May 9, 2014

The sounds, tastes and smells of the Hawaiian Islands captured guests at the Center for Vision Loss’s 2014 Volunteer Recognition on Thursday, May 8, 2014. Thanks to the decorating efforts of staff member Stephanie Houck, the Gathering Room in the agency offices became a tropical paradise complete with leis for each volunteer, tiki torches, delicious mocktails, and a few parrots thrown in for good measure.

Rita Lang, Manager of Innovative Programming and Volunteer Coordinator, and Dawn Sellers, Community Outreach Specialist, planned the event to honor the 80+ volunteers which support the agency as Annie’s Angels, vision screeners, office assistants, drivers, activity assistants, special events volunteers, and provide direction for programs and services through board membership and committee work. On behalf of the agency, Rita presented awards to the following volunteers:
Bernie Wolensky, Helping Hands Community Outreach Award; Annette Gozzard, Louis Braille Communications Award; Carla Nemeroff, Anne Sullivan Spirit Award;
Tim Fox, OD, Looking Beyond Vision Award; Barbara Dilliard, Helen Keller Award for Independence; and Rhonda Anderson, Knight in Shining Armor Award. “All of these hard working individuals enhanced the programs and services we provide to the residents of our communities in Lehigh, Northampton, and Monroe Counties, ” said Rita. “We could not forward our mission without their help.”

The Center for Vision Loss congratulates the 2014 award winners and all of our volunteers who add a note of brightness to our lives everyday! If you are interested in exploring volunteer opportunities, please contact Rita Lang at 610-433-6018, x. 231 or rita.lang@centerforvisionloss.org.

Mall Walk Ladies Offer a Toast

Event Organizers Dawn Sellers, left, and Rita Lang, right, flank award winners Annette Gozzard, Carla Nemeroff and Bernie Wolensky.,

A Good Time Was Had By All!

A Tasty Buffet Was Enjoyed By All!

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