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Valley West volunteers honored for their service

Published: Saturday, July 19, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT
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Valley West Hospital volunteers (from left) Bonnie Thompson, Doris Miller and Karol Grandgeorge received 2,000-hour pins at the Valley West Hospital Auxiliary annual meeting and spring luncheon. They are pictured with Jana Kingston, Volunteer Services coordinator.

Valley West Hospital volunteers were honored for their service at the annual meeting and spring luncheon on May 14 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Somonauk.

Volunteer Services Coordinator Jana Kingston gave out pins for accumulated hours during the past year to volunteers. Bonnie Thompson, Doris Miller and Karol Grandgeorge received 2,000-hour pins. Betty Warren, Helen Kocek and Karen Oldeen earned 1,000-hour pins. Linda Koch and Carol Smiricky received 500-hour pins for accumulated hours.

Linda Koch, volunteer in the Diabetes Education Clinic, received a 400-hour pin. Betty Hargraves received a 300-400-hour pin. Bonnie Thompson, Sue Morgan, Virginia Mikulka, Karol Grandgeorge, Don and Doris Lorenz, and Karen Oldeen earned 200-300-hour pins.

This past year, 55 Can Do Attitude cards were given to 28 volunteers and two volunteers tied for receiving the most, Evonne Penn and Bobbie Culhane. 

Valley West Hospital volunteers help with fundraisers throughout the year, hospital events, blood drives and immunization clinics, serve at the reception desk, work in the gift shop, sort mail and perform clerical tasks. For more information about the Valley West Hospital Auxiliary, visit  www.kishhealth.org

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