|The DAR Community Service Award is presented to Ted Carlsen|
by Gwen Causey,
Community Service Committee Chairman
Ted was recognized for his many hours of volunteering in activities that directly influence the safety and welfare of Brunswick County.
Ted is worthy of recognition for his many years of work with the Naturalization Ceremony held each Fourth of July in Southport, NC. This ceremony attracts upward to 150 candidates each year wanting to become naturalized United States citizens. The popularity of this even has led to a second ceremony held in January. He became co-chairman of the event in 2006 and continues to serve in this position today along with his wife, Fran, since 2005.
For three years Ted Carlsen was a LT with the St. James Fire Police Department. As a volunteer, he along with golf course personnel surveyed all four courses to find paths for the ambulance to use. He helped make plans for emergency vehicles to use in case of an emergency on the golf course. He stopped volunteering with the Fire Department to become completely involved with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.
Ted attended the Citizen’s Academy in May, 2009 and became an active volunteer with the sheriff’s office. After completing the Brunswick Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy he enrolled in the Volunteer Observers Impacting Community Efforts (VOICE). In March, 2010 he assumed the role of Volunteer Program Coordinator and serves as class registrar. At the annual Christmas party of the sheriff’s office he was recognized as the 2011 Volunteer of the Year.
|Ted Carlsen, Gwen Causey & Sheriff Ingram|
|Fran Carlsen, Ted's wife places the |
Community Service pin on his lapel.
Posted by Lisa Pomeranz, Brunswick Town Chapter Regent and Gwen Causey, Community Service Committee Chairman.