Horace Mann knows the meaning of community service. For over 60 years he’s been lending his time and talents to numerous area organizations, and now he’s decided that it’s time to cut back a little. Earlier this month he announced that he is giving up his volunteer positions at the hospital, where he served on the Planning Committee and Citizens Advisory Committee.
At the May 12 meeting of the hospital’s Citizens Advisory Committee, Horace received a framed certificate “In Recognition of Dedicated Service to the MCDH Citizens Advisory Committee from 2007 to 2012.” Presenting the certificate, committee Chairman Rob Scott thanked Horace, saying he will be “…sorely missed for his wisdom and advice, which has greatly benefited the hospital.”
Horace told the committee that his first volunteer position in 1952 was as a Scout Master. In addition to Scouting and Mendocino Coast District Hospital, Horace’s other volunteer activities have included the Sierra Club, and service as a member of the California Senior Legislature.
I would like to add my personal thanks to Horace for his selfless service to our hospital and the community in general. He is an example for us all. Like others who volunteer here, Horace helped make our hospital a better place. We will miss him.