Perimeter Profile: Dennis Richards

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

El Tour de Mesa Outstanding Volunteer

Sheila Foraker Photo

Sheila Foraker Photo

A Conquistador Trophy goes to Dennis Richards who has shown tremendous dedication to the development and success of El Tour de Mesa. His help with several big administrative and registration projects ~ getting rider number envelopes together, data entered and confirmation letters out ~ was supremely helpful! Our events would not exist without the exceptional individuals who volunteer. We work with a number of extraordinary volunteers, and each year recognize the one who has performed the highest level of support.

Dennis has been working with Perimeter Bicycling for upwards of 12 years doing just about every volunteer job available from routine tasks to special projects.  Sometimes referred to as the “Midnight Man,” Dennis generally does his work while most of us are slumbering.  “It’s wonderful,” said Barbara Franklin, Perimeter’s Registration Director. “Work is left for him at the traditional end of the day and it’s done when we come in.  I am grateful for Dennis – his work, his cheerfulness, his thoroughness – most people don’t see him but he is a big reason we are able to be prepared for the cyclists and the event.”

Dennis’ contributions to Perimeter Bicycling are only part of his commitment to the community.  Dennis works with the Red Cross helping donors after giving blood and he helps keep the plants at Handmaker growing for all to enjoy.

Congratulations, Dennis! Thank you!

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