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Auxilians and Volunteers Honored with Service Awards

Monday, November 12, 2018

NVRH Auxiliary and Volunteers were honored at the NVRH Auxiliary Annual Meeting on November 9 at the Elks Club in St. Johnsbury. The volunteers give 20,000 hours a year in service to NVRH in over 20 departments in the hospital and at other locations on the hospital campus.  The NVRH volunteers include adults and high school students, totaling 140 individuals.  Each year, volunteers are given award pins for their service to NVRH in 100-hour increments until 1,000 hours are reached. Then, they are awarded pins for every 500 additional hours. This year, 64 volunteers received awards for their volunteer service hours. 

“This is a tremendous day for the auxilians and volunteers, who give of themselves to support the patients and staff at NVRH. These auxilians bring the community into our community hospital, and we are truly grateful for each of them,” said NVRH Director of Volunteer Services Pat Forest, who presented the awards at Friday’s ceremony.

Recipients of 100-Hour Award: Gina Borgognoni, Joseph Kasprazk, William Chamberlin, Roland LaPerle, Karen Cheney, Janice Narey, Anne Colgan, Betty Ann Ryan, Judy Desrochers, Sally Wilder, and Steve Feltus

Recipients of 200-Hour Award: Martha Davis, Mary Ann McKeon, Denise Dion, Jane Tallmadge, Linda Garey, Linda Wells, John Goodrich, and Linda Winot

Recipients of 300-Hour Award: Jane Arthur, Mildred LaBeur, Debra Davison, Lorraine Matteis, Marlin “Chip” Devenger, Joseph Moritz, Terry Hoffer, and Judy Selle

Recipients of 400-Hour Award: Don Bostic, Deborah Hunt, Mary Dole, Ella Kelsey, Levi Gardner, Diana Reynolds, Eli Haskins, and Julie Sturm 

Recipients of 500-Hour Award: Carl Erickson, Kathy Rooker, and Richard Redznak

Recipients of 600-Hour Award: Michelle Dumas and Terri Graves

Recipients of 700-Hour Award: Catherine Boykin and Sylvia James

Recipient of 800-Hour Award: Lorraine Brunelle

Recipients of 900-Hour Award: Carlene Brill and Thomas Robinson

Recipients of 1000-Hour Award: Winston Bandy, Pam Comeau, Dianne Chamberlin, and Steve Nichols

Recipients of 1500-Hour Award: Eva Emery, Carol Robinson, and Rosina Greenwood

Recipients of 2000-Hour Award: Pam Brink and Jeannette Farmer

Recipient of 2500-Hour Award: Merlyn Courser

Recipient of 3000-Hour Award: Sheila Legendre and Joan Wollrath 

Recipients of 3500-Hour Award: Elaine Noyes and Dy Thresher

Recipient of 4000-Hour Award: Cynthia Gordon

Recipient of 5000-Hour Award: Patricia Cutts

Recipient of 6500-Hour Award: Gretchen Hammer

Recipients of 7000-Hour Award: Elsie Lawrence and Lana Mitchell

Recipient of 8000-Hour Award: Judy Harbaugh

NVRH Auxilians and Volunteers were also recipients of the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA).  The PVSA is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging citizens to live a life of service through presidential gratitude and national recognition.  A tradition that began with President George W. Bush and given through the Points of Light Foundation, each volunteer receives a designated pin with the seal of the President of the United States as well as a certificate and letter from the President. 

There are three levels of awards for service within a 12-month period of time, including the bronze award for 100-249 hours; the silver award for 250-499 hours; and the gold award for over 500 hours. The lifetime service award is the fourth award and is given to individuals who have donated over 4,000 hours of volunteer service in their lifetime.

Recipients of Bronze Award: Jane Arthur, Linda Garey, Gina Borgognoni, Sylvia James, Pamela Brink, Mary Ann McKeon, William Chamberlin, Janice Narey, Karen Cheney, Diana Reynolds, Denise Dion, Jane Tallmadge, Eva Emery, and Sally Wilder  

Recipients of Silver Award: Pam Comeau, Richard Redznak, Debra Davison, Gary Simpson, and Rosina Greenwood

There were no gold awards this year.       

The Presidential Lifetime Service Award was given to auxilian and volunteer Cynthia Gordon who has given 4,007.75 hours to NVRH.

Interested in joining NVRH Volunteer Services? Learn more here.


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