Volunteer of the Year

Volunteer of the Year 2018 Treasurer Jerry

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Volunteers and Awards

The volunteer contributions and leadership to Mature Friends can occur over many years and in many different forms:
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.
Volunteer Presentation

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 does our 2018 recipient.

Legacy Presentation

President Bruce 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 Mature 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 standing ovation.

John Wott with His Award

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

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.

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