WMH Volunteers Honored
NORWAY, ME - At a luncheon at the Bethel Inn & Country Club on Tuesday, October 2, 2007, 50 years of Stephens Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Stephens Volunteer Services (SVS) and Market Square Health Care Center volunteers were celebrated and recognized the dedication and commitment.
97 people were in attendance at the luncheon to be honored. Attendees enjoyed catching up with friends and acquaintances, as well as, looking through scrapbooks put together by various people over the years. These books detail the journey the auxiliary made after being founded 9 months before the hospital opened, up through the introduction of Stephens Volunteer Services.
Western Maine Health President and CEO Timothy Churchill welcomed the crowd and noted that the hospital wouldn't be what it is today without their help. Barbara Allen, Director of Development and Community Relations honored the group noting the various reasons people volunteer and how it warms the hearts of everyone involved. Andrea Burns, past President of the Stephens Volunteer Services Council closed the program thanking everyone and stating that she was overwhelmed by the dedication and commitment of the people in the room to support the hospital.
The Stephens Volunteer Services endeavors to provide assistance to the hospital and assists through volunteerism, fundraising, and public relations. Forms for membership and volunteering are available on the http://www.wmhcc.org/ website or from Patricia Porter Rood, Volunteer Coordinator.
Photo Caption: Volunteers and Auxiliary meet at the October 2nd luncheon honoring both.
Linda Shaw, current volunteer (with 3,000+ hours of volunteer work), sits with Janice Guilford, and Helen Decato, who sorted mail for 20 years.