awards

MINNIEBELLE CONLEY COMMUNITY AWARD

The Minniebelle Conley Community Award is presented annually to a generous 

community partner whose contributions have significantly assisted us in fulfilling 

our organization’s mission: to bring about the best possible treatment and 

quality of life for all animals in Wood County. 

SPECIAL FRIEND OF THE ANIMALS

The Special Friend of the Animals Award is presented annually to one of our 

supporters who over time has shown a marked commitment and dedication not 

only to WCHS, but more specifically to the animals. This award typically is used 

to recognize those who are instrumental in creating a better quality of life for the 

animals under our care.  

ELLEN FULLER VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

The Ellen Fuller Volunteer of the Year Award is presented annually to one or 

more of our many dedicated volunteers in recognition of outstanding service to 

the organization. 

WANDA LOOMIS HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR

The Wanda Loomis Humanitarian of the Year Award is presented annually to an 

individual who demonstrates a marked devotion to and an active engagement in 

the promotion of animal welfare in Wood County. 

 

 

 

 

Annual Award Winners 2016:

The Minniebelle Conley Community Award: Pisanello's Pizza

The Special Friend of the Animals Award: Lynne Helm

The Ellen Fuller Volunteer of the Year Award: Phyllis Chaney

The Wanda Loomis Humanitarian of the Year Award: Jean Miller

Annual Award Winners 2015:

The Minniebelle Conley Community Award: Jarrod Demski, Heidelberg 

Distributing

The Special Friend of the Animals Award: Kristen Grom

The Ellen Fuller Volunteer of the Year Award: John Aleksander

The Wanda Loomis Humanitarian of the Year Award: Connie Cadwallader

Annual Award Winners 2014:

The Minniebelle Conley Community Award: Jan Harr

The Special Friend of the Animals Award: Nagoya; Joe Schroeder and 

Stephanie Ringler

The Ellen Fuller Volunteer of the Year Award: Barbara Arnold

The Wanda Loomis Humanitarian of the Year Award: Erik J. Thompson, 

Rossford Police Department; Kyle Silvers

**Special Achievement Award for Service-Kathy Dean

**Special Recognition Certificates of Appreciation: All Board Members Past 

and Present; Olivia Hegedus; Pisanello’s Pizza

Annual Award Winners 2013:

The Minniebelle Conley Community Award: The Copy Shop

The Special Friend of the Animals Award: No Award Given

The Ellen Fuller Volunteer of the Year Award: Kara Reynolds

The Wanda Loomis Humanitarian of the Year Award: Sandy Lepper

**Special Recognition Certificates of Appreciation: Mike and Esther Fabian; 

Tom McCurdy; Adam Herrman; Debbie Rodgers; BGSU Friends of the 

WCHS; Kroger; Newman’s Marathon; Organ Collision; Jones Veterinary 

Hospital; Pisanello’s Pizza

Annual Award Winners 2012:

The Minniebelle Conley Community Award: Darlene Petkwitz

The Special Friend of the Animals Award: No Award Given

The Ellen Fuller Volunteer of the Year Award: Lisa Kern

The Wanda Loomis Humanitarian of the Year Award: Jerry Anderson

**Special Recognition Certificates of Appreciation: Matt Skivers; Lynne Helm; 

Glenda Swartz; Sandy Lepper; Holiday Inn Express; Lemar; Pisanello’s Pizza; 

McDonald’s South Main Street; W. W. Knight Nature Preserve

Annual Award Winners 2011:

The Minniebelle Conley Community Award: Joe Schroeder and Stephanie 

Ringler

The Special Friend of the Animals Award: No Award Given

The Ellen Fuller Volunteer of the Year Award: Karla Hines

The Wanda Loomis Humanitarian of the Year Award: Pat McCutchan-Vernier, 

M.D. and Rick Vernier

**Special Recognition Certificates of Appreciation: Nan Borer; Carol Butcher; 

Devin Butcher; Olga Clay; Kathy Dean; Connie Donald; Rich Douglas; Jan 

Harr; Lynne Helm; Karla Hines; Robin Jolly; Sandy Lepper; Jacqui Nathan; 

Glenda Swartz; Matt Skivers; Samantha Strausbaugh; Liesel Traister

Annual Award Winners 2010:

The Minniebelle Conley Community Award: Pisanello's Pizza

The Special Friend of the Animals Award: Kathy Eads

The Ellen Fuller Volunteer of the Year Award: The Healing Barn

The Wanda Loomis Humanitarian of the Year Award: Andrew Schuman

Annual Award Winners 2009:

