Pine Village Honors Clark & Connie Graber as Volunteers of the Year

By Shelby Shaw
March 06, 2014

More than 100 people attended the Annual Corporation Meeting of Pine Village and the Memorial Home Endowment Foundation on Tuesday, March 4 at the Wellness Center. The evening included election of new board members, employee service awards and honoring of Volunteer of the Year.

Pine Village presented the first Volunteer of the Year Award, with this year’s recipients being Clark and Connie Graber. The Grabers have chaired the Benefit Day Events for many years, and play a very key role in the continued success of these events. Additionally, Clark and Connie can be seen on campus helping with numerous other activities including the community blood drive, helping at the front desk and Connie also is a past board member.

“The Graber’s Christian giving spirit is a blessing to all of us here at Pine Village,” said Jim Huxman, Administrator.

Retiring Pine Village board members also were honored and included Allen Seeber from the First United Methodist Church, Tim Goering from the McPherson First Mennonite Church, and Ruth Oltmanns from Moundridge Evangelical Free Church. Also, stepping down from the board is Lou Fensky from St. John’s Lutheran Church. Newly elected Pine Village board members include Ken Neufeld from First United Methodist Church, Brion Fensky from St. John’s Lutheran Church, Ben Stucky from the McPherson First Mennonite Church, and Kolene Sugars from Moundridge Evangelical Free Church.

On the Memorial Home Endowment Foundation Board, retiring members included Joe Zerger and Jay Goering. Newly elected members include incumbent Duane Becker, Leo Miller and Dr. Marla Ullom-Minnich.

Other highlights of the evening included honoring 19 of Pine Village employees who had served two, five, or 10 years. Additionally, Dorothy Otte was recognized for her 25 years of service in nursing at Pine Village.


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