Beckett Named RMC Volunteer of the Year


Louise Beckett, of Orangeburg, was named the Regional Medical Center’s Volunteer of the Year at the 2017 Volunteer Awards Luncheon held at the Orangeburg Country Club on April 24.

Louise Beckett, of Orangeburg, was named the 2017 RMC Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year.
“Greatness, I believe, is the ability to be all that you can possibly be and to bring out the very best in yourself to such an extent that you make a lasting mark on the lives of other people and the world at large,” said Volunteer Services Director Mary Berry. “Ms. Louise certainly falls in this category. She arrives at the office before any of the volunteer staff, and like the Postman, neither rain, sleet or snow keeps her from reporting for duty.”
The 2017-18 RMC Auxiliary officers were installed during the annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon. (L to R) Adele Palmieri, historian; Annette Disher, president; Pat Heape, treasurer; Caroline Thompson, vice president; Jean Browning, recorder; Sheryl King, chaplain; and Charlene Waymer, parliamentarian.

Beckett has volunteered in the RMC Customer Service Department for almost 12 years. She is a native of Hamilton, Ohio, but has resided in Orangeburg for more than 30 years. Beckett is married to Robert Beckett, a fellow RMC volunteer. They have four children, Lynn (deceased), Dave, Tim and Brian.

The annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon is held during National Volunteer Week. During the luncheon, more than 50 volunteers were recognized for achieving service hour milestones. Combined, the recognized volunteers contributed more than 20,000 service hours to the Regional Medical Center in the past year. Ann Till was recognized as the top service award honoree with 11,000 lifetime hours. A full list of service honorees is included below.

The new RMC Auxiliary officers for 2017-2018 also were installed during the luncheon. The incoming officers are Annette Disher, president; Caroline Thompson, vice president; Linda McCants, recording secretary; Pat Heape, treasurer; Charlene Waymer, parliamentarian; Jean Browning, recorder; Sheryl King, chaplain; Adele Palmieri, historian.

The RMC Auxiliary was organized in 1970 to provide volunteer services, promote community understanding and to raise funds for special RMC programs. Volunteers serve in 35 different departments; they operate the gift shop; deliver all hospital mail and flowers to patients; assist at Admitting/Patient Registration, Same Day Surgery and Main Lobby information desks; give clerical and secretarial assistance to various departments; and provide a “courier service” for the Mabry Center for Cancer Care.

For more information about the Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, please call 803-395-2425.

Volunteers honored for service hour milestones at the 2017 luncheon include:
11,000 Hours
Ann Till

9,000 Hours
Betty Furtick

8,000 Hours
Pat Heape

7,000 Hours

Marjorie Pough

4,500 Hours

Bob Beckett

3,500 Hours

Louise Beckett
Herb Tait

2,500 Hours

Annette Disher
Delores Franklin
Margaret Hayden
Bonnie Stroman
Mary Taylor

2,000 Hours
Helen Jenkins
1,500 Hours
Caroline Aiken
Veronica Bonaparte
Les Carter
Johnnie Smith

1,000 Hours
Bob Garrick
Toni Hydrick
Joyce O’Connor
Patty Pickens
Lois Porth
Pernell Sistrunk

900 Hours
Barbara Bowman
Maxine Christopher
Johnell Ohonba

800 Hours

Jean Browning
Shelby Rutland

600 Hours

Joan Dooley

500 Hours
Cleveland Hodges
Caroline Thompson
Wayne Walling
400 Hours
Sylvia Ellis
Elena Hair
Sandy Harper
Harriet Horne
Sallie McMillan-Roberson
Miriam Stabler

300 Hours

Minnie Haigler
Patsy Judy
Sheryl King
Lillian Mullino
Carolyn Richardson
Christine Robinson
Murdell Sandifer

200 Hours
Sukla Chakrabarti
Roxie Milhouse
Rosie Poston
Sylvia Robinson
Sarah Shaffer
Betty Stuckey

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