The Museum held their latest annual volunteer recognition reception in the Library at the Royal Canadian Military Institute on Thursday February 7th. The purpose of the evening was to give thanks and recognition to our dedicated and hardworking volunteers. In 2018 our team put in just over 1900 hours although we can be sure there were more hours that weren’t recorded!
Besides our weekly volunteers, three members of the museum’s Board of Governors were present. We were also pleased to have Commanding Officer, LCol Frank Lamie, and MWO Jeff Johnston on behalf of the Regimental Sergeant Major, who both expressed their appreciation for the work of our volunteers and the importance of the museum both internally and externally.
And of course being museum nerds, we were also pleased to receive a tour of new exhibits installed in the last year by the RCMI Museum Curator, Ryan Goldsworthy.
Museum board chair Jim Lutz presented appreciation certificates to the following volunteers who as of 31 December 2018, had provided at least 25 hours of service since 2012 (issued in 25 hour increments):
- 25 Hours – Mr Colin Sedgwick-Pinn
- 25 Hours – O/Cdt Steven Ye
- 50 Hours – Pte Ashley Patoine
- 50 Hours – Mr Matt Noel
- 75 Hours – Ms Meryn Winters
- 200 Hours – Capt Ken Kominek
- 425 Hours – Ms Cheryl Copson
- 700 Hours – Sgt Graham Humphrey
- 750 Hours – CWO (Ret’d) Shaun Kelly
Certificates will also be provided to the following who were unable to attend the reception:
- 200 Hours – Mr Alex Meyers
- 425 Hours – Ms Briahna Bernard
Our museum team has a great cross section of serving soldiers, former serving soldiers, museum professionals, and public historians. If you’d be interested in joining our team and helping at the museum on Thursday evenings, please see our volunteering info page and complete a volunteer application. Of if you have questions, you can email the Curator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unable to volunteer but would like to support the work of the Regimental Museum, please consider becoming a sustaining donor!