CONWAY — Memorial Hospital honored its volunteers on Wednesday, May 8, at its annual volunteer awards luncheon at the White Mountain Hotel and Resort in North Conway. Thirty-two volunteers received recognition for over 5,600 hours of service in 2018. The Shining Star Volunteer of the Year Award was also presented.

The awards were presented by Memorial Hospital Trustee Chair Mary DeVeau and fellow Board Members Laura Jawitz, Barbara Hopkins and Michelle O’Donnell.

The “Shining Star” Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Barbara Butler at the event. Butler serves as a greeter and in the hospital gift shop.

Volunteer Coordinator Peter Waugh said: “The Shining Star Award recognizes a volunteer who has gone above and beyond to serve our patients, families and the hospital staff. Each week, Barbara brings a smile to patients, their families and friends, and staff when she greets them at the main entrance, or in the gift shop depending on what she is scheduled to do that particular day.”

“She corrals and cleans the wheelchairs and makes sure each patient has one (or an umbrella) at the ready when needed. She also readily fills in in the Gift Shop when needed, sometimes on a moment’s notice!” Waugh adds.

2018 Volunteer Hours Awards pins are awarded for every 100 hours of service. The following volunteers were given pins:

100 Hours: Joy Check, Caryn Farrell and Dawna Houk.

200 Hours: Joyce Boucher.

300 Hours: Dwight Nall and Rita Harding.

400 Hours: Lorelei Estes and Martha Mawhorr.

500 Hours: Ann Marie Murphy, Nancy Brothers and Barbara Butler.

600 Hours: Curtis Hayes, Patricia Mason, Arden Schoen and Ken Williams.

800 Hours: Ed Lawton.

1,100 Hours: Dody Coman.

1,200 Hours: Judy Botsford and Richard Van Dyne.

1,300 Hours: Joanne Brooks and Kim Henry.

1,400 Hours: Shirley Van Dyne.

1,500 Hours: Merle Weber.

1,600 Hours: Jeannie Poliquin.

2,100 Hours: Maryann Hartigan.

2,200 Hours: Beverly Taylor.

2,400 Hours: Mary Thomas.

2,800 Hours: Susan Proctor.

3,500 Hours: Carol Westervelt.

4,700 Hours: Janet Anthony, Clara Broglio and Fay McLeod.

Those wishing to learn more about volunteering at Memorial Hospital are encouraged to contact Peter Waugh at (603) 356-5461 ext. 2291 or pwaugh@memorialhospitalnh.org. Volunteer opportunities are available for all regardless of areas of interest or experience, for any amount of time, great or small.

The awards were presented by Memorial Hospital Trustee Chair Mary DeVeau and fellow Board Members Laura Jawitz, Barbara Hopkins and Michelle O’Donnell.

The “Shining Star” Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Barbara Butler at the event. Butler serves as a greeter and in the hospital gift shop.

Volunteer Coordinator Peter Waugh said: “The Shining Star Award recognizes a volunteer who has gone above and beyond to serve our patients, families and the hospital staff. Each week Barbara brings a smile to patients, their families and friends, and staff when she greets them at the main entrance, or in the gift shop depending on what she is scheduled to do that particular day.”

"She corrals and cleans the wheelchairs and makes sure each patient has one (or an umbrella) at the ready when needed. She also readily fills in in the Gift Shop when needed, sometimes on a moment’s notice!” Waugh adds.

2018 Volunteer Hours Awards pins are awarded for every 100 hours of service. The following volunteers were given pins:

100 Hours: Joy Check, Caryn Farrell and Dawna Houk.

200 Hours: Joyce Boucher.

300 Hours: Dwight Nall and Rita Harding.

400 Hours: Lorelei Estes and Martha Mawhorr.

500 Hours: Ann Marie Murphy, Nancy Brothers and Barbara Butler.

600 Hours: Curtis Hayes, Patricia Mason, Arden Schoen and Ken Williams.

800 Hours: Ed Lawton.

1,100 Hours: Dody Coman.

1,200 Hours: Judy Botsford and Richard Van Dyne.

1,300 Hours: Joanne Brooks and Kim Henry.

1,400 Hours: Shirley Van Dyne.

1,500 Hours: Merle Weber.

1,600 Hours: Jeannie Poliquin.

2,100 Hours: Maryann Hartigan.

2,200 Hours: Beverly Taylor.

2,400 Hours: Mary Thomas.

2,800 Hours: Susan Proctor.

3,500 Hours: Carol Westervelt.

4,700 Hours: Janet Anthony, Clara Broglio and Fay McLeod.

Those wishing to learn more about volunteering at Memorial Hospital are encouraged to contact Peter Waugh at (603) 356-5461 ext. 2291 or pwaugh@memorialhospitalnh.org. Volunteer opportunities are available for all regardless of areas of interest or experience, for any amount of time, great or small.

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