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Red Cross honors volunteers with service pins

October 22, 2007

The Washingon County Chapter of the American Red Cross held its 90th annual Business Meeting and Volunteer Recognition on Sept. 5 at Red Cross Headquarters. Presentation of Volunteer Awards followed the annual business meeting.

The following volunteers earned service pins this past year:

· Five years - Marie Berry, John Bumbaugh, Guy Greene, William Moser.

· Ten years - Eugene Creek, John D. Hoover, Richard Humbert, Pat Kinsey, Alan Martin, Connie Pearman, Norman Pearman, Sam Reed, Doris Slayman, Lynn Spalding Jr.

· Fifteen years - Frank Erck, Elizabeth Lefebure-O'Neil, Joyce Fleming, Ray Lawton, Linda Humbert, Wayne Younker, John Kenney Twenty years - Audrey Kagle, Sylvia Lyon, Mary Smithers, H. Terrence Trovinger

Executive Director Julie Barr-Starsburg presented Robert Carder with the Executive Director's Award for his dedication and service as a board member, heroes chairman and accepting chapter administrative responsibilities.

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The Partnership Award was presented to Family Recreation Park for allowing the chapter to hold the annual minature golf tournament at the park for the past 15 years.

Barbara and Robert Bender were recipitents of the Exceptional Volunteer Service Award. They enjoy volunteering together as a couple and work in blood services and VA transportation.

The Disaster Action Team received the Beulah T. Meyers Award for Humanitarian Service for their outstanding service to the community as disaster response volunteers. They work as a team, they are compassionate, capable and caring. They are ready and willing to do the work it takes whether in Washington county or beyond.

This year marks the 90th Anniversary of the Washington County American Red Cross Chapter. The guests were presented a review of the 90-year history by Barr-Strasburg and Cassie Weaver, chairman of volunteers.

The Washington County Chapter values and thanks all the volunteers who have served in the past and currently.

Because volunteers are the heart and soul of the Red Cross, the Annual Business and Volunteer Appreciation meeting recognizes the tremendous contributions our volunteers make to the chapter.

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