Thursday, February 17, 2011

CARG Volunteer of the year award - 14 February, 2011

CARG Volunteer of the year award

Pictured left to right: Vic Zapf; Ruth Redden; Helen Wallace; Cathy Matlock

The award was given to two people this year, and presented at the annual pancake breakfast on February 14, 2011. This is the tenth year that this award has been given in recognition for volunteers who have been involved in the CARG program.

Presenter Cathy Matlock said "I consider it a privilege to be asked to be on a panel to choose and recognize a special volunteer, a person who has given so much time to this organization since 1995. Serving on the Executive, her organizational skills were very professional. She planned many social events over the years when on the Executive. She is one of the first members of CARG through the Field House doors each morning, eager to get on with her day. She takes our money early in the morning on collection days. She sets up our exercise equipment on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from October to April. She is never too busy to listen to our troubles and stories about what has happened to us in the last 24 hours and is genuinely concerned. When volunteer lists go up on the bulletin board, her name is usually the first to be written in. She was a dedicated and loving care giver to her life partner and is a very dear friend to many of us. May I present to you our choice for the Volunteer Award for 2011: Helen Wallace"

Presenter Vic Zapf said "It is indeed a pleasure to have been asked to introduce the Recipient for the CARG Volunteer of The Year Award for 2011. Our nominee has been a participant in the exercise program for 8 years, and Treasurer of CARG for 4 years, and has also been a visitor to heart patients at RUH. This person was also involved with the Saskatchewan Heart and Stroke as a member of the Canadian Heart Health Strategies and Action Plan. This report was published in 2009. This person was a member of the national steering committee for Heart & Stroke. The above mentioned acts of volunteerism were not enough, this person also is ready to offer their services in any capacity whether it be with CARG, Her Church, or the community
at large. It gives me great pleasure to present this plaque to Ms. Ruth Redden. On behalf of all the members of CARG I congratulate you and thank you for your volunteer efforts"

The CARG Executive and all members also thank Helen and Ruth for their contribution to our organization

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