The American Red Cross – Onslow County Chapter held its Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony on June 17, 2014, at the Living Hope Community Church in Jacksonville. More than 70 community members attended the event which included highlights from the current fiscal year of the vital programs and services provided by the local Red Cross to residents in Onslow County.
Onslow County Sheriff Ed Brown was there to accept an in-kind check for the people of Onslow County for the investment of Red Cross volunteer hours in the community over the course of the year – 14,389 volunteer hours valued at $324,471.95
Special recognition was given to the following award recipients for their exceptional service:
Service to Armed Forces Award
Disaster Action Team Award
Priscilla Gallagher (over 15 fire calls)
Disaster Services Award
Rookie of the Year Award
Volunteer of the Year Award
Bank of America
Shirley’s V Bar
Special Recognition Award
Bob & Shirley Woodard
Future Volunteer Award
President’s Volunteer Service Awards – Recognition of volunteer service hours completed.
Lifetime Award (4,000+ hours)
Gold (500+ hours)
Mary St. Clair
Silver (250-499 hours)
Carol Ann Schwarzenbach
Bronze (100-249 hours)
Additionally, the Onslow County Red Cross unanimously elected its 2014-2015 Board of Directors officers and members. The following leadership team will take office on July 1, 2014.
Chairman of the Board: Mike Ciccarelli, Jr.
Members: Cathy Barton, Jim Barton, Amy Chisholm, Cathy Goodson, Austin Hobbs, Margaret Idol, Joel Kane, Adam Keifer, Steve Otto, Carol Schwarzenbach, Joy Thompson, Naomi Thompson, Lee Ann Wagner.