Meet Joan – Volunteer for The Lodge
Joan Rawlings was born just north of Forest and has lived in the area her whole life. Joan has been involved with The Lodge for the past 30 years. Joan’s in-laws, parents and husband have all resided at the Home. Joan worked as an office manager for 32 years at the Co-op on the edge of town. Her attention to detail and organizational skills were very beneficial when she joined the Auxiliary in 1998 in the role of treasurer. Joan has continued to volunteer at The Lodge as an Auxiliary member, assisting with events and activities and can be found operating The Lodge tuck shop regularly. Joan was one of several local residents who recently received the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal for their “tireless service to our community and country”. The medal recognizes individuals who have made valuable contributions to enrich the lives of their fellow citizens. When asked what she enjoys most about volunteering, Joan responded that she enjoys talking to people and being able to make them smile. “When I stop to say hello, I can see their face light up and that makes my day!”
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