RSVP Volunteers presented with Presidential Service Awards

Posted: May. 25, 2016 10:26 am

America has a long and proud tradition of volunteer service. Now, more than ever, volunteers are renewing their commitment to help others and making new connections that bring us closer together as families, as neighbors, as communities and as a nation.

The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. The program continues as an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

Recognizing and honoring volunteers sets a standard for service, encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation and inspires other to make service a central part of their lives.

The following RSVP members are recognized by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation for their volunteer achievements.


Gold (500+ hours)

Anna Umfleet (Marion)

Betty Anderson (Marion)

Connie Roberts (Marion)

Tammy Vedenhaupt (Marion)


Silver (250-499 hours)

Darlene Stone (Marion)

Debbie Simmons (Marion)

Gilda Powell (Marion)

Julie Walley (Marion)

Kathy Corum (Marion)

Linda Hickman (Marion)

Marsha Bomar (Ralls)

Rosemary Barnes (Ralls)

Sarah Hall (Marion)

Sharon Walley (Marion)

Veronica Bolletta (Marion)


Bronze (100-249 hours)

Barbara Sutton (Marion)

Becky Steffa (Marion)

Betty Isbell (Marion)

Betty Todd (Marion)

Connie Brock (Marion)

Danette Elliott (Ralls)

Ellen Yount (Marion)

Erika Dwyer (Marion)

Ethel Lambert (Marion)

Frankie Epperson (Pike)

Helen Long (Marion)

Jerry Schoenborn (Marion)

Joan Foutes (Ralls)

Joan Rouse (Marion)

Joan Stone (Marion)

Linda Benn (Ralls)

Lola Patton (Ralls)

Margaret Schmitz (Ralls)

Marsha Whelan (Marion)

Mary Behrens (Marion)

Mildred Dillmon (Marion)

Mina Brown (Marion)

Morgan Whelan (Marion)

Pat Murphy (Marion)

Patricia Light (Marion)

Rita Dry (Marion)

Ron Walden (Marion)

Rosanne Roy (Marion)

Shirlee Lee (Ralls)

Virginia Kennedy (Marion)

Yvonne Stice (Marion)


Partially funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, RSVP enriches the lives of senior adults through significant community volunteer service and personal development. RSVP encourages seniors to volunteer their talents, experiences, skills, and hobbies to community not-for-profit agencies for the betterment of those agencies and the community as a whole. RSVP at Douglass Community Services is a United Way Agency.

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