May 16, volunteers from the Humboldt Hospital Auxiliary were honored for
their service during an awards banquet at the Winnemucca Convention Center.
In all, Auxiliary members were recognized for donating 13,016 volunteer
hours to the organization through Fiscal Year 2016-2017, either through
service at the Poke & Peek Thrift Shop (the group’s primary
source of income) or through inservice hours at Humboldt General Hospital,
special project hours or meeting hours.
Following a delicious dinner, members were individually honored for hitting
new milestones, including: Micayla Dietrick, Kandice Mendiola, Pam Schubert
and Lee Westling – 100-hour pin; Teresa Estrada – 500-hour
pin; Margaret Patchett – 1,000-hour pin; Alicia Cramer, Marty Cramer,
Susan Glenn and Susan Harrer – 2,000-hour pin; Joe Gough –
5,000-hour pin; Diane Kearns – 12,104 hours; and, Dorothy Fiske,
Additionally, Joy Dahlka was honored Tuesday night as an "Honorary
Life Member" of the Humboldt Hospital Auxiliary. Awards Committee
Chair Maggie Williams told the group that Dahlka volunteers at Humboldt
General Hospital’s Harmony Manor Skilled Nursing and Residential
Care Community and the Quail Corner Life Enrichment Community several
times each week as well as filling in wherever needed in other areas of
Dahlka also attends meetings, helps with production and distribution of
the Auxiliary’s newsletter, and sends cards to members in need of
Williams said, "Joy is the first to volunteer whenever we need help;
she is amazing in how she just keeps going and going!"
Another volunteer, Susan Glenn, was also honored Tuesday with an "Angel
of the Poke" award by Poke & Peek Chair Susan Harrer who recognized
Glenn for her untiring dedication and care toward the shop that provides
the all-volunteer group with its revenue.
Given the chance to share some thoughts, Glenn said, "Believe me,
it is a team effort. I do put in a lot of hours but it is extremely rewarding.
I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do."
Since 1968, the Auxiliary has donated 417,480 hours and $2.5 million to
The group is always looking for more volunteers. To find out more, please
call Humboldt General Hospital at (775) 623-5222 or call the Poke &
Peek Thrift Shop during business hours at (775) 623-2076.