Holland America Line Employees Receive President's Volunteer Service Award
Volunteers recognized for their work with the Seattle Ronald McDonald House
SEATTLE, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Holland America Line employee volunteers recently
received the President's Volunteer Service Award for their work with the
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska. At a reception
at Hotel Deca in SeattleApril 23, Vice President of Guest Programs Tim Murphy
and Administrative Assistant Sherri Warner accepted the award on behalf of
their fellow employee volunteers.
The President's Council on Service and Civic Participation was established in
2003 to recognize valuable contributions volunteers are making in their
communities and to encourage more people to serve. The council created the
President's Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor
Americans who have inspired others to engage in volunteer service.
"Volunteerism is a large part of the culture at Holland America Line and we
are both proud and honored to be recognized for supporting our local
community," said Richard Meadows, Holland America Line's executive vice
president, marketing, sales and guest programs. "Our employees have a passion
for devoting their time to great organizations such as the Seattle Ronald
McDonald House, and we're humbled by this award."
Holland America Line employees sponsored and served evening meals at the
Seattle Ronald McDonald House during 2012, donating more than 200 hours of
service time. Volunteers also hosted game and craft activities for the
children. Members of Holland America Line's Guest Programs Department have
volunteered to sponsor and serve meals again in 2013.
The Seattle Ronald McDonald House is available to families with seriously ill
children undergoing treatment at Seattle Children's Hospital. The House can
accommodate up to 80 guests per night and relies on the generosity of donors
and volunteers to provide its many services, including meals.
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CCL and CUK)] Holland America Line's fleet of 15 ships offers more than 500
cruises to 415 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies. One- to
110-day itineraries visit all seven continents and highlights include
Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; a Grand
World Voyage; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Alaska,
Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal. The line currently has a
new ship on order from Fincantieri shipyard for delivery in February 2016.
Fleetwide, the company features Signature of Excellence enhancements, a
commitment totaling more than $500 million, that showcase the Culinary Arts
Center presented by Food & Wine magazine — a state-of-the-art onboard show
kitchen where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts provide
cooking demonstrations and classes — Explorations Cafe powered by The New
York Times, Digital Workshop powered by Windows, teens-only activity areas and
all new stateroom amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top
Mariner's Dream Beds.
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passion to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, World's
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