LEXINGTON PARK, Md. – Normally we have our Installation of Officers banquet to honor the past years hard work by all of our members. We “Install” our new officers and take time to recognize members that excelled this last year. Unfortunately due to the COVID 19 State of Emergency we could not hold our normal Installation. So on Tuesday 21 July, we gathered the members receiving awards at our station so we could present the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 awards.

We followed social distancing and face masks as this has been the only larger gathering in LPVRS since COVID hit. Anyone not receiving an award or being installed viewed the event via ZOOM. We did this because it is important the membership is recognized for all of their hard work.

The ceremony provided us the opportunity to thank our FY2020 officers and swear in the FY2021 officers. We also recognized the following awards:

New Life Members (20 years of Service) – Dave Klobnock
New Life Members (20 years of Service) – Jay Kretzing

25 Year of Service award – Mark Cates

30 years of Service award – Michael Langley

35 years of Service award – Donna Voorhaar

Presidents Award – The Full Elected Admin team
FY20 Vice President – Lori Marsh
FY20 Treasurer – Tracey Byrne
FY20 Asst. Treasurer – Brian Joy
FY20 Secretary – Cathy Miller
FY20 Corresponding Secretary – Katie Zwick
FY20 Associates Vice President – Sandie Hicks

Chiefs Award – FY20 Asst. Chief Jean Thomas

Rookie of the year – Grace Paglierani

Squad Person of the Year – FY20 LT. Sherri Tolson

Special Recognition award – Ralph Stotler for over 20 years of service as our Engineer keeping our vehicles running

Chiefs “Shadow” Award – Austin hicks

FY20 Top 10 Runners (we will update with call numbers after the Chiefs return next week)

# 10 Kris Lewis
# 9 Kim Adams
# 8 Richard Werring
# 7 Austin Hicks
# 6 Mike Krier
# 5 Donna Voorhaar
# 4 Ken Hicks
# 3 Chrystal Oates
# 2 Maggie Knapp
# 1 Sherri Tolson (1010 Calls)

Congratulation’s to all of the FY2020 officers and the incoming FY2021 Officers!

We would like to take this time to thank all of the LPVRS membership for everything they do to assist the citizens of St. Mary’s County through the year and thank them for their hard work at LPVRS!

Photos courtesy of Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad