The 68th Annual Meeting of Visiting Nurses was held on May 9th at Oceancliff Resort on Ocean Drive in Newport. A lovely afternoon and a full agenda made for a memorable event. After a welcome to new trustee Patricia Putney, the meeting went on to award the Mary A. Dwyer Award for Community Service to Leslie and David Reed. Leslie has been a Board member at Visiting Nurses for 8 years, and she has been a steady volunteer and supporter of each and every event and campaign since she joined our Board. David has been there with Leslie every step of the way, and he has stepped in as a buildings and maintenance Mr. Fix-it whenever we have asked. Both Leslie and David Reed are involved as energetically in many other charities and organizations around Newport, including Redwood Library, The Boys and Girls Club, the Martin Luther King Center, and St. Augustin’s Church.
The Distinguished Service Staff awards and Longevity Awards were presented by CEO Candace Sharkey and President Stacey Carter. Afterwards, cocktails and refreshments were served with the lovely Narragansett Bay views as a backdrop.