Local RSVP volunteers honored for service

RSVP of Clallam and Jefferson counties recently honored its volunteers for their efforts

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Clallam and Jefferson counties, a state — and federally — funded program, recently honored its volunteers for their efforts.

Olympic Community Action Programs sponsors both the RSVP program and volunteers with North Olympic Volunteer Corps (NOVC).

The organizations bestowed gold, silver and bronze awards for more than 150 local volunteers who worked at least 100 volunteer hours between April 1, 2019-March 31, 2020. Those volunteers worked 85,691 total hours last year. In all, more than 400 OlyCAP volunteers served communities on the Olympic Peninsula in that time frame.

Among the activities performed, volunteers worked with partner agencies to provide emergency food distribution, youth tutoring, delivering

meals and transporting senior adults to medical appointments, helping with basic household tasks, providing service referrals to military veterans and family members, giving respite adult day care to family members, helping at community centers to offer senior nutrition meals, programming with KSQM radio in Sequim and assisting customers to reference materials at the law library in Pot Angeles.

With about 90 people waiting until the COVID-19 pandemic passes, more than 300 volunteers have remained active, assisting in a variety of roles.

Jane Covella, RSVP Program Manager with OlyCAP, estimates the volunteer work force in RSVP/NOVC programs saved the peninsula’s counties, state and federal government more than $2.1 million.

For more about the RSVP and NOVC programs, or to volunteer, contact Covella at 360-477-2574 or jcovella@olycap.org, or volunteer coordinator Becky Acevedo at 360-460-2458 or bacevedo@olycap.org.

Per tradition, RSVP honored these stand-out volunteers for their efforts in the past year:

• Gold Pin Award (500-plus hours)

Jeff Bankston — KSQM Radio (2,096)

Michael Boock — Tri Area Food Bank (1,656)

Leslie Tippins — Quilcene Food Bank (1,778)

Terry Santos — KSQM Radio (1,543)

Tod Nickerson — Quilcene Food Bank (1,347)

Ed Evans — KSQM Radio (1,154)

Tama Bankston — KSQM Radio (1,144)

Kimberly Jackson — Encore! (1,006)

Fran Howell — Port Angeles Food Bank (866.75)

Eloise Langenbach — Brinnon Food Bank (791)

Deisy Bach — Tri Area Food Bank (786)

Mary Patterson — Port Angeles Food Bank (699.75)

Kate Sullivan — Brinnon Food Bank and SNP (690)

Mark Bragdon — KSQM Radio (603)

Judy Bernthal — Jefferson County Visitor’s Center (572)

Ruth Brown — Port Angeles Food Bank (567.25)

Kathryn Webber — Encore! (548)

• Silver Pin Award (250-499 hours)

Susan Sorensen — KSQM Radio (470)

Wendy Ryan — Hogan — Brinnon Food Bank (463)

Dick Goodman — KSQM Radio (462)

Ernie Muir — Brinnon Food Bank (459)

Sunchin Weeks — Brinnon Food Bank (457)

Doris Muir — Brinnon Food Bank (435)

John Wesner — KSQM Radio (430)

Bill Thompson — Tri Area Food Bank (429)

Betty Prentice — Quilcene Food Bank (415.5)

Kathy Sparkes — Port Townsend Food Bank (414)

Rita Frangione — Vet Connect (407)

James Gluck — Port Angeles Food Bank (400.5)

Richard Hendricksen — KSQM Radio (398)

Tommy Boyd — Quilcene Food Bank (393.5)

Beverly Clark — Brinnon Food Bank (370)

Frank Sartain — Encore! (368)

Roger Horner — ECHHO & Tri Area Food Bank (363.5)

Linda Johannessen — KSQM Radio (363)

Mike Langenbach — Tri Area Food Bank (351)

Scott Scherer — KSQM Radio (348)

George Dooley — KSQM Radio (340)

Craig Uchida — Quilcene Food Bank (339)

Jacqueline Hartley — Brinnon Food Bank (337)

Marie Hooper — KSQM Radio (317)

Shannon Kidd — Quilcene Food Bank (315)

Bill Hegarty — KSQM Radio (314)

Andrew Woodson — KSQM Radio (313)

Alan Smith — Tri Area Food Bank (309)

Brett Bowcutt — Brinnon Food Bank (304)

Max Wood — Tri Area Food Bank (303)

Jean Holtz — Vet Connect (297)

Sunchin Weeks — Brinnon Food Bank (293)

Raymond Sayer — Tri Area SNP (290)

Susan Porter — Port Townsend SNP (289)

Sara Lynn — Tri Area Food Bank (279)

Macy Mullarky — Port Townsend Food Bank (277)

Tracy Speer — Quilcene Food Bank (277)

Chuck Gerstenberger — Tri Area Food Bank (276)

Cathy Chapman — Tri Area Food Bank (275)

Bonnie Moses — Port Angeles Food Bank (268.5)

Christa Schleich — Brinnon Food Bank (255)

Jane Matthews — Quilcene Food Bank (254)

Sidney Goodman — Port Townsend Head Start (251.75)

