DOREEN BURTON

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Doreen Burton is a dedicated volunteer who leads by example and inspires others to give back to their community. Whether she is baking cookies for a bake sale, or working to raise thousands of dollars for a cause she believes in, Mrs. Burton gives whole-heartedly. She began volunteering with the Charles L. LeGrow Hospital Auxiliary in 1988 and since that time has held many executive roles with that organization. Today she is still actively involved with the Auxiliary and volunteers one day a week at the Gift Shop. Mrs. Burton is also very actively involved in the Lions Club locally, provincially and nationally. She began with her local club, but shortly became involved with her District at large. In 2010 Mrs. Burton was elected to the Board of Directors with the Lions Foundation of Canada at the representative for Newfoundland and Labrador and after three years on the board, was elected as Board Chair. Mrs. Burton is committed to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities through the foundation’s Dog Guide program and even supported a local community member in receiving a guide dog. She has also committed her volunteer time to the Youth Advisory Committee and the Community Advisory Council. For her dedication to local, provincial and national organizations, her commitment to her community and her contagious giving spirit, Doreen Burton has earned a place in the Newfoundland and Labrador Volunteer Hall of Fame.