Apr 2022 20.volunteer-award.php Display Codetitle:Myron Vogt Volunteer Award
by Barbara Berthiaume, Contributing Writer
and Robert Chanpong, Guest Writer
Myron Vogt’s name is well known in this community. He was one of the founding members of the Bluebills and was instrumental in bringing the volunteer membership from 17 in 1998 to 194 volunteers today. Always on the lookout for new programs that could enrich the community, Myron expanded the original wheelchair ramp and grab bar programs to include Fall Prevention, World Vision Essential Supplies, STEM programs, Summer Nutrition and Literacy volunteers, the Dove House Benefit, distribution of school supplies on the Peninsula, workshops on Aging in Place, and supporting the homeless to name just a few.
Myron’s philosophy was that if we find the right program, volunteers will follow. Under Myron’s leadership, the Bluebills have contributed over $500,000 in value over the years in Jefferson, Clallam, and Kitsap Counties.
In his honor, the PSO Bluebills have created an annual Myron Vogt Volunteer Award that recognizes all of the traits that he stood for: Care, Compassion, Commitment, and Community. This award will be presented annually to a PSO Bluebill volunteer to honor Myron’s legacy and to acknowledge the qualities every volunteer possesses.
Myron is no longer with us but his spirit of giving lives on. Myron inspired all of us to reach higher, go farther, and dig deeper to volunteer in Bluebill programs. He made us proud to be a Bluebill. We will honor him with the annual Myron Vogt Volunteer Award, and he will never be forgotten.
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