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Congratulations to the hospital’s newest Lady and Gentleman Volunteers of the year.
Aleta Siefer and Phil Strother were named as volunteers of the year at the annual Volunteer
Recognition Dinner held on April 29th at the Al Kader Shrine Center.
Siefer, a resident of Portland, Oregon has been volunteering at the hospital since 2009 in
the hospital’s Patient Education Library and at the hospital’s reception desk. Prior to volunteering
Siefer was an employee of the hospital for 40 years. She devoted more than 1,241 hours in 2010-2011.
Strother, a resident of Lake Oswego, Oregon has been volunteering since 2008 as a driver for the
hospital helping bring children to the hospital from the airport, bus and train station. He is also
an active member of Al Kader Shriners as well as other masonic groups. During 2010-2011 he volunteered
more than 815 hours.
More than 120 volunteers and their guests were honored at the event which culminated in announcing
the volunteers of the year. Which recognizes the hospital volunteers for their hours and years of service
to the organization. The dinner recognized the achievements of the volunteers for both 2010 and
2011. Special awards for “Best Smile” were presented to Ellen Anne Jensen and Bruce Dyar, “Best Dressed”
awards were presented to Janice Fitzgerald and Ken Friedland. The awards for “Going the Extra Mile” were
presented to Fred Swanson and Phyllis and Frank Brewington. Please click on the link to see a list of
all the awards presented for the evening. Thank you again to all of our volunteers who achieved more
than 23,534 hours of service in 2010 and 2011.
For More Information, please contact:
Director of Community Affairs and Development
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Portland
3101 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239
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