South Run RECenter’s
2012 Outstanding Volunteer
of the Year
Marie Butcher is one of South Run RECenter's outstanding
volunteers. She stands out because of her enthusiastic
support of the Fairfax County Park Authority goals and
her tireless devotion to the needs of our customers.
As a front desk volunteer, Marie is the first taste our
customers get of South Run's unique family atmosphere and
outstanding facilities. She exemplifies friendly
helpfulness in all her dealings with customers and staff.
Her extensive knowledge of the RECenter's operations has
enabled her to significantly add to customer satisfaction
with the South Run experience. Hallmarks of her volunteer
efforts are dependability, enthusiasm and follow-up.
Marie has given many prospective customers a tour of our
facilities and persuaded a lot of them to take advantage
of our pass sales. She has done much to influence new
customers to join and old ones to keep coming back.
When there is not much business at the front desk, Marie
ensures the entrance, desk and foyer areas are neat and
clean. She constantly seeks ways she can use spare
moments to help the staff with anything that needs to be
done. These include filing, making copies, assembling
handouts and welcome packets, and preparing class passes.
Even when she is just visiting South Run for a workout,
she takes a break to help out when needed.
Marie's extra efforts to learn as much as possible about
our operation have made her much more effective in
handling things that many other volunteers must refer to
staff. She has frequently stayed late when we were
short-staffed or had a high volume of new patrons. Having
volunteered 1100 hours in the last 5 1/2 years,
highlights her conscientiousness and adds to her unique
contributions and makes Marie Butcher truly deserving of