This year the annual Senior Circle volunteer recognition program was presented in a grand fashion. The volunteers were honored during the Circle of Friends Celebration Jan. 19.
For the second year in a row, Sue Beckwith was honored as Volunteer of the Year for her devotion and dedication to Senior Circle. Beckwith also serves as the president of the Senior Circle Advisory Board. "Thanks just doesn't seem to be enough for her hard work," said Kathy Coombes, Senior Circle program coordinator.
The Top Recruiter and winner of the local Member-to-Member campaign went to Diana Pribbenow. Pribbenow recruited 19 new members from Oct. 15 through Dec. 15.
The Member of Distinction Ruth Hardister, was awarded her five-year. "She is invaluable and loved by all," Coombes said.
The Volunteers of the Month -- Sue Beckwith, Judi Harman, Darrel Elston, Phyllis Engleman and Fran Lola -- each received a beautiful pin and a gift certificate.
"The success of our Senior Circle chapter is due to the dedication of our 45 volunteers who are at our facility five days a week and work together as a team," said Coombes.
This year, volunteers who handle the reception desk and gift shop and work a committed four-hour shift each week received a Desk Team Award. They each received a pin that was engraved "Together We Shine -- SC 2007". Recipients were: Christel Aigner, Sue Beckwith, Gerri Bacon, Pat Carr, June Elston, Phyllis Engleman, LouAnn Fentzlaff, Ruth Hardister, Judi Harman, Ruth Hulse, Amy Petersen, Clara Pribbenow, Diana Pribbenow, Marge Roche, Pat Rollinson, Jean Weible, Luaine Williams and Marcia Williamson.
The Senior Circle also honored Rick Clark and Phyllis Ellis with team pin awards for volunteering each week to teach tai chi and line dancing.