2005 Volunteers of the Year

Priscilla Marchand, Quota International of Woonsocket, RI

Priscilla Marchand

Quota International of Woonsocket, RI

Priscilla I. Marchand has been chosen Quotarian of the Year for this year by Quota International of Woonsocket. A member since 1996, Priscilla was honored May 18 at a dinner at the Coachmen’s Lodge in Bellingham, Massachusetts.

As a Quotarian, Priscilla has served on the board of directors, community service committee, nomination committee, and summer outing committee. She chaired the spring tea party committee and scholarship committee. She also co-chaired the ways and means committee and the disadvantaged women and children committee. During her tenure as head of the speech and hearing committee, the needs of the Rhode Island School for the Deaf were identified and, supported. A Hearing Health Day was established at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library, offering free hearing screening. A sign language story time was fostered monthly at the YWCA. The Woonsocket School Department was supplied with audiometers as well as an FM system of computer software. An infrared system for the hearing impaired was installed at the Stadium Theater.

The only child of Leo and Ellen (Girard) Marchand, Priscilla graduated from St. Clare High School after spending 12 years with the Religious of Jesus and Mary nuns. She graduated as a registered nurse from St. Vincent’s Hospital School of Nursing in Worcester, Massachusetts. A 37-year employee of Landmark Medical Center, Priscilla has worked in the post- anesthesia care unit for 30 years. She obtained certification in post-anesthesia care nursing in 1999.

Priscilla has been a member of the Woonsocket Historical Society since 1988. A member of Royal Travelers of Woonsocket, she has traveled with that group to Asia, Australia, South America, Europe, as well as to Canada and throughout the United States.

She is a member and volunteer of the Stadium Theater Foundation, and a volunteer at the Museum of Work & Culture, where she serves on the fund-raising committee.

To return to the 2005 Volunteers of the Year main page, click here.

Share With Friends Online