Volunteer of the Year
Each year, a volunteer who exemplifies the mission and philosophy of the Medical Center is recognized for his or her contributions as a volunteer. Congratulations go to Katie Weaver, who was recently selected by her peers and St. Joseph Staff as the Volunteer of the Year for 2014. Since joining the St. Joseph Auxiliary in 1995, Katie has logged over 7500 hours as a dedicated and loyal volunteer in the Elizabeth Gift Shop, working three shifts there each week. Katie is a favorite with many customers. She greets all her customers with a friendly smile and is happy to lend a helping hand to find the perfect gift or items they need; or add that extra special touch when wrapping gifts.
Katie was born in Sheridan, Wyoming. She was married to her late husband, Harvey for 62 years. They owned and operated a logging and trucking business for 30 years in which Katie did all the bookkeeping. They later moved to California and eventually to Clarkston, Washington. Together they raised four children, three of whom still reside in northern California and one who lives in Lewiston. Katie is blessed with 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grand children and 1 great-great granddaughter.
In addition to volunteering at the Elizabeth Gift Shop, Katie has been involved with the Episcopal Church and enjoys volunteering at the holiday bazaars and luncheons. Leisure activities have included baking, needlepoint, sewing, playing the piano and gardening. More recently, she has enjoyed acquainting herself with the computer to stay in touch with family and friends.
When asked about volunteering at the Elizabeth Gift Shop, Katie states, “The Gift shop has wonderful items to choose for a special gift. Helping people and having a family of friends at the Gift Shop is what it is all about!” Clearly, Katie is a volunteer we can count on at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. She is a truly deserving recipient of this year’s Volunteer of the Year Award!
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