Carmen Germeau — Tri Area Food Bank (251)

Toni Wright — Brinnon Food Bank (250)

• Bronze Pin Award (100-249 hours)

Janice Tarpy — KSQM Radio (249)

Charles Tolman — Tri Area Food Bank (248)

Ron Smith — Port Angeles Food Bank (239.5)

Peg Carey — Tri Area Food Bank (237)

Tami Bragg — Serrato — Tri Area Food Bank (237)

Helga duBellier – KSQM Radio (235)

Janet Russ — Tri Area Community Center (231)

Claudia Girard — Volunteer Services (230.25)

Mary Melly — Port Angeles Food Bank (228.5)

Mark Anderson — Port Angeles SNP (223)

Thomas Black — Tri Area Food Bank (223)

Carlina Stedman — Brinnon Food Bank (222)

Linda Sentman — Quilcene Food Bank (220)

Anne Field — Port Angeles SNP (216)

Jack Smith — Volunteer Services (209.25)

Kevin Roberts — Tri Area Food Bank (206)

Leatha Smith — Tri Area Food Bank (206)

Sandra Erickson — KSQM Radio (205)

Susan Bingham — Tri Area Food Bank (202)

Janet Norman — KSQM Radio (201)

Marc Riolo — Tri Area Food Bank (201)

James Tallman — Tri Area Food Bank (201)

Lori Jacobs — Port Angeles Food Bank (199.5)

Betty Oakes — Chamber of Commerce (195.5)

Jesse Avery — Tri Area Food Bank (194)

Patricia Crossley — Brinnon Food Bank (193)

Teri Twyman — Quilcene Food Bank (189)

Teri Sumpter — Tri Area Food Bank (188)

Sally Rodgers — Chamber of Commerce (187.5)

Kelbi Folkerson — KSQM Radio (180)

Dorothy Rath — Tri Area Food Bank (180)

Pamela Gill — Tri Area Food Bank (180)

Serena Prah — Sheen — Tri Area Food Bank (178)

Lori Ramirez — ECHHO (178)

Scott Manning — Port Angeles Food Bank (177.25)

Kathi Mueller — Brinnon Food Bank (177)

Bud Davies — KSQM Radio (174)

Randy Schleich — Port Townsend Food Bank (171)

Kimberly Carlin — Brinnon Food Bank (168)

Carson Lujan — KSQM Radio (168)

Donna Valske — Tri Area Food Bank (165)

Gary Dowley — KSQM Radio (162)

Patricia Guthrie — KSQM Radio (162)

Marie Paddock — KSQM Radio (160)

Becky Melick — Port Angeles SNP (157)

Gary Prosch — KSQM Radio (156)

Catherine Black — ECHHO (155.25)

Brick Aybla — KSQM Radio (155)

Patricia Orella — KSQM Radio (153)

Terri Toennessen — Tri Area SNP & OlyCAP Emergency Services (151.25)

Shirley Calodich — Port Townsend SNP (150.5)

David Lundy — Tri Area Food Bank (148)

Sally Robbins — Chamber of Commerce (147)

Joe Allen — Tri Area Food Bank (144)

Charles Briggs — KSQM Radio (144)

Sue Coffman — KSQM Radio (139)

David Gomez — Tri Area Food Bank (138)

Linda Hindes — KSQM Radio (138)

Art Moore — KSQM Radio (138)

Rachel Boock — Tri Area Food Bank (136)

Barbara Smith — Tri Area Food Bank (135)

Mae Jensen — Etchey (134)

James Emett — KSQM Radio (133)

Jo Royal — Tri Area SNP & OlyCAP Emergency Services (132.75)

Teresa Rosekrans — Quilcene Food Bank (132)

Lora Carswell — Port Angeles SNP (131)

Lynne Rodd — Tri Area Food Bank (126)

Richard Ackley — Port Townsend Food Bank (125)

Myra Davis — Port Angeles SNP (125)

Diane Jensen — Quilcene Food Bank (124)

Scott Rosekrans — Quilcene Food Bank (123)

William Keller — KSQM Radio (119)

Ronald Brantner — Chamber of Commerce (118)

Bonnie Fritz — Chamber of Commerce (118)

Anita McCue — Quilcene Food Bank (117)

Bob McDaniel — Quilcene Food Bank (113)

Jeani Penn — KSQM Radio (112)

Sam Roberts — Brinnon Food Bank (112)

Terry Breland — Brinnon Food Bank (108)

Chris Kell — KSQM Radio (108)

Fredrick McKenzie — KSQM Radio (108)

Pamela Adams — KSQM Radio (108)

Virginia Bowling — KSQM Radio (107)

Veronica Ryan — Tri Area Food Bank (106.5)

Thomas Reyes — Tri Area Food Bank (106)

Barbara Slavik — Port Angles Food Bank (105.5)

Linda Titus — Port Angeles SNP (105)

Elizabeth Burritt — Clallam County Law Library (102)

Bob Lewis — Port Angeles SNP (102)

Michael McCue — Quilcene Food Bank (102)

Margo Hamilton — Quilcene Food Bank (102).

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