"When you volunteer, you always receive more than you give."
Ted Nemzek has been described as a 77 year-old go-getter! He lives by the motto, "If you believe in it, you should become involved in it," and his volunteer activities reflect this.
Over the past decade, Ted has been involved with the Memorial Rifle Squad at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. He jokes that his first involvement with the group was as "bus sweeper," but he has moved up in the ranks and recently became Commander. Ted has been a part of over 4,000 funerals for veterans buried at Fort Snelling.
In addition to participating in the funeral services, Ted writes a monthly newsletter for the squadrons and serves on the Memorial Chapel Foundation.
Ted's diverse interests are also evident in his involvement with the Learning Exchange. He spends many hours helping with community education classes for adults with developmental disabilities.
One of Ted's greatest contributions to the Learning Exchange was as a member of the musical theater committee where he facilitated two performances. He even managed to get other members of his family involved in the productions.
Learning Exchange and Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation.