SASI is pleased to honor one of our dear volunteers, Martha McDonald. She was introduced to Ellen Butkus, founding Director of Senior Connections, as someone who knew the southeast Evanston community and older adults who would benefit from a friendly visitor. The original Senior Connections Friendly Visitor, Martha recruited the first senior who opened her home and heart to Senior Connections, Annie Northcut. They remained friends for the rest of Miss Annie's life, until August 2009, 18 years. Martha also served on Senior Connections Board of Directors for twelve years. She remains an active participant today, receiving weekly visits from her own friendly visitors, Brooke and her daughter Carlisle. Martha was honored with Wendy H. Klinkner Volunteer of the Year Award which was presented at the annual Appreciation Tea on April 22nd at the Presbyterian Homes in Evanston.