SoutheastHEALTH Salutes Volunteers at Recognition Dinner

October 20, 2016

The Southeast Missouri Hospital Auxiliary honored volunteers Peck and Germaine Robert with the Ilena Aslin Service Award at the group’s annual recognition dinner. Volunteer Pat Robert received the Margaret Foster Roberts Award. Volunteers, who reached service milestones, also were recognized at the event held recently at the Osage Center.


Peck Robert began driving from his home in Kelso to Southeast Hospital to volunteer as a front door Lobby greeter, and he has donated over 5,000 hours holding open the door and greeting people with a smile and handshake. In 2005, Germaine Robert began volunteering at the front Lobby desk and thus far has given over 2,000 hours of service. The Roberts, recipients of the Ilena Aslin Award, are shown here with Awards Chair Judy Brown.


Pat Robert was recognized for her efforts helping raise thousands of dollars through various fund-raising activities, including work as chairman of the Golf Ball Drop benefit two years, as a steering committee member of the Festival of Holiday Trees in 2014 and 2016, and as general chairman of all Auxiliary fundraising the past three years. A volunteer since 2005, Robert has given more than 2,000 hours of service with fundraising activities and at the front Lobby desk. Robert, recipient of the Margaret Foster Roberts Award, is shown here with Awards Chair Judy Brown.


Ken Bateman, left, SoutheastHEALTH CEO, receives a “check” from Julie Cook, President of the Hospital Auxiliary at the recent Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. The “check” represents the $726,223 worth of volunteer labor provided by Auxiliary members over the past year, staffing everything from waiting rooms to the gift shop and working on fundraisers to benefit Southeast.


Volunteers who reached service milestones were recognized at the recent SoutheastHEALTH Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Shown in the front row, from left: Peck Robert, 5,000 hours; Winston Hartline, 6,000 hours; Bob Matthews, 10,500 hours; Alene Matthews, 9,500 hours; Judy Brown, 11,000 hours; and Shirley Waterman, 10,500 hours. In the back row, from left: Jeanette Patterson, 6,000 hours, and Dolly Jewel, 6,500 hours. Volunteers with greater than 5,000 hours not pictured are Vicki Lane, Jeanne Poe, Carolyn Brant, Jane Grimm, Sharon McNeely, Mary Lee Bishop, Thyra Messmer, Jean Wetzel, Dorothy Taylor, Sue Balsamo and Barbara Campbell.