DENNISON—During a special volunteer appreciation and recognition luncheon in June, Trinity Hospital Twin City honored all members of the Trinity Hospital Twin City United Volunteer Auxiliary. Additionally, nine volunteers were awarded service pins in recognition of their years of dedicated service to the hospital, and one volunteer was lauded as volunteer of the year.
Volunteers received service pins for anniversary milestones earned in 2016, and the group recognized represented a total of 85 years of volunteer service to the hospital. Nathan McGee of Dennison; and Delecta Ditcher and Colette Shaver of Uhrichsville were honored for five years of service. Jane Modon of Dennison, June Mathias of Gnadenhutten, Joan Beorn of New Philadelphia, Pat Smith of Tuscarawas, and Vicki Hickey of Uhrichsville were recognized for 10 years of service. Vickie Lehman of Dennison was honored for 20 years of service.
Trinity Hospital Twin City United Volunteer Auxiliary President Emillie Blackwood presentedthe Volunteer of the Year award to Norma Jean McGuire of Dennison. McGuire has been a hospital volunteer for 24 years, and she has faithfully served at the front desk and in the coffee bar and gift shop. She has also assisted with fundraisers.
“She is very kind and a friend to everyone,” noted Blackwood of McGuire. “She always works at our card parties and bake sales and supports all of our projects.”
“We are so thankful for all of our volunteers,” shared Blackwood. “Without their dedication and hard work, we would not be able to assist the hospital in funding much-needed equipment for patient care.”
Community members of all ages are welcome to join the Trinity Hospital Twin City United Volunteer Auxiliary. Opportunities are available to volunteer for as little as one shift a month to several shifts a month. Officers of the United Volunteer Auxiliary include President Emillie Blackwood of Gnadenhutten, Vice Presidents Jan Thomas of Gnadenhutten and Barb Besozzi of Scio, Treasurer Carolyn McCoy of Tuscarawas, Assistant Treasurer Debbie Heddleson of Tuscarawas, and Secretaries Helen Gordon of Tippecanoe and Connie Colvin of New Philadelphia.