Savannah/ Cha- tham CASA is pleased to announce Sandra Bath and Dorinda Duggan, CASA Advocates, as the winners of the 2013 Nadine Goldwire CASA Volunteer of the Year Award. This award is named for CASA Volunteer of three years, Ms. Dorothy “Nadine” Goldwire who passed in 2011. This award recognizes an outstanding CASA volunteer who has made significant contributions in helping abused and neglected children. The award is in its third year of awarding.
Sandra Bath and Dorinda Duggan have advocated as a team for countless abused and neglected children in Chatham County for over 13 years. As retired school administrators, Sandra and Dorinda are well respected throughout our community, agency, juvenile court system, and local DFCS for their tireless and selfless advocacy work. They are well known for their work ethic, positive attitude, teamwork approach, leadership, and diligence. The combination of Sandra’s and Dorinda’s high ethical standards and vast experience enable them to be excellent peer mentors to other volunteers within our agency. Due to the diligence of their teamwork and depth of their commitment to our CASA program, we cannot honor one without also recognizing the other.
Sandra and Dorinda are always willing to lend a hand in whatever way they can to support CASA. While Sandra is visible in the community recruiting volunteers and attending speaking engagements on behalf of CASA; Dorinda works closely with her church, Lutheran Church of the Ascension, to support the children we serve. Sandra also serves as a member on our Advocate Advisory Panel. Sandra and Dorinda are keen volunteers and are extremely generous with their personal time for voluntary services. They never reject additional responsibilities given to them as volunteers and often go beyond their usual call of duty when the need arises.
As the recipient of this award, Sandra and Dorinda will be recognized through our monthly e-newsletter, honored at the Savannah/ Chatham CASA Annual Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation in April, invited to serve on various committees, speaking engagements and other public events as spokespersons of the local program. They will also be nominated for other awards as applicable for volunteer appreciation throughout the year.