Explore St. Louis Celebrates our Exceptional Volunteers during National Volunteer Week 2020

Thursday April 23, 2020

By Mark

With nearly 300 actively serving volunteers, Explore St. Louis has many top notch volunteers among our ranks. During this week’s National Volunteer Week, we’d like to recognize a few of our most recent award winning members.

Following a decade of exceptional volunteer service with Explore St. Louis, Tom Schinsky received our highest honor in December as the recipient of the President’s Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service.

Tom’s standard of service is regularly remarked upon by visitors to St. Louis. “Excellent customer care” and “What a gem he was” are among the accolades we’ve received regarding the service Tom provides.

Tom also volunteers for other organizations such as the American Red Cross, where he received the Exceptional Volunteer Services Award. Tom Schinsky is pictured with his daughter Lori Rockwell.

Steve Siegerist is serving his 12th year on the Explore St. Louis volunteer team. He can be found most regularly at the Terminal 2 Visitor Center at St. Louis Lambert International Airport, often several times a week.

In back to back years, Steve has been our most active volunteer, capturing the Super Service Award in both 2018 and 2019. In just those two years, he served nearly 1000 volunteer hours on our behalf, welcoming and assisting St. Louis visitors. It takes most volunteers 10 to 15 years to achieve that milestone.

In addition to his work with Explore St. Louis, Steve also actively volunteers with Metro Transit. Steve is pictured in the center, receiving his award.

Explore St. Louis was fortunate five years ago, when Rosemarie Hauck joined our volunteer corps. Rosemarie has a track record of success, serving the American Legion in leadership roles at the national level, as well as volunteering locally with Missouri Veteran’s Home and the USO.

Rosemarie is pictured upon her selection as St. Louis Lambert International Airport’s Catch Us Giving quarterly award winner. Catch Us Giving is the airport’s Customer Service recognition program.

Additional Catch Us Giving nominees from Explore St. Louis’ team are pictured below. From left: Steve Siegerist, Karen Meirink (Explore St. Louis staff), Rosemarie Hauck, Judy Gorin, Loretta Davis, Carol Schluman and Mary Ann Coghlin.

Each Month, Explore St. Louis singles out a volunteer who displays extra special service. Pictured below are the 2019 Volunteers of the Month.

Would you be interested in volunteering with Explore St. Louis? If so, click here to learn more!