The Minniebelle Conley Community Award: No Award Given

The Special Friend of the Animals Award: No Award Given

The Ellen Fuller Volunteer of the Year Award: No Award Given

The Wanda Loomis Humanitarian of the Year Award: No Award Given

Annual Award Winners 2008:

The Minniebelle Conley Community Award: L’Maries Laundromat (Duane and 

Lisa King)

The Special Friend of the Animals Award: No Award Given

The Ellen Fuller Volunteer of the Year Award: Kathleen Newman

The Wanda Loomis Humanitarian of the Year Award: Craig Lundgren, Hobby 

Horse Stable

**Special Achievement Award for Service: Sandy Lepper

**Foster Home of the Year: Tracy DeRan-Taylor

Annual Award Winners 2007:

The Minniebelle Conley Community Award: Cheryl Kubista, Bark Busters

The Special Friend of the Animals Award: No Award Given

The Ellen Fuller Volunteer of the Year Award: Margaret Weinberger

The Wanda Loomis Humanitarian of the Year Award: Christy Spontelli

**Special Recognition Certificates of Appreciation: Mandy Dickenson; Jill 

Borkowski; Matthew Manley; Buddy the Dog; Craig Lundgren; Clear Channel 

Communications; Deb Buker; Renee Valtin

Annual Award Winners 2006:

The Minniebelle Conley Community Award: Deb Buker, Perrysburg 

Messenger Journal

The Special Friend of the Animals Award: No Award Given

The Ellen Fuller Volunteer of the Year Award: Kathy Hershberger

The Wanda Loomis Humanitarian of the Year Award: Marci Skirvin

Annual Award Winners 2005:

The Minniebelle Conley Community Award: No Award Given

The Special Friend of the Animals Award: No Award Given

The Ellen Fuller Volunteer of the Year Award: No Award Given

The Wanda Loomis Humanitarian of the Year Award: No Award Given

Annual Award Winners 2004:

The Minniebelle Conley Community Award: No Award Given

The Special Friend of the Animals Award: No Award Given

The Ellen Fuller Volunteer of the Year Award: No Award Given

The Wanda Loomis Humanitarian of the Year Award: No Award Given

Annual Award Winners 2003:

The Minniebelle Conley Community Award: No Award Given

The Special Friend of the Animals Award: No Award Given

The Ellen Fuller Volunteer of the Year Award: No Award Given

The Wanda Loomis Humanitarian of the Year Award: Kay Chapman

Annual Award Winners 2002:

The Minniebelle Conley Community Award: Howard Jewelers

The Special Friend of the Animals Award: No Award Given

The Ellen Fuller Volunteer of the Year Award: Sue Butler

The Wanda Loomis Humanitarian of the Year Award: Wood County 

Commissioners: James F. Carter, Tim W. Brown, and Alvin L. Perkins

Annual Award Winners 2001:

The Minniebelle Conley Community Award: Mid-Wood Inc.

The Special Friend of the Animals Award: No Award Given The Ellen Fuller 

Volunteer of the Year Award: Linda Cottrell

The Wanda Loomis Humanitarian of the Year Award: Persons Who Report 

Cruelty

Annual Award Winners 2000:

The Minniebelle Conley Community Award: Dr. John Jones

*The Special Friend of the Animals Award: Oldrich Jicha

The Ellen Fuller Volunteer of the Year Award: Sandy Lepper

The Wanda Loomis Humanitarian of the Year Award: Sandy Rowland

Annual Award Winners 1999:

The Minniebelle Conley Community Award: No Award Given

The Ellen Fuller Volunteer of the Year Award: No Award Given

The Wanda Loomis Humanitarian of the Year Award: No Award Given

Annual Award Winners 1998:

The Minniebelle Conley Community Award: The Brass Key Shop

The Ellen Fuller Volunteer of the Year Award: Cathy, Russ, Megan, and Kelly 

Finkhousen

The Wanda Loomis Humanitarian of the Year Award: Liz Gaulke

Annual Award Winners 1997:

*The Minniebelle Conley Community Award: The Bowling Green Sentinel-

Tribune

The Ellen Fuller Volunteer of the Year Award: Jim Jaffe

The Wanda Loomis Humanitarian of the Year Award: Kristina Ehrmantraut

Annual Award Winners 1996:

The Ellen Fuller Volunteer of the Year Award: Sandy Lepper

The Wanda Loomis Humanitarian of the Year Award: Dr. Holfinger

Annual Award Winners 1995:

The Ellen Fuller Volunteer of the Year Award: Molly Meese

*The Wanda Loomis Humanitarian of the Year Award: Paula Hamman

Annual Award Winners 1994:

*The Ellen Fuller Volunteer of the Year Award: Chuck and Christy Spontelli

*Indicates first year that the award was given

**Indicates a special recognition not awarded on a regular basis