Share Medical Center holds annual volunteer dinner
Share Medical Center held its annual volunteer appreciation dinner last night at Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Ranger Room. Administration, board members, department managers, volunteers and their guests were in attendance.
The evening was capped off with the first ever SMC Volunteer of the Year Award. This year’s recipient was Lynn Heasley who volunteered over 983 hours during the 2013 year.
(Photo: L-R Lynn Heasley and Kandice Allen)
Other award recipients included the Alva Hospital Authority whose members included Jason Gaisford, chairman, Darlene Sanderson, vice-chairman, Scott Brown, secretary, Terry Cline, Dr. Elizabeth Kinzie, Steve Knox, and Halah Simon.
(Photo: L-R Halah Simon, Dr. Elizabeth Kinzie, Steve Knox, Terry Kline, Darlene Sanderson, Scott Brown, and Kandice Allen, SMC CEO.)
The SMC Foundation Board whose members included Terry Cline, chairman, Elizabeth Smith, vice-chairman, Rita Goodrich, employee representative and secretary, Steve Knox, Sue Reed, Helen Thiesing, and Steve Valencia.
(Photo: L-R Steve Valencia, Steve Knox, Elizabeth Smith, Terry Cline and Kandice Allen)
The category called Group Service Volunteers are groups and sometimes individuals who work to provide a service to our residents or patients. Listed below are the groups/individuals and how they volunteered at Share Medical Center, Share Convalescent Home and/or The Homestead. They are:
Boy Scout Troup 379 who hung Christmas lights at the nursing home during the holidays.
Girl Scouts – Western Oklahoma Inc. funded and built a gazebo for The Homestead.
(Photo: L-R Girls Scouts – Western Oklahoma Inc. – Judy Nelson, Leah Maier and Kandice Allen)
First Baptist Church Women on a Mission purchased aprons for the Convalescent Home dietary department.
(Photo: L-R First Baptist Church Women on a Mission – Dee Mason, Sue Henderson and Kandice Allen)
Freedom 4-H and FFA raked the lawn and hung Christmas lights at the Convalescent Home.
Petunia Garden Club provided flower arrangements, cleaned flower beds, and planted flowers in the interior garden at the Convalescent Home.
(Photo: L-R Petunia Garden Club – Barbara Case, Wanda Cox and Kandice Allen)
The Rough Cuts provided entertainment to the residents of The Homestead.
Longfellow Elementary School Pre-K provided mentoring opportunities for the residents of The Homestead to the pre-kindergarteners in a state-wide award winning program called “Greats and Grands”.
Drew Cunningham provided yard work at The Homestead for college course credit.
Helen Janzen and Charla Parker sung and played the piano at the Convalescent Home.
(Photo: L-R Charla Parker, Helen Janzen and Kandice Allen)
Chuck Lightfoot provided bible lessons and ministry to the Homestead residents.
Judy Pistole provided ministry to the Homestead residents.
Fred Riggins provided entertainment to the Homestead residents.
Brenda Shelley volunteered as a CNA at the Convalescent Home for her license certification.
Marvin Smith entertained the Homestead residents.
Alva Church of the Nazarene, Alva Wesleyan Church, Bible Baptist Church, Cedar Grove Wesleyan Church, Church of God, College Hill Church of Christ, First Christian Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Friends Church, Town and Country Church, Zion Lutheran Church – all provided ministry services to the residents of the Convalescent Home throughout the year.
(Photo: L-R Town and Country Christian Church – Sherri Lau, Margaret Cole, Paul Cole and Kandice Allen)
SMC Program Volunteers are broken into four levels. Volunteers who have contributed up to 249 hours of volunteer work were April French, Chandra Murrow, Jenny Roberta Silcott, Pam Lyon, Nelda Heasley, Elisa Pribble, Margaret Barton, Amber Cook, Francis Declan, Amy Mikles, Sarah Armbruster, Tiffany George, Jerri Smith, Philip Ridgeway, and Milford White.
(Photo: L-R Margaret Barton, Elisa Pribble, Kandice Allen, and Nelda Heasley)
Volunteers who have contributed over 250 hours of volunteer work included Cheyenne Vasquez, Ivan Rose, Eleanor Pellerin, and Charles Pellerin,
(Photo: L-R Charles Pellerin, Kandice Allen, and Cheyenne Vasquez)
Volunteers who have contributed over 500 hours of volunteer work were Kenneth Brown and Carroll Devinney.
(Photo: L-R Kandice Allen and Kenneth Brown)
Lynn Heasley is the only volunteer who has reached the 1,000 hour level of volunteerism at Share Medical Center.
(Photo: L-R Lynn Heasley and Kandice Allen)
Margaret Goss provided entertainment the attendees with string instruments from her collection. The instruments were a bowed psaltery and autoharp.
(Photo: L-R Margaret Goss playing her bowed psaltery.)
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