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CaroMont Recognizes Volunteers at 63rd Annual Volunteer Luncheon


CaroMont Health Says 'Thank You' to Volunteers

CaroMont Health and the CaroMont Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized more than 250 volunteers at the 63rd Annual Volunteer Luncheon on June 22, 2015. Last year, volunteers contributed 30,000 service hours, the equivalent of $676,500, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center and nearly $60,000 scholarship dollars to individuals in Gaston County who are pursuing a career in healthcare.

“It is an honor to be a part of today’s volunteer appreciation luncheon,” said Doug Luckett, President and CEO at CaroMont Health. “You are true assets to our organization and through your service above self, you are impacting the lives of others every day at CaroMont Regional Medical Center.”

Among those honored was John W. Waldrop, Jr. who was recognized with the Volunteer of the Year award for 2015. Mr. Waldrop has volunteered at CaroMont Regional in various capacities for more than 10 years and has served on the Auxiliary Board as the first Vice President and Parliamentarian for the past six years. His wife, Sarah Waldrop, also volunteers and served as Auxiliary President in 2008. Mr. Waldrop is very active in his church at Holy Trinity Lutheran in Gastonia. He and his wife have been married nearly 51 years and have two daughters, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

“John is a dependable person who makes a point to extend a smile, warm hug and a candy-filled hand to anyone who walks through the hospital doors,” said Julie Young, Volunteer Coordinator at CaroMont Health. “He has brought me, and many others, so much joy and happiness over the years.”

Immediately following the luncheon, the volunteers held their annual meeting. During this time, nine volunteers with more than 36 years of service were recognized including Betty Hacker who has been volunteering at CaroMont for 54 years. Additionally, new officers for 2015 were announced at this time followed by a ceremonial presentation of the past-presidents pin and gavel.

CaroMont Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Officers for 2015-2016 are:

Loretta Bell, President
Deborah Raines, President-Elect
Tom McBride – Vice President
John Gibbs – Recording Secretary
Lou Carter – Corresponding Secretary
John Waldrop - Parliamentarian

Young ended the meeting by saying, “This has been one of the most monumental years and that’s due to you. Volunteers, you are the face that gives someone a warm smile, offers a friendly hello and extends a warm embrace. What you do makes the difference in people’s lives every day.”

To learn more about volunteering at CaroMont Health, please click here.

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