At South Sound Critter Care, we couldn’t do what we do for wildlife without the hard work and commitment of our volunteers. SSCC’s Board of Directors held our annual appreciation event to honor them on Sunday at the Cherokee Bay Clubhouse in Maple Valley. It was a fun time of great food, story-swapping, and well-deserved recognition.
While the event was going on, we were all able to enjoy a slideshow of animals cared for by SSCC volunteers and staff during 2015. The slideshow, played on a continuous loop, was created by SSCC volunteer Curt Pliler.
Here are just a few highlights from the event.
Rachael Mlakar started off the afternoon for us by reading a very touching poem she wrote about SSCC.
Board members Richard Cassell and Estrada Colon had a great time handing out certificates and personally thanking our volunteers, who were then able to take a gift card of their choosing.
It was also our pleasure at this time to brag about Kellian Baker, Yun Byeon, David Duke, and Colleen Mayer for having the most volunteer hours.
Fancy, SSCC’s educational crow, was also in attendance and seemed to enjoy the attention. Here she is with her handler, Dana McDonald.
Dr. Jan White, DMV and president of the SSCC board, gave our first-ever keynote address, discussing how far SSCC has come, challenges we’re currently facing, and big, exciting dreams for South Sound Critter Care’s future.
Would you like to be a part of the fun next year? Talk to us today about becoming a volunteer at South Sound Critter Care!