Thank you for a successful Cheers for Careers 2023
On October 26th, NVS held Cheers for Careers to celebrate their community partners and Employers of the year. We thank everyone who came out to the event and hope to see you for our Spring Gala.
Join us for a Night of Celebration and Connection:
Cheers for Careers is FREE and open to the public!
Date: Thursday, October 26th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Sleight of Hand Winery, 3861 1st Ave S G, Seattle, WA 98134
Event Details: Cheers for Careers is NVS’ annual award ceremony. Every year we celebrate an employer and other community partners for their dedication to helping people with disabilities!
Our 2023 Community Service Organizations
DVR Counselor of the Year: Division of Vocational Rehabilitation – Verena Z. Strydom, MEdPsych
Community Service Partner of the Year: The Museum of Flight – Carol Thomson
Employer of the Year: International Union of Operating Engineers Local 302 – Monique Paullus
- 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Appetizers, Live Music and Wine
- 6:00 PM: Wine Raffle and Awards Ceremony
- 7:00 PM: Farewell
RSVP: Please RSVP by Monday, October 23 below!
Host: Larry Snyder
Larry J Snyder is a Seattle based, hands on philanthropist who’s been helping local and global causes for 25 years. Following his mother’s extraordinary path of serving others, Larry spends most of his day finding ways to improve the lives of others. Visit larryjsnyder.com for more information.
Cater: Executive Chef April from Herban Feast/Landmark Events
Live Music: Sidecar
Seattle’s premier lounge act, Annie Jantzer and Emily Westman are a jazz/soul influenced vocal/piano
DVR Counselor of the Year: Division of Vocational Rehabilitation - Verena Z. Strydom, MEdPsych
Employer of the Year: International Union of Operating Engineers Local 302 - Monique Paullus
Community Service Partner of the Year: The Museum of Flight- Carol Thomson
I am an educational psychologist who has a special interest in working with adolescents and young adults, as well as in assessments. I have prior experience in working as a school counsellor and a teacher at a local high school. My internship was completed at Paarl School where I worked with learners who experience a range of barriers to learning and development, including neurological and physical conditions.
Monique Paullus has been with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 302 for over 20 years. Her role as Dues and Membership Manager include overseeing nearly 15,000 members across Washington, Alaska, and Idaho. Ms. Paullus has also taken on the role as Executive Assistant to the Business Manager and international General Vice President. She was born, raised and still resides in the Greater Seattle Area.
Carol Thomson (without the “P”) has been working at The Museum of Flight since 1997 starting part time in Admissions and the Gift Store and has been Volunteer Program Manager since 2006. Her role involves interviewing each volunteer applicant and placing the volunteer in a position that will be a good fit for the volunteer as well as for the museum. Carol prides herself for her close relationship with the museum volunteers knowing each volunteer’s name and what position and day they volunteer. Prior to working at The Museum of Flight, Carol worked for 20 years with Northwest Airlines in the Flight Kitchen as a Packer for the first 10 years and then as Food Service Coordinator that involved pre-flight check of equipment and meal service onboard each aircraft. She also served in the US Army as a medic 1970 to 1972. Carol is known and loved here at The Museum of Flight, managing the hundreds of volunteers, many which are veteran’s themselves, without whom our museum would not function.