Motivated by Love of People

Dorothy

WE SINCERELY THANK YOU, our Semiahmoo House Society Volunteer Team!  Since this agency’s inception in 1958, volunteers have been at the core of its success.  The parents, who felt a need to provide community opportunities and education for their family members, created the embryo that has grown into adulthood as one of the forward reaching agencies in Canada.  They, as volunteers, created Semiahmoo House Society. They were our first Board of Directors with sleeves rolled up literally to make good things happen.  Our present day Directors are no less valiant in keeping us on the path of quality services, advocacy and support.  It takes rigorous work and deep commitment to keep us moving forward into that bright and promising place where we would all like to be.  Thank you to our first friends.

Sprinkled throughout Semiahmoo House Society are lovely people who come from their separate places in high schools, colleges and universities, workplaces, and home, in order to add their brand to the good things that happen here.  They come with enthusiasm and experience that add to the dimensions of the fine people who look to us for support in living good lives, surrounded by good people.  Almost every week, there are inquiries about what would be required in becoming a sterling volunteer at Semiahmoo House Society.  And regularly fine people join us to do what we know best – how we thank them.

It would be remiss to not recognize the amazing staff team who give steadily of their talents and vision as they immerse in best practices to follow the lead of an excellent Executive Director.  We thank him for also being a visionary, collaborating with Board and Staff alike in bringing about the good things enjoyed by us all.  Extra time and lively vision may be above expectation in a regular job requirement, and so when given, are voluntary in nature.  Thus paid staff become volunteers of quality as well.  All turn to you with thanks.

Volunteering love of people, love of work and love of purpose makes this agency what it is and what it promises yet to become.  The good men and women who rely on that love and direction can also rely on our continuing to give as we celebrate life together.

By Dorothy Gurney, Volunteer, Volunteer Coordinator

Dorothy Gurney  is a tireless volunteer who recruits and initiates volunteers to do wonderful work with people with disabilities. Thank you, Dorothy for all you do.

Semiahmoo House Society, a non-profit organization located in Surrey/White Rock, exists to provide quality services and supports to people with disabilities and their families in the community. 

The Semiahmoo Foundation exists to fund, support and enhance the programs and services delivered by Semiahmoo House Society.

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