2019 Annual Volunteer Luncheon Award Winners Recognized

April 17, 2019

Sioux City – Sunrise Retirement Community honored and recognized Volunteers at the Annual Volunteer Luncheon on April 11th, 2019. Introductory remarks and welcome were presented by Hallie Salmen, CEO. Salmen opened her remarks to the gathering by recognizing the role that volunteerism played in starting the Sunrise campus 60 years ago, “Volunteerism has been important to our success throughout our history and will continue to be what makes Sunrise special going into the future.”

A luncheon was served for the attendees and was prepared by Sunrise’s Dietary Staff, led by Wendy Barbee, CDM. Guest speaker for this event was Kevin Engel-Cartie, co-founder of Volunteer Siouxland.

The Awards presented recognized:

Outstanding Business Volunteer: Gunderson’s Jewelry, recognized for their donation of the Gunderson’s Cup to the Siouxland Senior Open for many years as well as their jewelry donations to the Sunrise Christmas Concert held annually at the Orpheum.

Outstanding Employee Volunteer: Carol Starch, recognized for her volunteerism in Sunday church services with the residents.

Outstanding Community Volunteer: Larry Book, recognized for 12 years of Board service, including service as Executive committee member, Fundraising champion, capital campaign co-chair and Campus Development committee roles.

Outstanding Resident Volunteer: Bob Hansen, recognized for his volunteerism over the 15 years he has lived on the Sunrise campus, including the time that he used to spend singing with his late wife (while she accompanied) and most recently as a reception desk volunteer.

Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer: Larry Delperdang was recognized for his volunteerism in the area of fundraising.  Larry has been an avid supporter of Sunrise and shows that through making referrals and encouraging those who are like minded to make a financial gift to the organization, supporting the community benefit that Sunrise provides.

Unsung Hero: Dr. Bud Ziebell was recognized for his contribution to Sunrise and its residents with this award.  A member of the Board of Directors since 2006 and the Sunrise Foundation Board, he has been active on the Community Growth and Quality Committees for many years.  His quiet leadership has made a significant contribution to planned giving, fundraising and quality health care services in the many years he has devoted.

Sunrise is always looking for volunteers to share their time and talent with our residents. To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Sunrise Retirement Community, please contact Hallie Salmen, Executive Director at 712-276-3821 or visit our website at www.sunriseretirement.com.

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