Nov 4, 2019
RSVP Volunteers of the North Shore and SeniorCare held their 30th annual volunteer recognition luncheon at Danversport on October 30. The theme for this year’s event was “Volunteers Rock!” A Business Showcase was once again part of the festivities along with a Photo Booth for all attendees to enjoy.
SeniorCare Chief Executive Officer Scott Trenti welcomed the 190+ volunteers, local officials, community partners, and event sponsors, saying “Many local agencies, including SeniorCare, would simply not be able to offer the level of services available to so many people without your help. Through this service, you improve the quality of life for all of us in each of our communities.” Ruth Lindsay, RSVP Director, also welcomed the group, telling them “Together, you do so much, and every act of kindness means so much to each person whose life you touch.”
Awards were presented to volunteers who achieved years-of-service milestones. Many were recognized for 20+ years of service. Those recognized for 20+ years included James Dort (20 years); Trish Roach (20 years); Ed Chabot (23 years); Barbara Denis (23 years); Catherine Morrocco (25 years); Esther Galpern (25 years); Ida Christopher (27 years); and Wally Rowe (31 years). In addition, SeniorCare’s Silver Award was presented to Philip Isaacson of Peabody for achieving 4,000+ Lifetime Hours of Volunteer Service. SeniorCare’s Gold Award was presented to 5 volunteers for achieving over 10,000 hours of Lifetime Volunteer Service. These volunteers include Ed Chabot, Catherin Morrocco, Carol Rawston, Jeanne Riddle and Beverly Wiley.
This year’s Executive Sponsor was Institution for Savings, and an additional nineteen local businesses and nonprofits sponsored the luncheon and many participated in the Business Showcase, including AARP, North Shore Music Theatre, the North Shore YMCA and several banks, assisted living facilities and others.
SeniorCare and RSVP, one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over, thank all the partner agencies, advertisers and sponsors, board and advisory council members, staff and above all, the volunteers, for making this another memorable event.
Congratulations to all the volunteers whose service amounted to more than 40,000 donated hours at more than a dozen area non-profit agencies so far in 2019!