The Blooming Grove Volunteer Ambulance Corps constitution provides for the awarding of life and honorary membership.
Life members have served the ambulance corps for twenty years. Their operator numbers (originally assigned as part of the Civil Defense program) have been retired. We congratulate the following people for attaining this achievement.
Gil joined the Corp in 1984, he has served as Building Officer and has been on the Board of Directors, also serving as its Chairman. He continues to serve today.
Frank joined the corps in January 1977 and
served until the summer of 1997. During that
time, he served several positions, including
president, vice president, membership officer
and training officer. Frank ran more than
a thousand calls during his career.
Ginny, who was a charter member of the Corps, actively rode for ten years. After that, she server as dispatcher until the time we went with a professional dispatching service. Ginny was present at the open house for our new bay to help cut the ribbon.
Billy joined the corps in 1976.
Bill reached 6000 calls in 1998, making him the "top call"
member of the corps. Bill has served as supplies
and PCR officer during his membership years.
Marianne joined the corps in 1974.
Marianne had more than 1800 calls.
Wayne joined the Corp in 1989, he has served as Radio Officer, Membership Officer and has been on the Board of Directors, also serviing as its Chairman. He continues to serve today.
Honorary members are people from the community who have either made significant contributions to the Corps or who have shown outstanding support of the Corps. We are happy to announce the following honorary members.
Katie was inducted as an honorary member at the 2000 annual dinner meeting. In 1999, the membership of the corps voted to begin ALS (paramedic) service. Katie, who was the town supervisor at the time, supported the ambulance corps in this endeavor. For this reason, the title of honorary member has been conferred upon Katie.