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Hospital Auxiliary honors members for service hours

Published 3:55pm Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary recently recognized nine of their members with awards for hours of service earned this past quarter.

Carolyn Bell, a member of the Auxiliary since June 2012, was awarded a 150 hour pin. During her first year, she chaired the group’s successful Love Lights campaign and received the President’s Volunteer Service Bronze Award this past spring.

Jan McDonald, who celebrates her one year anniversary this month, also received the 150 hour pin. She is currently serving as the group’s Yearbook Committee Chairman.

The youngest member of the group, VolunTEEN Lauren Osburn of Linden, received a pin for 150 hours of service. The Marengo Academy student joined the group in September 2012 and works in the hospital’s gift shop and other areas.

A 1,000 hour bar went to both Carol Bell and Alice Washburn.

Bell, who joined the Auxiliary in June 2009, has received a President’s Volunteer Service Bronze Award three times and the Silver Award once since joining the Auxiliary. She has also chaired several blood drives for the group.

Washburn, who has been a member since October 2010, currently chairs the Courtesy Committee and has received the President’s Volunteer Service Bronze for the past four years.

Hilda Elmore, a member since January 1999, received a 2,500 hour bar during the meeting. She is an eight-time recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Bronze Award.

Receiving a 3,500 hour bar was Daphne Glaser. She joined the group in May 1994 and has received the President’s Volunteer Service Bronze Award three times and the Silver Award five times. She has served twice as the Auxiliary’s vice president

Betty Baxley hit the 4,500 hour mark and was presented with a bar to add to her pin. Since joining the organization in September 1990, Baxley has served one term as treasurer, three terms as secretary and four terms as vice president of the group. She was chosen as the group’s Volunteer of the Year in both 2001 and 2012. She was recognized with the President’s Volunteer Service Bronze Award four times and the Silver Award four times. Last year, she was awarded the prestigious President’s Call To Service Award for lifetime achievement as a volunteer.

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