Health System Honors Long-time Auxiliary Volunteer

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Nov. 22, 2011 – A large number of well-wishers turned out recently to honor long-time Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Auxiliary Volunteer Ivalee Roberson on her 90th birthday and to celebrate her 27 years of service to the Health System.

Speakers for the special event were Gary R. Colberg, FACHE, president & CEO; Jackie Weder, vice president, Marketing; Susan Floyd, coordinator, Gift Shops; and Tom Bulloch, volunteer, and a former co-worker of Roberson when she worked at what was then Brunswick Pulp & Paper Company as a payroll supervisor.

Kristin Doll, director of Volunteer Services, also spoke and presented Roberson with her original volunteer application framed for the occasion. Mary Lynne Cochran, president, Brunswick Auxiliary, presented her with a lifetime membership to the Auxiliary, as well as a gift.

Additionally, District 4 County Commissioner Mary C. Hunt presented her with a proclamation declaring “Ivalee Roberson Day” in Glynn County, while Brunswick Mayor Bryan Thompson proclaimed the same for the City of Brunswick. Roberson was also given a special gift from former Auxiliary President Jonell Thompson and serenaded by William Lewis, transporter, Central Transport, with a special song he wrote for her. Additionally, the owners of Brunswick Floral donated 90 red and yellow roses, Roberson’s favorite flowers, in her honor.

Roberson, a resident of Brunswick, volunteered as manager of the Brunswick Campus Gift Shop for most of her 27 years as a volunteer and is a former Brunswick Campus Volunteer of the Year. She has been honored previously as the Health System’s YWCA Woman of the Year and as the Coastal Georgia Volunteer of the Year by the United Way. She is married to Frank Roberson, who became a lifetime member of the Auxiliary in 2008. She has a son and a daughter, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.