Missouri Assistant State Ombudsman Treaka Young spoke as one of two keynotes.
Attendees included (L to R) Ombudsman Barbara Hertling, Missouri Assistant State Ombudsmen Treaka Young and Susan Tonarely, Missouri State Ombudsman Kay Dinolfo, Ombudsman Clarence Wilson and Board Member Bud Funk.
VOYCE Volunteer Coordinator Susan Press helps Office Assistant Pat Regan (right) celebrate her birthday that day.
Attendees included (L to R) Roberta Stolz, Board Member Stephanie Rolhfs-Young, Joyce Wilton of Aberdeen Heights, Volunteer Cindy Paige, Robert Komor and Ombudsmen Carol Komor, Rita Schmitt and Eleanor Schmitt.
Attendees included (L to R) Ombudsmen Ken Cluck, Rita Glastris, Ed Ruhlman, Cathy Harbaugh, Spouse Bob Harbaugh, Ombudsmen Greg Chopin, Katie Chopin and Mary Anne Brooks.
Recognition awards went to (L to R) Teresa Sicking (20 years), Cathy Harbaugh (15 years), Rick Bender (nine years), Anthony Lomax (volunteer recruitment), Ed Ruhlman (20 years), Eleanor Schmitt (five years), June Brown (10 years), (not pictured) Judy Sampsel (10 years), Ron Pemberton (10 years) and Gene Suddarth (volunteer recruitment).
VOYCE Honors Volunteers at Awards Luncheon March 4
An overflow crowd of 64 volunteers, staff and board members attended the Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon at The Hallmark in Creve Coeur. Board Member Elizabeth Heidt emceed the event. Keynote speakers were Rita Halpin, 25-year volunteer for Mercy Hospice and VOYCE 2013 Caregiver Award Recipient, and Treaka Young, Missouri Assistant State Ombudsman.
Volunteering 20 Years and Counting...
Board Chair Tim Effinger presented awards to thank the following volunteers for their years of service: 20-year Ombudsmen Ed Ruhlman and Teresa Sicking, 15-year Ombudsman Cathy Harbaugh, 10-year Ombudsmen June Brown and Judy Sampsel and 5-year Ombudsman Eleanor Schmitt. Anthony Lomax and Gene Suddarth received awards for volunteer recruitment. VOYCE also recognized retiring board members: Rick Bender, Lori Winter, Ursula Shaner, Stephen Paur and Carroll Rodriquez.
Sponsored by The Hallmark of Creve Coeur
Attendees included (L to R) Ombudsman Steve Schoenbeck, Norma Fogelbach, Ombudsman Roger Fogelbach, Ombudsman Bob Snyder, Ombudsman Aneeta Brown, Regional Ombudsman Coordinator Teresa Buehler, Ombudsman Dean Brown, Board Member Emily Weber and Ombudsman Brandii Palmisano.
Regional Ombudsman Coordinator, Teresa Buehler, presents 10-year award to Ombudsman Ron Pemberton.
Ombudsman Teresa Sicking received recognition for 20 years of service.
VOYCE Director of Public Policy Sheri Bilderback and VOYCE Office Assistant Pat Regan attended.
Attendees included (L to R) Ombudsman Edith Cole, Board Member Elizabeth Heidt, Board Member Barbara Potts, Retired Board Member Lori Winter, Ombudsman Teresa Sicking and Volunteer Tina Bauer.
Board Chair Tim Effinger presented awards.
Board Members Elizabeth Heidt and Emily Weber staffed registration.
Attendees included (L to R) Liz Schneider, Retired Board Member Rick Bender, Volunteer Carol Bender, Board Member Jim Brasfield, Intern Shreya Gopal, Ombudsman Tom McCormick, Regional Ombudsman Coordinator Kate Massot and Ombudsman Benita Crook.
Attendees included (L to R) Ombudsman Ron Pemberton, Barbara Pemberton, Ombudsman Barbara Black, Lynette Woods, Ombudsman Amanda Rhodes and Ombudsman Anthony Lomax.
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