Awards for volunteer hours and years of service are always an important item on the agenda for Delta County Memorial Hospital's volunteer banquet and meeting. The event was held in the oncology building on Saturday, Feb. 8.
Earning recognition were:
500 hours — earned by Pricilla Ake, Mary Jane Place, Barbara Schmalz, Susan Spinden, Ann Westfall and Lynn Williams.
1,000 hours — earned by Joyce Anderson, Mary Avara, Gail Burdette, Randall Minnard, Oscar Plant, Denise Rains and Betty Trembly.
2,000 hours — earned by Sharon Dodds and Kay Westlake.
3,000 hours — earned by Glenna Hollard and Joyce Polfer.
5,000 hours — earned by Joby Cleary, Janamarie Dugle and Clarine Johnston.
6,000 hours — earned by Peg Lucy and Carolyn Renfrow.
9,000 hours — earned by Judy Wyckoff with those hours accumulated over a period of slightly over 14 years. She volunteers as a scheduler in the hospital cafeteria, helps with medical records, and coordinates the early blood draws and the health fairs in each of the towns and additional health fairs at the West Elk and Bowie mines.
Hours served by these and all other volunteers totaled 18,548.5 during 2013.
Length of service awards went to:
Five years of service — Joyce Anderson, Gail Burdette, Lorella McCombs, Bobbie Miller and Oscar Plant.
Ten years of service — Mary Claxton, Carlene Dougan, Marion Hofman, Joyce Picard and Kay Westfall.
Guest speakers included DCMH CEO Jason Cleckler with remarks about challenges met in the past year and those ahead in 2014. He expressed his appreciation to the volunteer organization for the services it provides and its support of the hospital. Medical records manager Donna Park spoke about patient privacy.
Volunteers approved a request for $100 for suitable boxes to present toys to pediatric patients in the hospital. They also agreed to pay up to $500 to purchase a mattress for the physician sleeping quarters for the hospital's emergency department.
The volunteer organization raises funds for these and other needs through profits from selling gift shop items.
A $100 Visa gift card will be presented to the owners of Delta Floral to thank them for donating the banquet centerpieces and boutonnieres that the floral shop has provided for the past several years. The centerpiece for this event was delivered to Sula Mathews and her sister Nellie Clark in appreciation for their dedicated volunteer work since the beginning of the organization.
C&J Restaurant in Delta catered the banquet, preparing and serving the tasteful meal.blog comments powered by Disqus