Volunteer Recognition Picnic RECAP!

Let’s face it…we have some pretty incredible volunteers. (That’s right, YOU…you are incredible.)

Our chapter’s volunteer to paid staff member ratio is about 47 to 1, so that tells you that in all reality, our chapter could not possibly do what we do without our volunteers. (Seriously…there is no feasible way that each of our staff members could do the work of 47 people, unless we had Time Turners à la Harry Potter…okay, nerd reference over.)

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This past Thursday, we threw our annual Volunteer Recognition Picnic at Little Pine Island in Comstock Park as a way to recognize some outstanding volunteers this past year, as well as show all how much they are appreciated. Between balloon animals, face painting, our Red Cross “band,” and copious amounts of picnic food goodness, it was a fantastic night. Make sure to browse through our photos and enjoy re-living the fun!

Check out our honorees (including a four-legged, furry Pet First Aid “instructor” named Zeus)…

Health & Safety Education Award — Ingrid Mannisto and her dog, Zeus
Water Safety Education Award — Wendy McDonald
Transportation Services Award — Renee Short
Chapter Support Award — Edwige Fute
Emergency Response Award — The late Barb Misenheimer
Youth Spirit of Volunteerism Award — Mary Miller
International Humanitarian Service Award — Amanda Anderson
Biomedical Acheivement Services Award — Juanita Bulter
Chairman’s Award of Outstanding Community Partnership — LIFEems
Executive Officer’s Award for Outstanding Leadership — John Rottenberg
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