Wayne Van Straten

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Counselor  - St. Joseph Middle School , Appleton

Director  - Exchange Club Center

Prevention Specialist  - Outagamie County Corporation

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Post-Crescent - Van Straten on board of gamblers' aid groupVan Straten on board of gamblers' aid groupBefore retirement, Van Straten served as a counselor at St. Joseph Middle School, Appleton. She also has served as the director for the Exchange Club Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse and as a prevention specialist with Outagamie County. ADVERTISEMENT> >

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"Steve started the relationship with his caring and love for the people and culture," said Van Straten, who attends both St. Joseph Church and St. Thomas More Church, with her husband, Russ.So, when Van Straten stepped off the plane at Accra, the capital of Ghana, last November, it was like coming home."I saw all the Ghanaians around the fence, welcoming loved ones home," she said."I saw all those hands waving to welcome people, and I realized that I was there because a loved one, my son, had been to this country many times."There were plenty of times when Van Straten, a retired counselor from St. Joseph Middle School in Appleton, wondered why she was going on this service trip."I don't think I've ever prayed so hard for direction," she said about planning to go with the St. Paul, Minn., based Global Volunteers.Full story ...

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Post-Crescent - Heroes of the homefront: Wayne Van StratenHeroes of the homefront: Wayne Van StratenName: Wayne Van Straten Nominator's quote: "We made Wayne volunteer of the year twice, in 1995 and again in 1997.He took over as project manager and really got things going.Now he's on the board, too."

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