to 17) at the Heritage Club from May 11 through 18.

Share your patriotic spirit by getting involved or volunteering at one of the many Star-Spangled Celebration events on July 4. Contact the MPCA Engagement Team for volunteer information.

Start or join a Marley Park club. Our clubs help create a vibrant, thriving community. Plus, you’ll get to meet neighbors with whom you share a favorite pastime.