Volunteer of the Year
Congratulations to Jerry Myers, 2015 Volunteer of the Year! Each year, nominations from other volunteers and Medical Center Staff are received and from these a volunteer who exemplifies the mission and philosophy of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center is chosen. Collectively, our volunteers are wonderful ambassadors, daily demonstrating our mission and philosophy, so the selection committee is challenged with choosing just one volunteer. It is fitting that Jerry, with 13 years tenure and in excess of 3,500 house of service, has been selected for this year's honor and as a representative of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.
A dedicated volunteer from day one, Jerry has an impressive professional resume and brings significant leadership ability and vision to whatever he undertakes. He served on the Auxiliary Board for two years, as newsletter editor, and continues to be involved in numerous Auxiliary fundraising projects like WineFest, Salad Bar, and Mini Tree and Wreath Auction. Jerry, alongside his wife Rita, works many hours each month in The Elizabeth Gift Shop assisting our gift shop manager processing incoming inventory and other duties. Simply said, Jerry is the "Go-To Guy" for about anything that needs to be done.
True to his leadership and volunteer spirit, Jerry shares his gifts with other local and state agencies. He was elected as Member-at-Large for the Idaho Hospital Association Committee on Volunteers (COV) in 2011, as COV Chair-Elect in 2012-2013, COV Chairperson in 2014, and currently holds this position as Past Chair. Jerry also volunteers as a Citizen Volunteer Evidence Technician with the Lewiston Police Department, serves on the North West Early Stock Board of Directors, is an American Cancer Society "Road to Recovery" driver, and a member and volunteer of the All Saints Catholic Church, along with many other volunteer roles in our community.
In 2012, Jerry received the National Presidential Volunteer Award. He received the Lewiston Police Department Community Service award in 2003, and Certificate of Merit in 2005. In 2007, Jerry and his wife Rita were recognized by the City of Lewiston with the "Outstanding Citizens of the Year" award.
Jerry and Rita have been married for 49 years, and have three children and three grandchildren. When he is not volunteering, Jerry enjoys spoiling his grandchildren, building and racing stock cars, restoring and rebuilding class muscle cars, attending NASCAR and Indy car races and singing church choir and barbershop music.
Jerry is richly deserving of this recognition and is truly a volunteer we can count on both at St. Joseph and in our community.