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March Volunteer of the Month
Leonard Fritz

Leonard is originally from New Salem, where he and his wife farmed and ranched until he moved to Bismarck six years ago.  He first volunteered his time at Aide, Inc. after signing up with the RSVP+ office.  It was during his volunteering for them that he started coming to the Bismarck Senior Center to eat congregate meals.  Leonard says the food is “so good”.   He found out that Bismarck Senior Center also needed volunteers to help with their nutrition program, so decided to help out as a Dish Crew volunteer, bussing tables after the meal. He has been here at the Senior Center for three years. Leonard really likes all the people that come to the Center.  They are so friendly and good company to visit with.  “If you’re old and you have your health, why not come and socialize?” he said.  He has been a widower for over 20 years, but he especially enjoys the Senior Club Dinner Dances, as he loves to dance!

Thank you, Leonard you are a “SUPER” volunteer!









Volunteers Make It Happen!
The key to our success rests in our volunteers,
who embody the spirit of greatness by saying,
"Yes I can, and so can you!"
Thank you so much for your hard work.
We never could have asked for more dedicated volunteers,
and we cannot express how grateful we are to have you here!!!






The Bismarck Senior Center has a variety of volunteer opportunities available.  These opportunities include:

·         Reservation Desk
·         Office Phone
·         Coffee Bar
·         Coffee Servers
·         Home Delivered Meal Assembly
·         Site Manager Assistant Desk
·         Dish Crew
·         Gift Shop
·         Home Delivered Meal Drivers
·         Arts & Crafts
·         Quilting
·         Ceramics  


All volunteers are coordinated through RSVP+ Central ND.  RSVP+ Central ND is made up of volunteers serving seven North Dakota counties: Burleigh, Morton, Mercer, Grant, Emmons, Oliver, and Sioux. Over 1,100 volunteers give their time at nearly 200 host station locations. For more information, please contact RSVP+ Central ND at 701-258-5449, or the Bismarck Senior Center at 701-255-4648, or visit


This distinguished service award is presented annually for outstanding support and volunteerism at the Bismarck Senior Center.

Recipients of the “Ma” Werner Distinguished Service Award:
2012:  Peggy Holsti
2011: Ed Simek
2010: Martha Mayer
2009: Juel & Florence Skytland
2008: Delores Jacober
2007: Katherine Heinert
2006: Eldon Herman
2005: Leo Roehrich
2004: Catherine Schwahn
2003: Arlene Bahmiller
2002: Margaret Botnen
2001: Lydia Dieber
2000: Philipina Hagel
1999: Mildred Schell
1998: Evelyn Larson
1997: Minnie Stein
1996: Mary Ehrmantraut
1995: Irma L. Johnson
1994: Elizabeth M. Graves
1993: Vera Jorgenson
1992: Margaret Baumgartner
1991: John Wyciskala
1990: Grace M. Lobach