On Monday, April 22nd, we honored our volunteers and thanked them for their service and commitment to the ministry of DMMC. This year’s theme for the banquet was “Volunteers Are Our Recipe for Success” and highlighted the fact that our volunteers are the special ingredient that makes our service to the community possible.
During the banquet several special awards were presented. Marguerita Sandrock, longtime volunteer at DMMC was awarded the Jackie Sink Award for her service at the Lexington Clinic. Helen Perdue was awarded the Ginger Foster award for her dedication to the Thomasville Clinic. Connie Weaver was also awarded the Governor’s Award for Volunteerism.
The evening also saw the introduction of a new honor, The Annie Freeman Award for Longevity. Annie Freeman was a dedicated volunteer who began her service at DMMC on the day that its doors opened. Annie volunteer diligently for almost 20 years. In memory of Annie, a new award has been created that honors those who have given over 10 years of service to DMMC. At the volunteer banquet 17 were presented the Annie Freeman Longevity Award. Those receiving this honor were: Dr. Jim Slyman, Dr. Sid Hood, Dr. Ted Nifong, Dr. Sim Siceloff, Janet Goss, Sylvia Beck, Margot Walser, Marguerite Leonard, Jeanne Wall, Silas “Butch” Langfitt, Bill Inabinett, Bob Sink, Lexington Orthopedic Clinic, Central Carolina Dermatology, Davidson County Health Department, Wake Forest Baptist Health Lexington Medical Center and Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center.