Marsha McDaniel, auxiliary coordinator, presented Davenport with the award at the annual Gordon Hospital Auxiliary Banquet Oct. 8.
“I am very pleased to present this award to Wesley,” McDaniel said. “We are always receiving compliments about his terrific service to our patients, visitors, and staff.”
Over the past year, Davenport has volunteered 619.75 hours. He has volunteered a total of 1,576.25 hours since he began serving nearly three years ago.
After McDaniel welcomed the volunteers and guests to the banquet, a prayer was offered by Judy Jackson, director of development of the Gordon Hospital Foundation. Following the dinner, pro-vided by Red Door Cafe, entertainment was provided by soloist Faye Pierce.
Jackson expressed her appreciation to the volunteers prior to the award presentations.
“We are so grateful for all of the work that you do,” she said. “I am very pleased to report that our volunteers logged a total of 9,707.75 volunteer hours over the past year. That is the equivalent of four and a half full-time employees.”
Also during the banquet the auxiliary members elected new officers for the coming year. The new officers are Karen Kniss – president; Elaine Patterson and Wesley Davenport - vice presidents; Jane Cochran - secretary/treasurer; and Jim Lay - parliamentarian.
Forty hospital volunteers, nine chaplain volunteers, and five encounter navigator volunteers were presented certificates of appreciation for their service. Hospital volunteers honored at the banquet included Jeannette Borgerson, Ophelia Bowling, Peggy H. Brown, Mary Bunch, Kim Carter, Carolyn Childress, Celia Clemons, Jane Cochran, Rita Collins, Kayla Couch, Lisa Couch, Wesley Davenport, Doris DeFoor, Betty Erwin, Jamie Eubanks, Hazel Fouts, Eleanor Frost, Sue Hensley, Jo Holcomb, Donna Hooper, Karen Kniss, Grace Kelly, Nancy Kuhlemeier, James W. Lay, Mary Simp-son Lehmann, Elby Little, Joan Mayer, Henrietta McClure, Marsha McDaniel, Margaret Painter, Shila Patel, Elaine Patterson, Alpha Rutledge, Pat Schand, JoAnn Shropshire, Susan Scott, Neta Smith, Alice Williamson, Faye Worley and Marie Worley.
Encounter Nnavigator volunteers recognized at the banquet included Bruce Borgerson, Celia Clemons, Evelyn Haulk, Margie King and John Russell.
Chaplain volunteers honored at the banquet included Janie Aker, James Collins, Mary Green, Mary Simpson Lehmann, Henrietta McClure, Susan Nichols, Ronnie Powell, Glenn Smith and Bea Stitzer.