18 April 2012

SC Governor's Volunteer Award

S.C. Governor's Award Winning Volunteers, Governor's Mansion, Columbia, SC
I am a nomination writing fiend when it comes to boasting about my volunteers and I hit the jackpot this year winning the award for Volunteer Family for two of my volunteers who are sisters, Lorraine Holmes and Delores Diggs. Between them they have served over 5,000 hours at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital besides all of the other charitable activities they do. I was very pleased.

Governor Haley did it right, recognizing this group in the state house this morning and then hosting a luncheon at the Lace House on the Governor's Mansion property. She spent time with each volunteer, posing for photos with them and I do appreciate it. Historically in my experience no other Governor even attended the Governor's Awards.

The folks in the bottom picture are my peers. I made them pose for a picture after we recognized all the winners. These are the volunteer managers from Trident United Way, Camp Happy Days, Water Missions and Hospice among others. They worked hard to make this a very special day, and it was! We had a blast. Thanks folks!

Sisters Delores Diggs and Lorraine Holmes with Govenor Haley

Volunteer Managers at the Governor's Mansion