Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) has honoured it’s many volunteers. RVH holds and annual Auxiliary Awards celebration and ceremony to thank its 750 person volunteer force.
Janice Skot, president and CEO says “Year after year, Auxiliary staff tirelessly fundraise for new services and equipment at RVH.” This ceremony recognizes the mark they leave on every square foot of this health centre.
The recipient of the 2019 Award of Distinction was Betty Fyshe who has been a volunteer since 2000 and also served as the Auxiliary President.
This year Marlene Birnie was recognized for 45 years of volunteer service and Ella Brennan and Daphne Watton for 40 years of service.
Other years of service recipients were Helen Thompson, Marjorie McLeod, Patricia McLeod – 30 years; 25 years of service Nancy Brownlie, Helen Cooper, Bernice Grant, Randy Harradine, Jean McGinley, Bev Neely, Jean Patchett, Monika Zimmerman – 25 years of service.
The Auxiliary also awarded Life Memberships, Outstanding Service Awards and Awards of Merit.
Life Memberships – awarded to those who model RVH’s values, have demonstrated consistent dedication to the Auxiliary and volunteering, have taken on extra responsibilities and have previously won the Outstanding Service Award: Brenda Clayton, Marjan Deller, Elaine Hines, Brian Pope, David Sands
Outstanding Service Award pins – awarded to those who have shown leadership in a major service and/or on the Auxiliary Board: Joan Acheson, Rosalind Gayler, Pat Gibson, Bernice Grant, Val Hendry, Al Hicks, Dave Hillock, Henry Koopmans
Awards of Merit – awarded to Auxiliary members for their outstanding contributions: Mary-Florence Bartley, Bill Bowler, Marg Bowler, Mel Coutanche, Brian Daniels. Lea Duggan, Carol Frizell, Janet Gaston, John Gilbride, Diane Henderson, Binny Karir, Cathy Martinelli, Lise McCourt (current Auxiliary President), Lorne McMann, Sharon McMann, Marsha Pepin, Ernest Raposo, Donna Smurthwaite, Bill Soule, Yvette Thiffault