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Bristol Area Lions Hear About Volunteer Opportunities at LincolnHealth 05/04/2016

Posted by DS in meetings.

Lion John Janell thanks Director of Volunteer Services for LincolnHeath Connie Bright for her presentation.

At their meeting on May 2, the Bristol Area Lions, two guests and their speaker enjoyed barbecued chicken which had been marinated for two days in Cornell sauce, with Boston baked beans, potato salad, a vegetable medley, cole slaw, and cornbread, served by caterer Steve Hawks of the Hawks House Inn in Walpole.

Connie Bright has been the director of volunteers at LincolnHealth for 29 years. She is dedicated to helping individuals find the personal fulfillment of volunteering as well as realizing the value all volunteers bring to the organizations they serve.

Bright asked the Lions to spread the word by finding others to volunteer who can be the difference to our patients and our community members. There are over 200 dedicated volunteers, both men and women, from teens to octogenarians, who donate their time and expertise.

Some of the areas of opportunity are helping with resident activities, serving as a cashier in the Milestone Cafe, greeting and guiding patients and visitors, assisting staff with waiting room flow, and performing a variety of office tasks in both four and three hour weekly shifts, or become a substitute.

Scott Shott, Vice President of Marketing, Development and Community Relations showed a short seven minute video that he produced. It featured some of the many volunteer positions and volunteers who explained why they found as sense of satisfaction helping others. Actively volunteering keeps people not only socially engaged but healthy.

Call the Lincoln Health volunteer offices at the Miles campus at 563-4508 or at St. Andrews at 633-1848 to discuss your interests, talents, and experience.
At the business meeting that followed, David Kolodin updated the progress of our Speak Out contest winner, Elise Dumont. She also won the regional competition at Lincoln Academy and went on to compete in the District or state competition in Auburn where she came in fourth.

The April 16 Elmer Tarr roadside clean up, including the Carpenter’s Boat Shop on the following Wednesday, had 47 participants from 6 non-profit organizations.
The speaker for the next meeting on Monday, April 16, will be Finn Melanson, Education Coordinator of FairVote Maine who will explain rank choice voting which will be on the November ballot.

To make a dinner reservation for that meeting, please call Herb Watson at 677-6191. To learn more about the Bristol Area Lions, serving Bristol and South Bristol call Walt Johansson at 677-2584.


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