"Act III" is a group of women volunteers who are members of the Assistance League of Salt Lake City. They have a song and dance routine that changes with the season and that is performed regularly at local nursing homes, to entertain shut-ins.
The group spends a good deal of time practicing its entertaining routines.Entertainment is also only a fraction of what this philantropic league does. It also helps clothe needy children. The group has provided 1,400 hard-back books and new shoes for some 500 needy children in the past year.
The 16 women who belong to "Act III" are: Colleen Malouf, Betsy Netwon, Dorothy Olsen, Connie Fuller, Beth Parrish, Carole Montgomery, June McCarthey, Pat Blodgett, Charlene Davis, Jackie Page, Carole Putnam, Mary Duffy, Nancy Nissalke, Gloria Forcht, Florence Christensen and Connie David. Beverly Glauser is the accompanist.
Funds for all of these projects come from dues and private donations. The league also operates a thrift shop.
Here are some other recent nominations from readers concerning Wasatch Front residents who make a difference in their communities by doing volunteer work or other such service:
- Lori Oakeson:
Oakeson is described by one neighbor as a special person when it comes to helping others. Her talents in graphic arts design are seen on community parades on floats. She's also been active in community cleanups and she's a member of the Sandy Chamber and Women in Business. She promotes her community and makes people and businesses feel welcome and glad that they came to Sandy.
In addition, she belongs to the Sandy Commission to Preserve Historical Interests and Buildings and is involved in celebrations to recognize local residents who participated in Desert Storm.
- Sally Jo Fuller:
Fuller works with Sandy's Women in Business organization to recognize others for what they do. She donates both time and money to her community. She is helping organize a day of recognition for those who returned to Sandy from the gulf war.
According to one neighbor, she always has a kind word for everyone she meets and she's a pleasure to be around.
- Grant Vincent:
Vincent keeps the yards tidy for widows who live in his Salt Lake neighborhood.
- Chick Faddis:
Faddis watches out for his neighbors, providing whatever assistance they need - yard work or snow removal.
- John K. Schuyler:
Schuyler has volunteered his time for the past decade at LDS Hospital, helping test and find babies with hearing problems.
- Jeanne Sedgley:
Sedgley has served as daily volunteer in the West High media Center since retiring from her full-time profession.
- Walt Tyler:
Tyler watches out for the senior citizens in his neighborhood, caring for the ill and keeping yards clean and tidy.
- Paul Jensen:
Jensen, a Magna grocery store manager provides service that goes the extra mile to customers, especially senior citizens and the handicapped. He has also made sure that those without transportation have a free grocery delivery service available.