(ALBANY, GA)- Local supporters and volunteers were honored on October 1st at “Afterhours and Awards” event hosted by Easter Seals. President Jacki Atkins welcomed guests and provided a brief overview of the year’s accomplishments. She was presented a President’s plaque by incoming President, Lauren Watson.
Donald Cole, Chairman of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Board provided the invocation. Awards were presented to the following:
Vocational Achievement-Rashodd White, Darien Holmes and Thess Moreland
Employer of the Year-Shipp Senior Center of Sylvester
1-Natalie Stoner, Vocational Rehabilitation;
3-Reeves Construction Company
Mildred Huie Leadership Award-Robert Joyner
Annette Bowling, Board Member Emeritus presented the Advocate of the Year to Easter Seals Executive Director Beth English and related their experiences together at the State Capitol for the past 30 years.
The Mrs. H.T. McCall Staff Member of the Year Award was presented to Tim Barbree, Director of Residential Services. This award is determined by co-workers and represents the person whose work and personal qualities best exemplifies the Easter Seals mission.
Carol Hollomon received the Betty Nichols Volunteer of the Year Award. Nicki Wilson, Director of Family Support Services, provided a moving tribute to the many ways Carol touched the lives of others through her volunteerism over the years.
Michael Meyer von Bremen presented the award named in memory of his mother, Bobbie Meyer von Bremen to David Prisant. Prisant, a 17 year veteran of the Easter Seals Board has been a powerful force for good within the local organization.
In closing, Lauren Watson challenged those present to continue supporting the mission and vision of Easter Seals as the organization moves forward with an aggressive strategic plan for the future.