Volunteers from the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary welcomed a special guest and honored members who achieved service milestones at a luncheon on September 8.
The Honorable Victoria Jackson-Stanley, mayor of the city of Cambridge, was the guest speaker at the Auxiliary luncheon. The mayor applauded the volunteers who gave over 18,000 hours of their time to support Dorchester General Hospital. Auxiliary members are essential to the operation of the Robin Hood Shop and the Hospitality Shop as well as at the hospital’s front desk, in the Emergency Department and in patient care areas.
Mayor Jackson-Stanley, who is also a social worker, said, “As someone who works with those in need, I appreciate what you do in our community.”
Before the awards ceremony, Diane McCarthy, president of the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary, presented Mayor Jackson-Stanley with an Auxiliary pin and welcomed her as an honorary member of the volunteer organization.
Service awards were presented to Auxiliary volunteers by the awards chairman Sue Murrell and Patti Willis, vice president of corporate communications for Shore Health System.
Twenty four Auxiliary members received awards for their lifetime hours of service. Mildred Lewis and Yoshi Smith topped the list with 4,000 hours. Jean Baker, Christine Burkett, Clara Evan, Janet Lawrence and Diane McCarthy were honored for contributing 2,000 hours of service.
Other honorees were Nancy Gale and Becky Norma with 1,000 hours; Peggy Anderson, Joe Blankley, June McKelvey, Alexandria Snell, Betty Vickers and Frances Young with 500 hours; and Pat Allen, Vera Block, Doris Brohawn, Nancy Duvall, Barbara Hales, Fa Wei Houng, Pat Hurley, Phyliss Murphy and Jane Showalter with 250 hours.