The Portland Council held its 2017 Annual Awards Dinner at Christ the King Catholic Church this past Sunday to honor those volunteers who have gone ‘over and above’ in their service as Vincentians. We appreciate their hard work and spirit, and we thank them. Presenting the awards were Gayle Pizzuto – SVdP Board Chair, and Brian Ferschweiler, Portland Council Executive Director.
This year’s awards:
First Benefactor of the Year: Jim and Emmalyn Rapson from Christ the King
Second Benefactor of the Year: Barbara Farrell from Holy Redeemer
The Charles E. Royer Award: outgoing Council President Bob Gazewood
First Vincentian of the Year: Larry Schneider from Christ the King
Second Vincentian of the Year: Dee and Don Schantz from St. Henry’s
First Volunteer of the Year: Tom Gerhards from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Second Volunteer of the Year: Diane Glivinski from St. John the Apostle
The Blessed Frederic Awards were given to the following 15 Conference members:
Jack Fisher, Ascension; Jerry Gianotti, Holy Family; Bill Sterling, St. Cecilia; Bruce & Janis Collins, St. Cecilia; Jan St. John, St. Henry; Lisa Hawkins, The Madeleine; Jacki Colombo, St. Rose; Connie Mork, Our Lady of Victory-Seaside; Don Wolkerstorfer, Holy Family; David Riley, St. Anthony-Portland; Vicki Cunningham, St. Anthony-Portland; Keith Bailey, Ascension; Pat Gomm, Ascension; Linda Gilham, Holy Redeemer; Pam Grissom, Holy Redeemer
Congratulations to all the well-deserved award winners!