Scott Kailer was recognized as 2017 Volunteer of the Year as Anita Lysell and Barbara Jones were recipients of the new Past Service Award at the Volunteer Recognition Celebration November 9. At the event, 71 volunteers were thanked for contributing 1,780 hours of service in 2017.
Special speaker was Sarah Cheney, executive director of Shepherd’s Center of America from Winston Salem, NC. She was invited to Wichita to meet with the SCWW Board of Trustees to provide an overview of activities provided by the 55 Shepherd’s Centers across the United States.
Scott’s volunteer service includes providing technical support and serving as chairman of the trustee Financial Viability Committee. The Past Service Award was initiated at the suggestion of several SCWW participants that there be a means to recognize volunteers who provide dedicated service over several years. Anita and Barbara have demonstrated creativity in providing attractive luncheon table decorations.
The leader of Shepherd’s Center of America pointed out that Shepherd’s Centers were among the first non-profit organizations to incorporate the experience, vitality, wisdom and compassion of older adults into leadership rolls. The local organizations seek to identify unmet community needs relating to older adults and then use the resources within this age group to satisfy the unmet needs.
The Shepherd's Center depends on volunteers to do everything from develop programs to marketing to answering the phone. If you are looking for a place to serve, please contact Judy Castor, Volunteer Coordinator at 680-1214.
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