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Orthodox Priest given Community Award

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  • Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church
    From: Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2008 12:02 AM From: Teresa Kochamma FYI... Rev. Fr. John-Brian Paprock, a Chaplain
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      From: Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission
      Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2008 12:02 AM


      From: Teresa Kochamma

      FYI...

      Rev. Fr. John-Brian Paprock, a Chaplain in the UW Hospital Spiritual Care
      Services Department and at HospiceCare, received the "Middleton Good
      Neighbor Award" in a ceremony at the Good Neighbor Festival on Sunday,
      August 24.

      GNF Committee President Steve Schmidt said the committee voted "unanimously
      and without hesitation" to present the award to Rev. Paprock, who was
      nominated by retired Boy Scout Troop 940 Scoutmaster Ron Berman, with whom
      he worked for many years. Schmidt said Rev . Paprock "is truly an asset to
      our community."

      Rev. Paprock, priest of Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, was honored
      for his community volunteer service including:

      * Activities with the Middleton Boy Scouts since his son Christopher
      became a member. Rev. Paprock was Cubmaster of Middleton Cub Scout Pack 540
      (and maintained the website at the time). Since then he has done a great
      deal of volunteer fundraising for the pack/troop such as face-painting,
      dunk-tanking, and working at Brat Fest.
      * Volunteering in the Middleton Schools, including doing Art in the
      Classroom ... speaking to classes about Native American Effigy Mounds ...
      talking to children at Sauk Trail School about their concerns right after
      9-11 ... providing a display at the intercultural awareness day ... and
      helping out regularly in the high school library
      * Founding Madison's annual Interfaith Awareness Week 10 years ago and
      bringing the event to Middleton two years ago ... organizing an annual
      program at the Middleton Public Library that attracts Middleton residents
      representing a variety of religious traditions - including Sikhism, the
      Baha'i Faith, Islam, Buddhism, and Christianity - for education and dialogue

      * Many contributions to the Madison community in years past, including
      helping to found the Teen Loft ... serving on the religious advisory
      committee at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections ... founding the
      Madison Region Chapter of the World Future Society ... serving on the mental
      health services committee of the local American Red Cross ... serving on the
      board of directors of Madison Urban Ministry ... and more.

      The GNF Committee gives three Good Neighbor awards each year. The other two
      awards went to Kathy Olson and to Brenda & Bob Rosebrough. A press release
      from the committee said "Collectively, these award winners have participated
      in a staggering number of volunteer efforts ... Nominees must reside in the
      Middleton area and their contributions to the community should be of
      sufficient duration to warrant recognition."

      http://maruroopa.blogspot.com/2008/09/orthodox-priest-wins-community-award.h


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