BWWMH recognizes Auxiliary

SILVER AWARD WINNERS: President's Volunteer Service Silver Award Winners: front row, from left, Agnes Willingham, Biboo Webb, Brenda Packer and Daphne Glaser; second row, Mae Johnson, Marge Reinecke, Rebecca Culpepper and Pearl Slay; back row, Betty Baxley and J.D. Barnes.

SILVER AWARD WINNERS: President’s Volunteer Service Silver Award Winners: front row, from left, Agnes Willingham, Biboo Webb, Brenda Packer and Daphne Glaser; second row, Mae Johnson, Marge Reinecke, Rebecca Culpepper and Pearl Slay; back row, Betty Baxley and J.D. Barnes.

Members of the Bryan Whitfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary gathered for the annual National Volunteer Week luncheon held in their honor on April 25 at historic Lyon Hall in Demopolis.

“The Bryan Whitfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is one of the most active, influential volunteer organizations in Demopolis,” said Chrissy Brooker, Volunteer Services Coordinator. “We enjoy taking this opportunity to express our gratitude and appreciation for all they do for the hospital and the patients we serve each year.”

Each year members of the organization select one of their members whom they feel best exemplifies the spirit of volunteerism as their Volunteer of the Year. This year’s recipient is Ruth Levitz. A member since August 2007, Levitz has been very active in the organization in various positions. She has chaired numerous committees and has worked in the Gift Shop for a number of years where she recently changed from volunteer to employee status as the new Gift Shop Manager. As the volunteer of the year, she received certificate of appreciation, a pin, and an original painting by local artist Kirk Brooker, commissioned in her honor.

BRONZE AWARD WINNERS:  President's Volunteer Service Bronze Award Winners: front row, from left, Hester Brown, Kathy Patterson and Dorothy Russell; second row, Nellie Adams, Alice Washburn, Charlotte Criswell and Carolyn Bell; back row, Juliette McNamara, Hilda Elmore, Georgette Griffith and Buddy Jones. Not shown are: Peggy Dunklin, Dorothy Wright, Eloise Wilkerson, Betty McCormick, Ruth Randall, Johnnie Knott, Brenda Parr, Anne Fleming, Mary Barnes, Aubrey Randall, Carolyn Davison, Carol Bell, Alice Boggs and Carol Glass.

BRONZE AWARD WINNERS: President’s Volunteer Service Bronze Award Winners: front row, from left, Hester Brown, Kathy Patterson and Dorothy Russell; second row, Nellie Adams, Alice Washburn, Charlotte Criswell and Carolyn Bell; back row, Juliette McNamara, Hilda Elmore, Georgette Griffith and Buddy Jones. Not shown are: Peggy Dunklin, Dorothy Wright, Eloise Wilkerson, Betty McCormick, Ruth Randall, Johnnie Knott, Brenda Parr, Anne Fleming, Mary Barnes, Aubrey Randall, Carolyn Davison, Carol Bell, Alice Boggs and Carol Glass.

Eight members of the Auxiliary were recognized for reaching the five years of service mark including Nellie Adams, Mary Barnes, Charlotte Criswell, Rebecca Culpepper, Carolyn Davison, Johnnie Knott, Kathy Patterson and Dorothy Wright.

The newest members of the Auxiliary are Carolyn Bell, Lynn Hoggle, Tina Cork, Allison Glass, Jan McDonald and their youngest member, VolunTEEN Lauren Osburn.

A highlight of the luncheon each year is the presentation of the President’s Call To Service Awards for hours worked during the past year. During calendar year 2012, members of the Auxiliary racked up an impressive 10,303 hours of service.

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR: Auxiliary President Rebecca Culpepper, left, presents the Volunteer of the Year Award to Ruth Levitz, right.

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR: Auxiliary President Rebecca Culpepper, left, presents the Volunteer of the Year Award to Ruth Levitz, right.

Established in 2003, the President‘s Volunteer Service Award is available on an annual basis to individuals, groups and families who have met or exceeded requirements for volunteer service and have demonstrated exemplary citizenship through volunteering. As one of thousands of certifying organizations participating in the award program, BWWMH confers the award to recognize the outstanding achievements of its volunteers.

Those receiving Bronze Awards for 100-249 hours of volunteer service in calendar year 2012 were:

Carolyn Bell – 122

Peggy Dunklin – 127

Dorothy Wright – 143

Charlotte Criswell – 162

Juliette McNamara – 163

Eloise Wilkerson – 174

Betty McCormick – 178.5

Ruth Randall – 187

Johnnie Knott – 188

Brenda Parr – 200.5

Hilda Elmore – 201.5

Nellie Adams – 203

Anne Fleming – 204.5

Mary Barnes – 208.5

Hester Brown – 210

Aubrey Randall – 214

Buddy Jones – 217

Carolyn Davison – 222.5

Georgette Griffith – 234.5

Carol Bell – 237

Alice Boggs – 237

Rachel Lamb – 237

Carol Glass – 239.5

Dorothy Russell – 240.5

Alice Washburn – 243.5

Kathy Patterson – 246

Receiving Silver Awards for 250 – 499 hours of service in calendar year 2012 are:

Biboo Webb – 250

J.D. Barnes – 268

Daphne Glaser – 270.5

Brenda Packer – 291.5

Agnes Willingham – 300

Rebecca Culpepper – 320.5

Marge Reinecke – 336

Betty Baxley – 341

Mae Johnson – 347.5

Pearl Slay – 376

Ruth Levitz – 488.5

Those interested in joining the BWWMH Auxiliary are encouraged to call 334-287-2626 for more information.