AAMC Volunteer Auxiliary Honored
Abbeville Area Medical Center hosted a special recognition dinner for its hospital Auxiliary at the Civic Center on April 22nd honoring the more than 5,000 hours of service given by members last year.
Meg Davis, Marketing, Foundation & Volunteer Services Director, greeted those in attendance and read a poem she had written honoring AAMC’s volunteers. She also thanked the volunteers for the many ways each gives back to the hospital, its patients and staff.
Davis also stated that had AAMC paid their volunteers for the time they gave, it would have totaled more than $101,000.00, based on the average pay rate for volunteers in South Carolina listed on independentsector.com.
Following dinner catered by Elaine Nixon, long-time volunteer Seleda Mims who had passed away during the year was fondly remembered with special comments by fellow volunteer Willie Bell Wright.
Auxiliary President Frances Lewis presented pins to the volunteers based on the number of hours they had given during their years of service. Sennia Wilson of Abbeville was honored for volunteering more than 4,200 cumulative hours, the most of any volunteer. Jennie Leverich of Abbeville was also recognized for giving 249 hours during 2013/14, the most given by any volunteer.
A special humorous skit was presented to the group by Barbara Rambo.
“The time, effort and love to give to AAMC truly is invaluable,” stated Rich Osmus, AAMC CEO. “You give of yourselves unselfishly to both our patients and our staff. We are very blessed to have each and every one of you involved with our organization.”
Recognition for cumulative hours of volunteer service was as follows: 100 hours – Edith Brawley and Miriam Leslie, 200 Hours – Juanita Walton and Karen Stacy; 300 hours – Lena Johnson and Julius King; 400 hours - Martha Jackson and Lottie Ibell; 500 - Rose Childers, Floree Cowan, Robert Hawkins, Harvey Lansing, Betty Moss and Pauline Simmons; 600 hours – Mary Barnette, Doris Bollman, Cletta Brewer, Jackie Calhoun, Ruth Merritt, Milton Mims, Shirley Wilson and Willie Bell Wright; 700 hours –Alice Burgan, Juliett Burnett, and Thelma Woody; 800 hours – Dale Osmus and Mary Smith; 1,000 hours – Jackie Brown; 1,100 hours - Josephine Martin; 1,200 hours – Verlie Smith; 1,300 hours – Frances Lewis and Suzanne Smith; 1,600 hours – Jennie Leverich; 2,200 hours – Evelyn Fossett; 3,600 hours – Mary Olsen; 4,200 – Sennia Wilson.
Louise Aikens, Joy Bolen, Linda Boozer, Shelby Maffett, Carol Napton, Hattie Paul, Sabra Price and Connie Speer were also recognized for their service.