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Memorial Celebrates Nearly 14,000 Hours of Volunteer Time

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At the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, officers of the Volunteer Auxiliary of Memorial Health System of East Texas honored individuals who dedicated nearly 14,000 hours of volunteer time to the hospital.

Five volunteers, Hellen Schmidt, Jeannie Owens, Noah Clay, Janet Walker and Kathleen Crain, received their Service Pins signifying the volunteers first 100 hours of service. More than 20 additional volunteers collectively served nearly 14,000 hours at the hospital. Hours are accumulated for every shift a volunteer works for the auxiliary.

The Memorial Volunteer Auxiliary serves as a vital organization within the hospital system. Volunteers raise funds through the hospital gift shop, jewelry, book and scrub sales. They also volunteer their time by popping popcorn, greeting guests, answering phones and working as waiting room attendants on the numerous hospital floors. Last year, the volunteer group surpassed the $1 million mark in contributions to the hospital.

Cutline: Volunteers (from left to right) Hellen Schmidt, Jeannie Owens, Noah Clay, Janet Walker and Kathleen Crain all received Service Pins at this year’s Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon.

Cutline: Volunteers (from left to right) Hellen Schmidt, Dorothy Brock, Jean Mizell, Lucille Anderson, Faye Honea and Sylvia Goff each volunteered 200 hours at Memorial.

Cutline: Volunteers (from left to right) Sara Green, Carolyn Crawford and Jeannie Owens each volunteered 300 hours at Memorial.

Cutline: Volunteers (from left to right) Pat Bermingham, Lorrie Nettles, Jo Ann Handley, O’Deane Ellisor and Alta Sharry volunteered 500 hours at Memorial. Not pictured is Sue Woodward who volunteered 400 hours and Evelyn Blattner who volunteered 500 hours.

Cutline: Malinda Smith volunteered 600 hours during the past year with the Memorial Volunteer Auxiliary. Not pictured is Ruth Stephenson who also volunteered 600 hours.

Cutline: Noah Clay volunteered 700 hours with the hospital’s volunteer auxiliary.

Cutline: From left to right: Don Newland, with 1,000 hours; Sara Jo Trammell, with 1,000 hours; Sarah Page, with 1,000 hours; Sherry Hill, with 1,500 hours; Charlotte Carpender, with 900 hours; and Gloria Gregory with 800 hours.

Cutline: During its annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, the Auxiliary appointed new officers. From left to right: Secretary Sarah Page, Treasurer Sherry Hill, Vice President Jean Mizell and President Gloria Gregory.

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