of the Year 2018 Treasurer Jerry
Volunteers and Awards
The volunteer contributions and
leadership to Mature Friends can occur over many years and in many
- Serving on the board
- Assuming a leadership role as an officer on the board
- Leading an activity
- Participating in Mature Friends’ activities
Each year, Mature Friends honor a
volunteer for his or her service to the membership and the president
presents this volunteer with an engraved plaque.
Partly because the membership nominated so many deserving people for
Volunteer of the Year, President John Chaney created the Legacy Award
for outstanding service in every way, over many years. In 2014, John
named Len Tritsch to be the first Legacy Award winner. Len served as
president, board member, leader of the exercise group, and volunteered
for many tasks vital to keeping Mature Friends functioning.
Presenting This Year’s Awards
Next, our president announced the
winners of the Volunteer of the Year and the Legacy awards.
Vounteer of the Year — The Envelope Please. . . .
President Bruce handed out this year’s Volunteer of the Year award to
Jerry Paulukonis, our treasurer, board member, and coordinator of one
of our newest activities, the Oddball Outings.
Congratulations to the 2018 Volunteer of the Year: Jerry Paulukonis!
Legacy Award — The Envelope Please. . . .
Next, President Bruce presented the Legacy Award for 2017 to long-time
leader of our ever popular Garden Tours, John Wott
Volunteer contributions and leadership to Mature Friends can occur over
many years and in many different forms. Service on the board, assuming
a leadership role as an officer, becoming an activity head, and just
plain cheerful participation. The past recipients of the award, Len
Tritsch, Bob McQ., Don McK, and Paul Smith exemplified these traits as
Presenting the Legacy Award to John Wott in Absentia Via a Cell Phone
In addition to organizing the popular Garden Tours, John has been a
Friends board member and vice-president. One member said: “His
attachment to the organization,
its mission, the ‘family’ ambiance, his fondness for its members, and
his relentless exemplary commitment to its well-being qualify him for
recognition. When events and functions are scheduled, they make up the
highlight of his day.”
And so it was an honor to present the third Legacy Award to John. In
congratulations and thanks, the membership gave him a well-deserved
Congratulations to the 201 Mature Friends Legacy Award recipient: Dr. John Wott!
Recognizing Our Volunteer
First off, our president Bruce presented our board and officers
for the fiscal year of July 2017 through June 2018:
Mature Friends Board for 2018–2019
- Bruce T., President
- Mike P., Vice-President
- Jerry P., Treasurer
- Scott M., Secretary
- Dean K., Membership
- David T., Member at large
- Barry B., Member at large
- Steve Langley, Travel Coordinator
- Curt Johnson, Website creator and webmaster
When you join Mature Friends or for those who are members, please
consider serving on the board or leading an activity. Our volunteers
are the heart of our organization.