2017 Florence Gouthro Memorial Volunteer of the Year Recipient:
Georgie Dewey has been a dedicated member of First United Church her entire life. She has held many volunteer positions over the years. She is a silent doer and not one to talk about all the volunteering she has done. Her favorite quote is "I never let my right hand know what my left hand is doing."
Some of the volunteer positions she has held are Explorer Leader, Sunday School Teacher, and Superintendent of the Sunday School for over 15 plus years. She is a member of the Board for the McLennan Memorial Camp serving for several summers as their Camp Cook. Georgie has been the Secretary to the Official Board for the First United Church and is currently the First United Church Representative on the Board for The Pictou County Council of Churches, being re-elected again for 2017. Georgie has been the Secretary for the Pictou County Council of Churches for over 20 years. She is a very dedicated member and volunteer.
She has been the Secretary of the Board of Managers, the Secretary United Church Women, Pictou Presbyterial and Secretary for Maritime Conference for 7 years. She is also the Editor of the twice-yearly Church Newsletter. Georgie has served many terms for the Congregation as secretary and has been re-elected this year to serve again. She is a member of our United Church Women (UCW) where she has been the Treasurer for fifty-years plus. Georgie is currently a member of our Structural Review Committee.
Georgie has held many community volunteer positions including helping at the Shepherd's Lunchroom, supporting the UCW Christmas project, the "Mitten Tree" delivering items to the Brunswick Street Mission, Halifax. She is a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, secretary for over 15 years and recently retired.
Georgie Dewey is considered an awesome neighbor, known for her treats for children on hot summer days and for making meals to anyone who is ill, she has done this dozens of times over the years. She is known by her neighbors as an “Angel in Disguise.”
Georgie Dewey is a very giving and dedicated volunteer, always there to lend a helping hand. The Town of Trenton is lucky to have such a dedicated and inspiring volunteer as Georgie Dewey!
Congratulations to all of our AMAZING nominees this year! Thank you for everything you do for our community!
2017 Volunteer Representatives
397 Royal Canadian Air Cadets - Bernice MacDonald & Bruce Paige
Albion Boxing Club - Walter Linthorne & Erin MacGregor
First United Church - Georgie Dewey
Friends of Trenton Park Society - Suzie Taylor
Pictou County Seniors Festival - Billy Jenkins
Public Nominations - Al McGrath
Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 29 - Heidi Boyles & Renie Currie
Steeltown Friendly Group - Betty Cooke
Trenton Fire Department - William Ehler
Trenton FunFest Committee - Kelly Salsman
Trenton Minor Ball - Vernon Earle
Trenton Parks & Recreation - Michael Trefry
VON of Pictou County - Ryleigh Cameron