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A group of dedicated local individuals were recognized Thursday for their service and impact as Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Master Wellness Volunteers.
Collectively, had donated more than 760 hours to help Extension by the end of October, and have continued to add to those hours by assisting with preparation, hosting and assisting during Extension programs this month.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent Johanna Hicks with Master Wellness Volunteers recognized Thursday at the Extension Leadership Advisory Board Recognition Reception
The volunteers, in addition to be being recognized on Thursday, also were happy to talk about the various Extension programs, featured in displays at the Extension Office, during a Leadership Advisory Board recognition reception.
Among the Master Wellness Volunteers recognized with certificates of achievement for their invaluable hours of service this year are:
Patsy Neal – 290 volunteer hoursPat Connally – 168.25 volunteer hoursJoan Brennan – 85.5 volunteer hoursMarjean Allen – 68.5 volunteer hoursSusie Faltesek- 65.25 volunteer hoursWendy Johnson- 56.5 volunteer hoursLaTarra Giles-20.5 volunteer hoursSylvia Millsap-6.5 volunteer hoursNell Shipp-2.5 volunteer hours
“These hours are as of Oct. 31. Many more hours of volunteer service have been contributed in November,” said Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Community Health Agent for Hopkins County.
Each Master Wellness volunteer commits to 40 hours of training to obtain knowledge and skills to live a healthier lifestyle and encourage others to do the same. Upon successful completion of the training, Master Wellness Volunteers then commit to giving back 40 hours of service to Extension.
Other projects the Master Wellness Volunteers have assisted with include 4-H Food project …
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