MFI’s 3/23 volunteer awards reception

Medfield Foundation 2014 Volunteer Recognition Reception

3:00 PM, Sunday, March 23
The Center at Medfield, One Ice House Road

The Medfield Foundation is pleased to announce that this year the following people  were nominated by fellow residents for special recognition for doing extraordinary volunteer work.  These individuals and their volunteer work will be celebrated at the recognition reception.

Youth Volunteer of the Year

  • Andrea Nevins for initiating the Miss Amazing Massachusetts event, and for volunteering with the Medfield High School Student Council, Project 351 Alumni Leadership Council, Boston Cares Teen Advisory Council, Best Buddies, Special Olympics, and as a Adaptive skiing volunteer instructor.
  • Dina Roche for running food drives to benefit the Medfield Food Cupboard at the Montrose School for the past five years.
  • Siddharth Arun for starting and running the Chess Club at the Library, and also for volunteering at Norwood Hospital, and teaching chess in other places.
  • Wesley, Corey, & Aaron Dron  for being great and caring neighbors to a couple needing assistance.

Volunteer of the Year

  • John Thompson for his work with the  Medfield State Hospital Mediation Committee, and also for the State Hospital Environmental Review Committee, Medfield Archeology Advisory Committee, Medfield Conservation Commission, Friends of the Dwight Derby House, Vine Lake Preservation Trust, and Port of Galilee Advisory Committee Narragansett RI Town Council.
  • Sonja Johanson for her work with the Victory Garden at the Wheelock School, and also the Wheelock School Site Council, the  Massachusetts Horticultural Society, and the  Massachusetts Master Gardener Association.
  • Kim Price for her work with the Medfield Coalition for Public Education, and also for the Medfield Kids PMC, and Dale St. School CSA.


Lifetime Achievement

  • Andy Thompson for his work with Little League, Soccer, Lacrosse, Ice Hockey, Boy Scouts, Medfield Park & Recreation Commission, operating the football scoreboard for 47 years, Medfield Physical Fitness Association for 48 years, The Center, the American Legion, and MPRC activities at Medfield Day.

These extraordinary Medfield volunteers have been nominated by their fellow residents for recognition in the 2014 Medfield Foundation volunteer awards, either as the adult volunteer of the year, the youth volunteer of the year, or for the lifetime achievement award.

To see the flyer announcing them all, click here

Andy Thompson received the Lifetime Achievement Award – see

John Thompson is this year’s Volunteer of the Year – see

Andrea Nevins is this year’s Youth Volunteer of the Year – see

Now all Medfield gets to hear their interesting stories, about why they were nominated, what they do, and why they do it.  Come to the MFi’s 2014 volunteer recognition reception held from 3 -5 PM on Sunday, March 23 at The Center at Medfield, One Ice House Road for an afternoon of storytelling by and about these exceptional volunteers – all are welcome and all are guaranteed to be entertained.

The seventh annual MFi volunteer awards are again sponsored by the generosity of the Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation (for the third year).

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