Cape Fear Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony

WILMINGTON, NC, June 13, 2013 The American Red Cross – Cape Fear Chapter held its 104th Annual Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony on June 11, 2013, at the Main Library in downtown Wilmington. More than 40 community members attended the event which included highlights of the vital programs and services provided by the local Red Cross to Cape Fear area residents during the current fiscal year.  Pictures from the event can be found on the Cape Fear Chapter Facebook page. Special recognition was given to the following award recipients for their exceptional service:

Executive Director, Vicki LaBelle, receives the Employee of the Year Award

Executive Director, Vicki LaBelle, receives the Employee of the Year Award

Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award

Abby Bowman

Services to Armed Forces Award

Bill Ritenour

Blood Services Support Award

Mary Jo Conlogue

Disaster Services Award

Chuck Thurlow

Chapter Support Services Award

Bev Murtaugh

Employee Excellence Award

Vicki LaBelle

Volunteer Leadership Award

Debra Duna and Mike Seigh

Outstanding Community Partner Award

Brunswick County Emergency Services

Tiffany Circle Recognition

Jessica and Monica Watson

Blood Donor Recognition

James Mahony – 10+ gallons

William Roesink – 13 gallons

Ruth Jordan – 13+ gallons

Susan Jackson – 13+ gallons

Stephen Abarno – 15 gallons

Klaus Schagat – 15+ gallons

Worth Olive – 17+ gallons

William Cottingham – 16 gallons

Lee Pierce – 16 gallons

David Eggleston – 16+ gallons

James Stasios – 23+ gallons

Carole Bryant – 50 gallons

Additionally, the Cape Fear Chapter unanimously elected its 2013-14 Board of Directors officers and members.  The following leadership team will take office on July 1, 2013.

Officers: Bradley Coxe, Chairman; Brad Barth, Vice Chair I & Board Development Committee Chair; Peggy O’Leary, Vice Chair II & Philanthropy Committee Chair; Connie Reeves, Secretary; Larry Matheny, Immediate Past Chairman

Members At Large:  Kent Anderson, Kathleen Baylies, Craig Chancellor, Jay Briley, Drew Haley, Yvonne Hughes, John Roberts, Dr. Andrew Simpson, Nolan Smith, and Tony Stroud

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at The Cape Fear Chapter serves Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover and Pender counties in southeastern North Carolina.


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