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2003 - Mrs. Joyce Mason, Fort Myer Volunteer

Mrs. Joyce Mason

Emma Marie Baird Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service

2003 - Mrs. Joyce Mason, Fort Myer Volunteer

Mrs. Joyce MasonMrs. Joyce Mason, Fort Myer volunteer, has contributed over 4,000 hours of service to ACS since 1983. As a front desk receptionist, she greets and screens clients, fields calls, checks out items from the Lending Closet, registers individuals for classes, and provides Welcome Packets. As the receptionist, she is the key to the intake process and guides clients through proper channels for optimum service. Using her skills as an accountant, she serves as the Treasurer of the ACS Private Organization, maintaining all bookkeeping functions.

Last year, Mrs. Mason supervised volunteers at the Tax Center, training them to greet and screen walk-in and telephone clients. During the holidays, Mrs. Mason participates in the Christmas Food Basket Program, packing and distributing over 800 baskets per season. She spearheads the toy portion of the Food Basket Program, which distributes hundreds of toys to children. Finally, as a special projects team member, she assists in making Welcome Packets, mails literature for the AER campaign, sends care packages to soldiers, and assists with the ACS Birthday picnic.

Since 1999, Mrs. Mason has received the Military District of Washington Helping Hand Award, the Fort Myer Military Community Volunteer of Merit Award, and the Patriotic Service Award.