Two Reiman Gardens’ Volunteers Recognized by Iowa Governor

Volunteers receiving the governors volunteer award

Two exceptional Reiman Gardens volunteers have been recognized by Governor Kim Reynolds at a ceremony in Pleasant Hill in September.

Dorothy Kirkland and Vaughn Speer have been volunteers with the Gardens for almost 15 years. Dorothy has donated almost 1,240 hours and Vaughn almost 2,000. They help in various departments with countless projects, volunteering together and sowing approximately 3,000 seeds each week!  

They have become great friends over the years and are very supportive of one another inside and outside the Gardens. Dorothy and Vaughn have had a tremendous positive impact on Reiman Gardens and each other.

“Volunteerism is such an integral part of what it means to be an Iowan,” Gov. Reynolds said. “I’m pleased to honor those who have given of themselves to meet the needs of others.  Their commitment helps improve the lives of those around them and consistently keep our state’s volunteerism rate in the top ten nationally.”