Helen Miller, a 17-year member of Cattaraugus County's Retired Senior Volunteer Program was named volunteer of the year before about 400 attendees of the 38th annual Older American gala held recently in Olean.
Mrs. Miller accumulated more than 4,400 volunteer hours at the Portville Senior Wellness and Nutrition (SWAN) program, Meals on Wheels, and the Cattaraugus County Health Department.
In 2010, 674 active RSVP members contributed 65,818 hours in Cattaraugus County at more than 38 non-profit organizations. According to the Washington-based Independent Sector National Volunteer Organization, the contribution made by these seniors is valued at $1,788,275.
Also honored for their outstanding service to our community were the following volunteers:
Five-year volunteers: Beverly Aloi, Edna Macker, Evelyn Parsons, Sally Swetland, Ralh Aloi, Anne Malloy, Howard Peterson, William Thieman, Delores Bly, Mary Markham, David Ploetz, Shirley Case-Blackmon, Wareetha Habeeb, Walter Rajski, Beverly Cook, Raymond Miklas, Maryann Wnek, Joseph Crawford, Betty Harris, Glenn Mller, Catherine Wright, Steve Crowley, Willie Milton, Carol Sheibley, Barbara Dallman, Louis Johnson, Robert Foster, Richard Flowler, Beverly Fuller, Ann Vogt, Mary Jane Miklas, Elizabeth Williams, Beverly Hallock, Mary Ramage, Lynne Reading, Carol Howard, Grace Yazkanic, Carol Speckman, Bonnie Demeter, Lorraine Kaetzel, Hannelore Stocker, Ivo Zuech, Nancy Finley, Marion Mowatt, Ruth Zuech, Mike Flanigan, Sandra O'Brien, Patricia Swanick, Lina Monsell, Joan Zimmerman, Charles Mowatt, Rogert Lagowski, William Swain and David Lippert.
Ten-year award winners were: Emma Accurso, Maxine Miller, William Pratt, Donald Becker, Thomas Mohr, Burt White, Virginia Becker, Evelyn Montalbo, Dorothy Wolf, Alameta Bergamon, Arthur Filjones, Jeanine Olkoski, Bob Sader, Rita Wymer, Earl Clabeaux, Maynard Thompson, Robert Clendenen, Rosemary Ryan, Sue Clendenen, Diana Rzepka, Karen Buchinger, Marjorie Geise, Donald Policastro, Donna Raye Shirey, Phyllis Burch, Rita Policastro, Yone Sinsabaugh, Janeen Capozzi, Betsy Leute, Jenny Pratt, Lee Kenyon, Jack Stahley.
Fifteen-year award winners were: James Bartlett, Mary Sturdevant, Violet Butler, James Worth, Maureen Curry, Robert Hahn, Eleanor Lynn, Gloria Reynolds, Theresa Dipietro, William Sader, Emma Fisher, Anton Schafer.
Twenty-year awards: Lester Bishop, Mary Blecha, Jean Follett, Bertha Studley.
Twenty-five year awards: Maxine Hunt, William Hunt.
There were 200 volunteers with between 100 and 500 hours of volunteer service in 2010. Additionally, the following were honored for their service in 2010:
Those with more than 500 hours were: Robert Clendenen, Shirley Moss, Robert Olivett, Anna Scacci, Betty Wesley, Carl Finley, Charlene Granger, John Styles, Dorothy Knight. Those with more than 600 hours were: Maureen Curry and Robert Goodrich. Martha Osterstruck had more than 800 hours, and Lois McLaughlin was recognized for more than 1,300 hours of volunteer time.