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Volunteer Recognition

April marks National Volunteer Recognition Month throughout the VA system.  Because of the valuable assistance volunteers provide and the understanding that volunteers play a critical role in fulfilling the SAVAHCS mission to serve our Veterans, we take time out to honor our volunteers each year. At a special recognition event SAVAHCS presents awards for Male, Female, and Youth Volunteer of the Year. 

The President Lifetime Award is presented to all SAVAHCS volunteers who have served 4,000 hours or more.  This prestigious award was borne out of President Bush's call for all American to donat 4,000 hours of community service over the course of their lifetime.  The President Lifetime Award is the prestigious volunteer award currently connected to the White House that all Americans can aspire to achieve.  A special pin honors those individuals who have achieved this milestone of service to their community and country.

James Tenant
James Tenant
2012 Male
Volunteer of the Year

Deborah Dobias
Deborah Dobias
2012 Female
Volunteer of the Year

Cynthia Matise
Cynthia Matise
2012 Youth
Volunteer of the Year

In addition, awards are presented to registered volunteers who have served throughout the year.

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2013 SAVAHCS Volunteers ARRR...Treasures Recognition Awards Banquet

VAVS Committee Executive Chairwoman Lucille Lombardo presents SAVAHCS Assistant Director Katie Landwehr, with the 2012 volunteer value check
VAVS Committee Executive Chairwoman Lucille Lombardo presents SAVAHCS Assistant Director Katie Landwehr, with the 2012 volunteer value check.

SAVAHCS Volunteers and Hosts enjoying the festivities!
SAVAHCS Volunteers and Hosts enjoying the festivities!

ARRR Where is me treasure?
“ARRR…Where is me treasure?”

Cynthia Matise 2012 Youth Volunteer of the Year with her family
Cynthia Matise 2012 Youth Volunteer of the Year with her family

James Tenant gives a thumbs up for winning 2012 Male Volunteer of the Year
James Tenant gives a thumbs up for winning 2012 Male Volunteer of the Year

Master of Ceremony Captain Dale Wilson at the Helm!
Master of Ceremony Captain Dale Wilson at the Helm!

SAVAHCS  Nurse Executive D.J. Smith honoring top hourly award winners
 SAVAHCS Nurse Executive D.J. Smith honoring top hourly award winners

   

Summer Youth Recognition

Every year, at the end of our Summer Youth Volunteer Season we have a special recognition event to say “Thank You”!