Thank You for Seven Decades of Smiles – And Much More

Seen in image above: Every year, the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon provides a special opportunity to say thank you to our amazing volunteers. Here, some of the volunteers who were recognized gathered together: James Pitruniak (5 Years), Dawn Atwood-Ouellette (20 Years), Elinor Jordan (30 Years), Margaret Countryman (25 Years), Grace Robinson (10 Years), Sharel Bell (5 Years), Elizabeth Luck (5 Years), and Linda Foster (V-Pin recipient). Courtesy photo

WINCHESTER — The Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) volunteers were honoured at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon held at the Chesterville Legion on April 18.
And the accolades were well-deserved! For 70 years, the Auxiliary has been supporting patients, staff and our community, lending a helping hand wherever needed. In fact, our volunteers donated 13,000 hours of time in 2017.
The luncheon included a wonderful Italian buffet, as well as entertainment provided by CEO Cholly Boland, CIO Sean O’Brien and Engineer Brian McAulay.

At the event, several volunteers were recognized for milestone anniversaries:
30 years – Elinor Jordan
25 years – Margaret Countryman
20 years – Dawn Atwood- Ouellette
20 years – Lisa Streng
10 years – Grace Robinson
5 years – Sharel Bell
5 years – Madeline Bourbonnais
5 years – Elizabeth Luck
5 years – James Pitruniak
5 years – Shawn Sutton
5 years – Mike Villeneuve
5 years – Marieke vanNoppen
5 years – Stephen McClellan
5 years – Andrew Barrett

Linda Foster and Brenda Pascoe were also recognized for going above and beyond in their duties. They received an Auxiliary V-Pin.
Congratulations and thank you to all of our volunteers! The need for more volunteers always exists. If you are interested in volunteering at WDMH, please contact Catherine O’Neill at coneill@wdmh.on.ca or 613-774-2420 ext. 6323.

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