Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) Volunteer Wayne Heidle was one of 450 people honored by OneOC at the annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards Luncheon held recently at the Disneyland Hotel. Heidle, nominated by the College for this special recognition, has become a very valued and appreciated volunteer at SCCO along with his guide dog, Tuesday. He provides key volunteer services at the College's Eye Care Center on a weekly basis, including the coordination of technology services offered in the Kathryn T. McCarty Adaptive Technology Center in the Walls Low Vision Rehabilitation Center and serves as Chairman of the Low Vision Council.
Heidle was accompanied at the event by several SCCO colleagues including: Vice President, Advancement and Marketing Paul Stover, M.Ed.; Rebecca L. Kammer, O.D., Chief, Walls Low Vision Rehabilitation Center; Director of Marketing Arlene Kaye; Low Vision Rehabilitation Center Administrative Assistant Kristen Tubbs; and Low Vision Rehabilitation Center Technician Brett Pearce.
With over 1,000 people at the April 14 luncheon, OneOC recognized not only the 450 honored volunteers, but also the spirit of volunteerism in Orange County. The Orange County Register served as a sponsor of the awards that included the Giving is Living Corporate Volunteer Award going to the Fluor Corporation.
Heidle is now serving as Co-Chair on a special Shared Visions Blue Ribbon Committee at SCCO to provide key volunteer support to the Shared Visions Gala Auction and V-Awards that will be held, September 15, 2011 at the Nixon Library. The event will offer a special art exhibit by the visually impaired community from around the world and will raise funds to support vision care for the underserved in Orange County. For more information on the Gala call 714.449.7471.