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J.C. Blair volunteers (from left) Pauline Hall, Jane Hearn, Auxiliary President Barb Eastman, Gisela Peace, Trudy Kyler, and Diane Yost enjoy themselves at the 1950s theme volunteer recognition luncheon. Volunteers logged over 10,000 hours in 2009.

J.C. Blair volunteers (from left) Pauline Hall, Jane Hearn, Auxiliary President Barb Eastman, Gisela Peace, Trudy Kyler, and Diane Yost enjoy themselves at the 1950s theme volunteer recognition luncheon. Volunteers logged over 10,000 hours in 2009.

J.C. Blair Volunteers Recognized at Annual Luncheon

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital recognized its volunteers with a luncheon April 23 in celebration of National Volunteer Week. J.C. Blair volunteers contributed over 10,000 hours of their time and talent in 2009. This year’s luncheon featured a 1950s theme: “Our Volunteers Rock -Serving the Hospital Community - Around the Clock”. Volunteers were encouraged to dress to the theme.

J.C. Blair’s Vice-Chairman of the Board Frances Vaughn welcomed and recognized the traditional and college volunteers, pastors involved with the hospital’s on-call clergy program, and board members of both the Auxiliary and the Hospital.

President and CEO Joseph Peluso thanked the volunteers for their dedication to the Hospital and updated them about new physicians coming to J.C. Blair and plans for the Hospital’s 100th Anniversary celebration over the next year.

Director of Marketing and Community Relations Chris Gildea and Volunteer Coordinator Stacey Freitag presented the volunteers with a pin acknowledging their number of lifetime hours volunteering at J.C. Blair. In 2009, this group logged 9,706 hours. Honorees and their lifetime hours include:


9567 Ed Roland
9566 Josephine Whitsel
6099 Pauline Hall
5876 Geraldine Speck
5064 Jean Negley
4714 Peggy Ruegg
4691 Trudy Kyler
4398 Jean Shafer
4213 Zilla Wagner
4112 Shirley Logue
3630 Margaret Blanck
3085 Jean Brumbaugh
3039 Henry Moseby
3035 Jean Itinger
2789 Diane Yost
2733 Marilyn Miller
2086 Lois McDowell
1807 Anna Mae Fouse
1703 Alice Metz
1431 Jean Whittaker
1155 Eileen Moore
940 Peggy Neumann
849 Linda Moist
821 Jane Hearn
809 Dolores Miller
737 Mary Anne Kumpf
532 Amelda Weaver
520 Peggy DeMar
474 Pearl LeCrone
376 Kathy Amman
365 Ruth Clark
316 Carolyn Smith
161 Pat Chaundy
143 Corinne Leonard
140 Sviatlana Jackson
96 Sharon Bair
87 Nadine Cramer
62 Lynda Kuckenbrod
44 Steve Kyper
35 Linda Shultz
32 Gisela Peace
22 Jeremy Boonie
20 Stan Stewart
16 Penny Weyandt
15 Bill Hofelt
15 Jamus McBroom

Students also volunteer their time at J.C. Blair, including Juniata College HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) and high school junior volunteers who log hours during the summer months. Collectively, this group volunteered a total of 930 hours in 2009. Student volunteers include: Wade Branstetter, Valerie Deraville, Lindsay Eddinger, Ashley Glinsky,
Kevin Hennenhoefer, Sean Jesiolowski, Katherine Kline, Kate Leon, Megan Lowery, Rachel Naar, Courtney Rondinelli, Jacklyn Russell, Emily Tagliati, Hans Zuckerman, Kristen Biancone, Brooke Binkley, Chelsea Brown, Bethany Corcelius, Kim Cresswell, Sarah Deike, Katie Dickson, Kaci Fisher, Katy Gaugler, Taylor Gibbs, Bria Gross, Cecilia Grugan, Veronica Jeffries, Christian Kafka, Sofia Kistler, Jake Meyers, Charissa Mohnkern, Stephene Quinn, Lauren Schmeck, Ericka Scott,Brenna Taylor, Amanda Wentz, Chaye Williams

Volunteers played a “Name that Volunteer” game, guessing the identity of the volunteers from pictures of themselves from the 1950s. Music from the 1950s was played throughout the luncheon, courtesy of HUNNY 106.3, and Volunteers played “Name that Tune” to identify the song title and artist from their favorite 1950s music.

For more information about volunteering at J.C. Blair, contact Stacey Freitag at (814) 643-8833 or sfreitag@jcblair.org or visit www.jcblair.org/community/volunteers.php.