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1995 - Rosalie M. Lanham, Fort Hood, TX

Ms. Rosalie M. Lanham

Emma Marie Baird Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service

1995 - Rosalie M. Lanham, Fort Hood, TX

Rosalie Lanham Ms. Lanham volunteered for the Fort Hood Army Community Service (ACS) since March 1986 contributing over 6,878 hours to ACS in the following areas:
  • Reynolds House Outreach Center, October 1993 - present
  • Hood-To-You Mobile Outreach Program, February 1992 - present.
  • Awards and Records Chair, August 1989 - April 1994.
  • Exceptional Family Member Program Volunteer, January 1987 - present.
  • Relocation Volunteer, August 1989 - October 1990.
  • Volunteer Supervisor, March 1987 - August 1989.
  • Assistant Volunteer Supervisor, January - February 1987.
  • "Welcome to Fort Hood," March - December 1986. Ms. Lanham helped develop this innovative program.

Ms. Lanham's contributions have been many and significant. She has been instrumental in helping to plan and execute 14 biannual ACS Volunteer Awards Ceremonies. She planned the decorations, flowers, menus, and assisted in preparation of the awards. Her vast knowledge of the ACS Volunteer Program has been utilized by ACS to provide a smooth transition for others who have held the volunteer supervisor position. She provided consistency in the program over the past 7 years. She represented Fort Hood at the ACS Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, in June 1987; at the Volunteer Conference in Orlando, Florida, in June 1987; and at the Volunteer Conference in Austin, Texas, in September 1987.

Since serving as Awards and Records Chair, the program has grown progressively, ending with 91 volunteers and 19,000 volunteer hours donated to ACS in FY93. She was responsible for collecting each volunteer's hours, ordering the appropriate awards and\or pins, and preparing certificates or input for certificates.

Ms. Lanham mentored 250 volunteers over the years including 7 volunteer supervisors. She gave the ACS Orientations to new volunteers. Every ACS volunteer in the last 7 years has interfaced with Ms. Lanham.

After helping to develop the innovative "Welcome to Fort Hood" Program, Mrs. Lanham continued to volunteer for the present Hood-To-You Mobile Outreach Program. Ms. Lanham has not only had an impact on the ACS Volunteer Program but all other ACS programs as well.