The American Red Cross – Cape Fear Chapter held its 104th annual Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony on June 11 at the Main Library in downtown Wilmington. More than 40 community members attended the event, which included highlights of the programs and services provided by the local Red Cross to Cape Fear area residents during the current fiscal year. Pictures from the event can be found on the Cape Fear Chapter Facebook page.


The American Red Cross – Cape Fear Chapter held its 104th annual Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony on June 11 at the Main Library in downtown Wilmington. More than 40 community members attended the event, which included highlights of the programs and services provided by the local Red Cross to Cape Fear area residents during the current fiscal year. Pictures from the event can be found on the Cape Fear Chapter Facebook page. Special recognition was given to the following award recipients for their exceptional service:



Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award: Abby Bowman



Services to Armed Forces Award: Bill Ritenour



Blood Services Support Award: Mary Jo Conlogue



Disaster Services Award: Chuck Thurlow



Chapter Support Services Award: Bev Murtaugh



Employee Excellence Award: Vicki LaBelle



Volunteer Leadership Award: Debra Duna and Mike Seigh



Outstanding Community Partner Award: BrunswickCountyEmergency Services



Tiffany CircleRecognition: Jessica and Monica Watson



Blood Donor Recognition:



·         James Mahony – 10+ gallons



·         William Roesink – 13 gallons



·         Ruth Jordan – 13+ gallons



·         Susan Jackson – 13+ gallons



·         Stephen Abarno – 15 gallons



·         Klaus Schagat – 15+ gallons



·         Worth Olive – 17+gallons



·         William Cottingham – 16 gallons



·         Lee Pierce – 16 gallons



·         David Eggleston – 16+ gallons



·         James Stasios – 23+ gallons



·         Carole Bryant – 50 gallons



The Cape Fear Chapter also unanimously elected its 2013-14 Board of Directors officers and members. The following leadership team will take office on July 1:



·         Officers: Bradley Coxe, Chairman; Brad Barth, Vice Chair I & Board Development Committee Chair; Peggy O’Leary, Vice Chair II & Philanthropy Committee Chair; Connie Reeves, Secretary; Larry Matheny, Immediate Past Chairman



·         Members At Large: Kent Anderson, Kathleen Baylies, Craig Chancellor, Jay Briley, Drew Haley, Yvonne Hughes, John Roberts, Dr. Andrew Simpson, Nolan Smith, and Tony Stroud



The Cape Fear Chapter serves Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover and Pender counties. For information, visit redcross.org or call 910-762-2683.