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Auxiliary members honored for service

Auxiliary members recognized for their hours of service are (L-R) Marge Reinecke, Brenda Parr, Brenda Packer, J.D. Barnes and Toni Rutledge. Not shown are Alice Boggs, Pearl Slay and Jenise White.

The Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary recognized eight of the organization’s members with awards for hours of service during its Aug. 12 meeting.
Receiving patches for 50 hours of service were J.D. Barnes, Brenda Packer, Pearl Slay and Jenise White. Barnes, Packer and Slay all joined the group on March 11, and have been busy working at the Auxiliary desk in the main lobby or in the gift shop. White, the youngest member of the organization at 16 years old, worked over the summer as a VolunTEEN at the desk and in the gift shop. She’s a junior at John Essex High School.
Toni Rutledge, a member since Aug. 10, 2006, received a 1,000-hour bar during the meeting. Since joining the group, she has worked the Auxiliary desk in the main lobby and has co-chaired the Child Abuse Prevention Committee that prepares special bags for all new mothers at BWWMH. She received the President’s Volunteer Service Bronze Award in 2008 and 2009 in recognition of her hours of service.
Marge Reinecke received a 2,500-hour bar during the quarterly awards ceremony. Reinecke, a member since Oct. 12, 2000, received the Presidents Volunteer Service Bronze Award in 2005 and 2006 and received the Silver Award in 2007, 2008 and 2009. She has served on many committees within the organization including the Love Lights Committee and Courtesy Chairman.
Receiving a 3,000-hour bar for her hours of service was Brenda Parr, a member of the Auxiliary since Nov. 9, 2000. She has been an active member of the Auxiliary in many different areas, including serving as secretary in 2003 and president in 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008. She is a two-time Volunteer of the Year, receiving that honor in 2002 and 2009. She received the President’s Volunteer Service Silver Award in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009, and received the Gold Award in 2008.
Alice Boggs, a member of the Auxiliary since March 8, 1990, received a 5,500-hour bar during the meeting. She has the distinction of serving as president of the Auxiliary nine times since joining the group. She held that office from 1990-1995, 1998-1999 and again in 2006. In 1999 and 2008, she was selected as the local group’s Volunteer of the Year. In 2008, she was recognized as the Alabama Hospital Association’s Outstanding Volunteer. She received the President’s Volunteer Service Bronze Award in 2005, 2006 and 2009 and the Silver Award in 2008. In 2007, she received the Gold Award and she also received the President’s Call To Service award for over 4,000 hours of service over a lifetime.