Those pictured are Lt. Darin Rasmussen of the Marysville Police Department,
Charlotte Tindall, Lifetime Service Award recipient and Snohomish County Councilman John Koster.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) sponsored by Catholic Community Services celebrated and thanked nearly 200 volunteers from all around Snohomish County with a brunch and program at the 40th Annual Volunteer Recognition event on May 23, 2012 held at the Medallion Hotel in Arlington. Snohomish County Councilman John Koster thanked the volunteers for their many hours of service and talked about the value and benefits of volunteering.
Internationally recognized Jazz music educator Frank DeMiero entertained the volunteers with songs and stories from the heart. RSVP Director, Paulette Jacobson presented the President’s “Call to Service” Lifetime Service Award to 13 RSVP volunteers. This award is reserved for volunteers with over 4,000 hours of documented volunteer service. It is presented by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation in recognition and appreciation of commitment to strengthening our nation and for making a difference through volunteer service. The award also includes a “Call to Service” pin and a letter from President Obama thanking the volunteers for their service. Congratulations and Thank You to this year’s recipients: Caroline Ritchie of Edmonds; Ethel Naples, Gene Morehouse, Kristin Culleney, Lucille Dupree and Mary Bower of Lynnwood; Rose Johnson of Everett; Charlotte Tindall, and Karen Morse of Marysville; Mary Ann Krauel of Tulalip and Darlene McClay, JoAnn Walston and Linda Carlson of Stanwood.