150 Golden Age volunteers and community supporters attended the 18th Annual Volunteer luncheon on June 23 at Clubhouse 2. The theme, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” was enjoyed by all who feasted on an All-American meal of hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad…and, of course, apple pie! The meal was catered by Shirley Williams and her team, and the entire event was coordinated by Golden Age Social Chair Rosa Carrillo.
Volunteers in the Hospitality Center, Flu Clinic program, Tax program, and the Lifeline program, gave 9,170 hours of service last year. The Mobility Aids program doesn’t keep track of volunteer hours; thus, the total contribution may be close to 10,000 hours!! Volunteer pins were given to those who had accumulated between 100 and, in the case of Joe Capra, 6,500 hours!
The luncheon was underwritten by Bob Mc Cauley of Superwire. We are most grateful to him for his support of this important way of recognizing volunteers. The Suede Sole dancers, accompanied by vocalist Tommy Williams, performed 2 new routines, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” and “All My Exes Live in Texas.” Their new customers and lively dancing enlivened an already pretty lively event.
Special Board awards were given to Gail Levitt for her generosity in taking over the Hospitality Center last year, and to Tax Program chair Diana Lambert for her work success in growing the tax program.
Thanks to all our volunteers and to the many community leaders who support the Golden Age Foundation.