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28th annual Governor’s volunteer awards

July 9, 2011
Reinbeck Courier

Mary Doak, Jane Hasek, Ed.D., Beveridge Nickerson, and Delores Petersen of Grundy Center and Reinbeck received a Governor's Volunteer Award from Governor Terry E. Branstad during a special recognition ceremony held June 24, 2011 in Waterloo.

The Governor's Volunteer Awards (GVA) program was created in 1982, with inaugural awards presented in 1983. The program has grown from a small program only available to state agencies to its present function of providing all Iowa nonprofit, charitable, and government organizations with an easy and effective way to honor their volunteers with a prestigious state-level recognition award.

Volunteers may be nominated for an award in one of several categories: Individual, Group, Length of Service, or Disaster Volunteer. More than 700 volunteers were selected for awards in 2011.

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(L to R): Volunteers Beveridge Nickerson, Delores Petersen, GCMH CEO Pam Delagardelle, Volunteers Mary Doak, and Jane Hasek, Ed.D. at the 28th Annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards Ceremony in Waterloo on Friday, June 24, 2011.
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Mary Doak, Jane Hasek, Beveridge Nickerson, and Delores Petersen were honored with Individual Volunteer Awards by Grundy County Memorial Hospital (GCMH) for their dedicated volunteer service to the hospital and Long Term Care.

"Iowa is currently ranked second in the nation for its state volunteerism rate, which is most certainly a direct result of the devotion of Iowa's volunteers," said Governor Branstad. "I am honored to have this opportunity to personally thank this year's award recipients for donating their time and talent to help their fellow Iowans and make a tremendous difference in our state."

The annual "Volunteering in America" study, released each June, details the millions of hours that volunteers in Iowa collectively contribute. The estimated annual economic impact of that service is well over $1 billion. The entire report can be viewed at

The Governor's Volunteer Award program is coordinated by the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service and the Governor's Office. For more information, visit or call 515.725.3094.

For more information on Grundy County Memorial Hospital services please contact GCMH at 319-824-5421 or visit



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