Nellie Wegscheid was recently named Minnesota VFW Auxiiary Outstanding Volunteer of the Year. Nellie is a committed Tri-County Health Care (TCHC) volunteer and Auxiliary vice president. When asked about her recent accomplishment Nellie said, “I feel like I owed it to Tri-County to volunteer my time to such a wonderful organization that gave so much to my family and I. My husband was a Tri-County employee for more than 30 years in the purchasing department. I’m incredibly thankful.”
Janet Wiedewitsch, TCHC Staffing Coordinator, said, “Nellie has been an active Auxiliary member for more than 25 years; in addition to that, she has been a TCHC volunteer (Pink Lady) since 2004. We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated and well-respected volunteer.”
Nellie has held the office of president, vice-president and the treasurer for the Auxiliary and has served approximately 1,600 hours. She has worked on numerous fundraising events including holiday auctions, dances, Valentine’s Day projects and wrapping Christmas cookies. She not only donates her time, but is also very generous in giving of her hand-stitched quilts, baked goods, dolls, furniture and home décor to be auctioned.
As a TCHC volunteer, Nellie works in Nursing Services, Caring Heart Boutique gift shop and the surgical waiting room. She also makes basinet quilts and does other special projects.
Asked about how she feels being recognized with this statewide award, “It’s nice to get this award, though I don’t feel like I do that much. I’m going to turn 80 years old in July and I feel blessed to be able to get up in the morning and come into TCHC to be able to do this kind of work.”
Please help us in congratulating Nellie on this outstanding award and well deserved recognition!
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