GRUNDY CENTER, Iowa Ann Crouse, John Kramer, and Barbara Smith of Grundy Center and Dan Robertson of Reinbeck each received a 2012 Governor's Volunteer Award from Governor Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds during a special recognition ceremony held June 29th in Cedar Falls.
The Governor's Volunteer Awards (GVA) program was created in 1982, with inaugural awards presented in 1983. What began as a small program only available to state government agencies has expanded over the years and now provides all Iowa nonprofit, charitable and government organizations with an easy way to honor their volunteers with a prestigious state-level recognition award.
Several hundred volunteers are recognized each year with awards in one of several categories: Individual, Group, Length of Service or Disaster Volunteer.
"I am very pleased to honor those who have given the precious gift of their time to make a difference and enrich lives in communities all across Iowa," said Governor Branstad. "I never tire of meeting volunteers and hearing about the wonderful accomplishments they contribute to making this state great."
"An unknown author wrote 'Volunteers are seldom paid; not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless'," said Lt. Governor Reynolds. "I couldn't agree more. The Governor and I are privileged to thank and recognize all of this year's award recipients for their dedication."
Ann Crouse, John Kramer, Barbara Smith, and Dan Robertson were each honored with an individual Volunteer Award by the Grundy County Memorial Hospital for their exceptional volunteer service to the hospital.
The Governor's Volunteer Award program is coordinated by the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service and the Governor's Office. For more information, visit volunteeriowa.org/awards or call (515) 725-3094.
For more information on Grundy County Memorial Hospital services please contact GCMH at 319-824-5421 or visit our website at www.grundycountyhospital.org