SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — Senior Volunteer Services (SVS) held its annual Volunteer Recognition Brunch on Tuesday, May 21, at the Marriott Garden Inn in San Luis Obispo. The event is held every year as a “thank you” to all the volunteers who are members of SVS and have put in hundreds of hours at different nonprofit partners throughout San Luis Obispo County and Northern Santa Barbara County.

The theme of this year’s event was “Royalty — Where Volunteers Reign Supreme.” It was well-attended, and everyone had an enjoyable time. Every table setting had little gift bags and other little prizes in addition to the food and thecamaraderie of fellow volunteers. The highlight of the day was the raffle prize giveaway at the end where gift cards, gift certificates, and a multitude of items that had been graciously donated by local businesses from throughout the Central Coast were raffled off. 

This year the award winners were as follows: Volunteer of the Year — Gary McMaster, curator of the Camp Roberts Historical Museum; Station (Nonprofit Organization) of the Year — Meals That Connect (accepted by Director Laura Edwards); and the Carol Conway Award (Spirit of Volunteerism) — Mary Ann Oliver, who puts in volunteer hours at both the Clark Center and Second Chances. The award winners all gave inspirational acceptance speeches that were well received by all in attendance. SVS would like to give a special thank you to all the volunteers who helped make the event a resounding success. 


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