|Robert Larsen and new Board President Joanne Gagnon
Robert Larsen reflected upon his long involvement with the Friends
|Emergency Housing Director Arolyn King with Steve Gamlin
Program Coordinator Anne Sanuth with
|Executive Director Jerry Madden, RSVP Coordinator Carolyn Rich,
and honoree Caren Bonisteel
Executive Director Jerry Madden, honoree Sue Collins,and
|Doremus awardee Robert Larsen, Board President Joanne Gagnon, and
Executive Director Jerry Madden
|Tate Curti, Amelia Larsen Curti, Robert Larsen, and Sylvia Larsen
On Thursday, October 2, Friends Trustees, staff and supporters came together to recognize the efforts of some remarkable volunteers at a ceremony the agency intends to make an annual event. The ceremony concluded with the presentation of the James S. Doremus Award to Robert Larsen of Concord, this year's selection by the Friends Board of Trustees.
In selecting volunteers to honor, staff from each of the Four Programs chose an individual they felt were most emblematic of the values of the Friends Program. Below are links to stories about each honoree.
James S. Doremus Award - Robert Larsen, Concord
Friends Emergency Housing Program - Steve Gamlin, Goffstown
Friends Foster Grandparent Program - Ellie Collins, Franklin
Friends Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) - Caren Bonnisteel, Chichester
Friends Youth Mentoring Program - Sue O'Connor, Concord
Trustees, staff, and other volunteers are inspired by their example and appreciate their devotion to our mission. If you are inspired by their stories and their commitment to the community, please consider volunteering your time or making a financial contribution to the Friends Program.
Below are just a few highlights from the October 2 event.