Rogers named Vaughan Volunteer of the Year

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The Selma Times-Journal

Billie Rogers, president of the Vaughan Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, was bestowed the hospital’s Volunteer of the Year award Tuesday during a National Volunteer Week luncheon at the Carl C. Morgan Convention Center.

Rogers, who’s volunteered at Vaughan for 23 years, was &8220;weak in the knees&8221; when Vaughan CEO Barry Keel presented her with &8220;a bouquet of roses and a big thank you.&8221;

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Rogers moved to Selma 40 years ago when her husband accepted a job at Hammermill Paper. After raising two sons, Rogers had a lot of time on her hands and began volunteering at the old Vaughan location on Dallas Avenue.

Rogers and members of the Vaughan Auxiliary were treated to lunch while guests praised volunteers’ efforts. Dr. Cheree H. Causey, executive director of the Susanna Wesley Society, was the luncheon’s keynote speaker. Based in Anniston, the society’s mission

Causey referred to the volunteers as &8220;precious treasurers,&8221; saying many hospitals would be lost without them.