The Grundy County Memorial Hospital (GCMH) SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) received a 2014 Governor's Volunteer Award from Governor Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds during a special recognition ceremony held June 17 in Cedar Falls. Nancy Miller, GCMH SHIIP Volunteer, and Susan Weldon, GCMH Scheduler, were honored to accept the award on behalf of GCMH.
The GCMH SHIIP program was honored for 10 years of service. SHIIP is a free, confidential service of the State of Iowa that helps Iowans make informed decisions about Medicare and other health coverage. GCMH SHIIP volunteer, Nancy Miller, is available for appointments to help area residents understand their Medicare options. Appointments can be made by calling the GCMH Schedulers at (319) 824-5081 or (888) 824-5081.
"The Governor and I are strong believers that our community volunteers, charitable nonprofits, and faith-based institutions are often best equipped to provide long-term solutions to the challenges we face," said Lt. Governor Reynolds. "Some of our most promising and cost-effective solutions to literacy, disaster response, drop-out prevention, and community development are fueled by tapping into our best assets-our people and our volunteer spirit."
Nancy Miller, GCMH SHIIP Volunteer, and Susan Weldon, GCMH Scheduler, accept a Governor’s Volunteer Award on behalf of the GCMH SHIIP Program.
The Governor's Volunteer Awards (GVA) program was created in 1982, with inaugural awards presented in 1983. What began as a small program for 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 award. Hundreds of volunteers are recognized each year.
Recipients of the Governor's Volunteer Award do not necessarily need to live in Iowa, but their service must have benefited Iowans or an Iowa organization. Award criteria include an individual or group who has:
demonstrated exceptional commitment to volunteerism by helping with a special project or ongoing activities
demonstrated exemplary leadership, creativity, cooperation and hard work in their service to others
made an outstanding contribution to state or community through volunteer service
The Governor's Volunteer Award program is coordinated by the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service and the Governor's Office. For more information, visit www.volunteeriowa.org/awards or call 515.725.3094.