Recently, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass staff recognized several of the many outstanding volunteers that help them deliver on the mission of the organization. All volunteers were invited to a reception to honor their generous commitment to making the museum a gem in our community. While they were here they were treated to the William Morris: Native Species exhibition which features the flora and fauna of the Pacific Northwest in 38 blown-glass vessels.
Those volunteers receiving special recognition that evening include the following:
Liane Butitta logged 641.50 volunteer hours in past year in The Museum Shop, as a docent and in assisting with exhibitions.
Chris Grunwald put in 353.5 volunteer hours in past year in The Museum Shop, as a docent, serving as a special events hostess, and in general staff support.
Nancy Orlady worked 310 hours in The Museum Shop.
Joan Lidner assisted with book organization in the Mabel R. McClanahan Study Gallery. In addition, Joan volunteers weekly in The Glass Studio and has sewn bean bags that are used to stabilize objects during storage and moving.
Kay Villa donated her time as a docent for scout and adult tours and helps with landscaping.
Ellora Patel is a student Art Activity Day volunteer and also assists in The Glass Studio during scouting events.
Last year, Adelle Strugell established the Teen Studio Volunteer Program with Trevor Nelson She continuously recruits her peers for museum activities. She helps during Art Activity Days, the Arts Festival and during scouting events.
Without these volunteers, and many others, museum operations would not run as smoothly as they do today. When you see them volunteering, be sure to thank them.
Thank you to Liberty Hall Banquet and Conference Center for providing refreshments during the evening.