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Finger Lakes Health Recognizes Volunteers and Auxilians at Annual Celebration
Finger Lakes Health recently held a recognition event honoring its volunteers and Auxilians. The event was a thank you to the 200 volunteers, Auxilians, and students who contributed nearly 18,000 hours and donated more than $29,000 to the health system in 2013. 3 Volunteers

Tim McSweeney was honored as Volunteer of the Year at Geneva General Hospital. McSweeney’s volunteer post is the main lobby desk at Geneva General. From the very first day he joined the team, he made it a point to become familiar with all the inner-workings of the hospital, often asking detailed questions to ensure he had the proper knowledge and information to help patients and visitors find their way. McSweeney consistently, graciously and enthusiastically gives of time, energy, and commitment.

Nancy Gillette was honored with the Volunteer Recognition/Appreciation Award for her dedicated service to the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital and The S&S Auxiliary. Gillette marked 30 years of service as a volunteer during 2013 and achieved a milestone of 4,500 hours contributed in volunteer service. She volunteers on the Lobby Information Desk and is secretary of the S&S Auxiliary. She lends her creative ideas to making consignment items to sell in the Peppermint Parlor and she was the brainchild of the Auxiliary’s “Remembering Those Who Served” fund-raising project.

Linda Quackenbush was honored as Auxilian of the Year for her dedication to the Huntington Living Center in Waterloo. Quackenbush has been a member of the Taylor-Brown Auxiliary for over 20 years – she is the longest serving president of the Taylor-Brown Auxiliary with a 12 year consecutive run her first term and is currently holding that position again. She has been very involved in the planning of puppet shows for area school districts, the Festival of Stars, and the annual Taylor-Brown Golf Tournament. She continues to devote her time, along with other members, in caring for the Huntington Living Center rose garden, assisting with the annual family/resident picnic, tracking and tallying all of the volunteer hours quarterly and a host of other activities.

The following volunteers/Auxiliary members completed milestone hours of service at Geneva General Hospital and Living Center North and South -- 100 hours: Therese Casey, Carol Cataldi, Alpha Gibbs, Janna Greizter, Flo Hoyt, Tim McSweeney, Bonnie Norville and Kathleen Oldfield; 200 hours: Janet Keebler; 300 hours: Pat Bucklin; 400 hours: Linda Lilyea; 500 hours: Virginia Hoover; 1,000 hours: JoAnn Linehan; 2,000 hours: Trudy Driscoll and Toni Wheatley; and 6,000 hours: Rita Mosier.

The following volunteers/Auxiliary members completed milestone hours of service at Huntington Living Center in Waterloo -- 100 hours: Daniel Feller, Vivian Rosenthal, and Andrew J. Smith Elementary School; 200 hours: Joan Allbright and Leonie Seitz; 500 hours: Marcia Phillips; 1,000 hours: Pat Cimochowski; 2,000 hours: LaFayette Intermediate School; and 8,000 hours: Betty DeBottis.

The following volunteers/Auxiliary members completed milestone hours of service at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital and The Homestead in Penn Yan -- 200 hours: Linda Reeve, Nancy Scher, and Carol Worden; 400 hours: Susan Lindenmuth; 500 hours: Ann Austerman and Jean Harman; 1,500 hours: Mary Loesch and Doris VanderWeide; 2,000 hours: JoAnn Smith and Wava Matzat; 2,500 hours: Dorothy VanDyke; 3,000 hours: Beverly Gleason, Dorothy Manning, and Marilyn Smith; 3,500 hours: Shirley Jensen; and 4,000 hours: Nancy Gillette and Sylvia Eisenhart.

For more information on how to become a volunteer or Auxilian with Finger Lakes Health, contact Christen Smith at (315) 787-4065.

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