Sioux City – Sunrise Retirement Community honored and recognized Volunteers at the Annual Volunteer Luncheon. Introductory remarks and welcome were presented by Hallie Salmen, CEO. She stated, “Without volunteers, Sunrise would be a much different place…We value our volunteers for what they bring to the organization —the unique talents they share with Sunrise are important to our continued success. Our appreciation and sincere thanks to all of our volunteers, including Board Members & Foundation Board members, who generously give of their professional expertise and time.”
A luncheon was served for the attendees and was prepared by Sunrise’s Dietary Staff, led by Wendy Barbee, CDM. Entertainment was provided by Motivational Speaker & Humorist, Jenny Herrick. Her caring comedy was inspirational to all in attendance.
The Awards presented recognized:
Outstanding Business Volunteer: BPI donated their products to Sunrise for the past two years.
Outstanding Employee Volunteer: This year’s award went to a dedicated group of employee caregivers who have gone over and above the call of duty in planning/holding holiday parties for the residents in our memory care neighborhoods. Our thanks to Kim Anderson, Deb Boisen, Adrianna Grage, Melissa Meyers, Andrea Queen, Teresa Roche, Sue Swanson, Sam Virgin, Darvene Verschoor and Tammy Wilson.
Outstanding Community Volunteer: Courtney Ott, recognized for her caring and compassionate history with Sunrise through her involvement with residents.
Outstanding Resident Volunteer: Vera Stoltze and Lee Yockey, sisters, who unselfishly spend the better part of their Saturday and Sunday afternoon’s at our health center’s reception desk—smiling and welcoming each visitor and friend to the campus.
Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer: Rodd Slater is honored for his involvement and commitment with Sunrise’s benefit golf tournament, The Siouxland Senior Open—helping to raise thousands of dollars.
Unsung Hero: Howard Huisenga, Fountain View Assisted Living resident, gained attention by helping activity and wellness directors prepare for events and classes.
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 Lorrie Stedman, Director of Fundraising & Development at 712-276-3821 x3144.