September 2011 Backyard Heroes

Petrovnia McIntosh, OutReach

Petrovnia McIntosh has been involved with OutReach, Madison’s LGBT center, for 15 years–first as a client, then as a volunteer for the speaker’s bureau, and most recently as a board member. She puts in many hours despite being mom to a recently adopted a son.  Petrovnia, who has a MSW, is very outgoing, and her upbeat demeanor gives added warmth to the OutReach office.

For more information about OutReach or to volunteer, visit www.lgbtoutreach.org or call 608-255-8582

Carol Gruba, Sierra Club Foundation – John Muir Chapter

Carol Gruba is an outgoing volunteer who built the Sierra Club Foundation John Muir Chapter’s Facebook page and, in less than six months, recruited 500 fans to the page.  Carol is passionate about energy efficiency and renewable energy, assisting in any way she can.  Sierra Club staff say they’re lucky to have Carol in their ranks and helping to attract new members.

For more information about the Sierra Club Foundation, John Muir Chapter or to volunteer, visit www.wisconsin.sierraclub.org or call 608-256-0565.

Photo of Petrovnia provided by John Urban, The Urban Photo Company