Throughout the month of December, KIWA and SP Heating and Cooling have been soliciting nominations for people that make the lives of other more more comfortable. It was a tough choice with MANY worthy nominees.
In the end, Scott Meinecke’s efforts for the area and spirit of volunteerism earned him the Coleman 98% efficient modulating furnace.
Here is the letter submitted via KIWARadio.com that outlines Scott’s efforts:
"Scott Meinecke is one of Sheldon's best volunteers. Sheldon has many, but he stands out from the rest. Scott wears many hats and volunteers under all of them. First as a rescue captain for the Sheldon Fire Department, he volunteers his time like many others, but it's the training he does that sets him apart. Many times Scott gets paid for these extra services, but many times he does not. He does it anyway to better train our community, and those surrounding us. Scott also volunteers for our areas dive team. This is a job that few can, or want to do, but he along with his son and a handful of others answer the call when there is a water rescue or a body recovery. Scott is also a member of Iowa’s USAR(urban search and rescue) team. This is a team of trained volunteers that respond to major events such as hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, floods or any other event that may require specialized assistance from their team. They are dispatched locally as well as nationwide. Scott's full time job is a Powerline instructor at NCC. His knowledge of electricity finds him doing lots of little things to help the city. He wires outlets for churches during the Labor Day festival in the park, and temporary boxes for any other event that seems to come up from time to time, he is always helping someone or organization with some type of project. He also gets his students involved with things like hanging Christmas lights downtown to placing sandbags along levies to keep back last summer’s flood waters near Sioux City. He is a member of the Kiwanas club in town and helps raise money for many good causes locally. Whatever needs a volunteer in Sheldon you will probably see or have seen Scott involved in some aspect or another. Scott never says no to our town and encourages his family and others to volunteer as well. Let’s support him with this gift as he has supported our community in more ways than I can express here in this letter."
Thanks again Scott, for ALL that you do to make the lives of others more comfortable!