Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon 2016

Nancy Kircher Named Volunteer of the year for the Richmond State Supported Living Center


Nancy Kircher lives by one motto: treat all people with dignity and respect. She embodies all the volunteers celebrated at the Annual Volunteer and Donor Appreciation Luncheon held on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at the Fort Bend Country Club. The Annual Luncheon hosted by the Volunteer Services Council (VSC) of Richmond State Supported Living Center (RSSLC) celebrated the over 400 volunteers and groups that work to enhance the lives of individuals living with Intellectual and Development Disabilities.


The VSC named Nancy Kircher the 2015 Volunteer of the Year. Mrs. Kircher has volunteered with RSSLC for over 19 years and actively participates on the Human Rights Committee, she volunteers with the Music Therapy Department, she assists with New Employee Orientation each month, and gives over 80 hours a month to assist with the Religious Services offered to the residents on a weekly basis. She was recognized in 2009 by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services as a Vision Award Recipient for her continued service to the individuals at RSSLC.


Additionally, the VSC recognized the Robert W. and Geraldine C. Simmer Foundation as the Partner of the Year. The Founders Award was given to the RSSLC Maintenance Department and the Group of the Year was awarded to the 2015 Music Festival Volunteers.


Further, the VSC is proud to honor several volunteers who have reached milestones in their years of service. Those recognized were: John Flatowicz for 5 years of service, and Karen Felkner and Leanna Garcia for 10 years of service to the VSC and RSSLC. The Holy Rosary CYO for working with RSSLC for 15 years. Further, Louise Clay and Reva Williams were acknowledged for 25 years of service. Also recognized was the Wharton County Junior College Dental Hygiene Program for their partnership for over 25 years.


Finally, The VSC recognized Mrs. Euleta "Bill” Bell for her 45 years of service to RSSLC as both an employee and volunteer. As one of the founders of the Annual State Wide Music Festival and the Travelling Choir, Mrs. Bell has worked tirelessly to serve the individuals through assisting with the music therapy program and recreation events both on and off campus.


The RSSLC is an intermediate care facility and residence for approximately 325 individuals who are diagnosed as Intellectually and/or Developmentally Disabled (IDD). RSSLC serves thirteen counties in the Greater Houston Area. The VSC of RSSLC is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide additional goods, services and enhancement of programs not available through the State. The partnership between the team and the VSC focuses on each individual, designing comprehensive plans to reach the highest quality of life possible.


If you would like more information on the Richmond State Supported Living Center, please contact the Community Relations office at 281-344-4335.

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