May 01, 2019

Long serving Rural Frontenac Community Services (RFCS) Treasurer Bob Webster was named Volunteer of the Year at the agencies Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Monday Night (April 29)

“Bob originally came to RFCS to volunteer with the income tax program, where he was recognized as a skilled experienced financial ‘guy’ and quickly recruited for the Board of Directors. It didn’t take long for him to take on the role of treasurer where he has been a vital contributor to the agency,” said RFCS Executive Director Louise Moody as she announced the award.

Moody describe Webster as a “quiet leader with insight and foresight that are both extremely valuable when managing through the minefield of government regulations, funding and bureaucracy.

She also said that his “positive attitude, ability to see all sides of an issue and his unwavering commitment to Rural Frontenac Community Services over the last eight years is remarkable. He is held in high esteem by the board, who all value his contribution and appreciate the opportunity to work with him.”

He has served as RFCS treasurer for 8 years.

In an email to the News on Tuesday (April 30), he said he was “surprised and honoured to be recognized as the Volunteer of the Year.

“In particular, I was humbled to be in the company of so many other volunteers who were in attendance. Whether providing drives for folks to attend medical appointments, delivering meals on wheels, assisting with social activities such as Diners or any number of other contributions, these volunteers cover hundreds of thousands of kilometers, and donate tens of thousands of hours of their time to making life better for their neighbours in rural Frontenac.”

RFCS operates programs for children, youth, adults and seniors. Over fifty of the agencies’ volunteers attended the annual appreciation dinner this week.

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