One of the highlights of the Spencer Chamber Annual Celebration is the announcement of the Jack Wedel Volunteer Service Award. This years recipient is lifelong resident Bob Whittenburg. Nomination materials for Bob included his involvement in many areas of the community including; Spencer High School Career Experiences Program, Spencer High School Technology Education Metals Manufacturing Advisory Board, Spencer Middle School Tiger Mentoring Program, Spencer Family YMCA Endowment Committee, Spencer Community School Board of Education and the Clay County Iowa Democrats. Bob joined his family business in Spencer after graduating from the University of Iowa. During this time he volunteered time to the Chamber for several events and activities but was normally found behind the scenes allowing others to share the spotlight.