Sonja L. Alcon

Title:  Medical Social Worker (Retired)
Company:  General Hospital
Location: Elizabethtown, PA United States

 
 
 
 
 

Affiliations/Associations/Societies:

  • Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
  • Adams-Hanover chapter Compassionate Friends (co-organizer, 1983)
  • Adams-Hanover Mental Health (board of directors, 1973-1976)
  • Adams-Hanover Sheltered Workshop Committee (member, 1968-1970)
  • All Saints Episcopal Church (altar guild, 1968-1986) (altar guild, 1992-1993) (diocesan delegate central Pennsylvania, 1978) (diocesan delegate central Pennsylvania, 1980-1986) (member vestry, 1973-1974) (member vestry, 1976-1979) (member vestry, 1983-1986) (member vestry, 1997) (treasurer 1979-1983) (vestry secretary, 1975)
  • All Saints Episcopal Church, Hanover area council churches (church choir, soloist, volunteer, 1975-Present)
  • American Red Cross (Hanover chapter, board of directors, 1976-1979)
  • Children’s Cardiac Fund (initiator, co-trustee, 1979-1982)
  • Community Needs Coalition (1990-1996)
  • Daughters of the Nile
  • J M Hyson Memorial Court, Harmony, CT
  • Eastern Star Home, Warminster, PA, board of directors
  • Eastern Star, Chapter #407 (Plural Member, Elizabethtown, PA 2017-Present)
  • Eisenhower Apartments Residents to the Retirement Living Residents Association (elected representative, 2018-2019)
  • Episcopal Home Shippensburg, PA (board of directors, 1979-1985)
  • Hanover Community Players (secretary, 1982)
  • Hanover Community Progress Committee (treasurer, 1976-1980)
  • Hanover Community Players (board of directors, 1974-1977)
  • Hanover General Hospital Special Needs Fund (administrator, 1986-1996)
  • Hanover Hospice (advisory council, 1982-1985)
  • Hanover Hospital Auxiliary, life member
  • Hanover Hospital, Member, Case Management Network S. Central Pennsylvania (volunteer, 1994-1996)
  • HealthSouth Rehabilitation York (member community advisory committee, 1995-1996)
  • Hospice of York (board of directors, 1980-1982)
  • Human Services Organization (president, 1980) (vice president, 1985-1986)
  • I Can Cope Classes, American Cancer Society (co-facilitator, 1989-1992)
  • Institute Pastoral Care (advisory group, 1976-1977)
  • Make Today County and Peemie Parent Support Group (organizer, local chapter, 1979)
  • Maryland Alumni Association (board directors, 1983)
  • Masonic Villages in Elizabethtown, PA, volunteer
  • Masonic Women’s Organization
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Order of the Eastern Star (life member, worthy matron, 1985-86, 2009-2010) (grand representative, Queensland, Australia 2015-2016) (grand representative, Kansas, 2016-2017)
  • Order of Amaranth (lifemember, royal patron 1987, 1988-1989) (grand representative, Wisconsin, 1994-1995) (royal matron, 1995-1996) (grand representative, Maryland, 1996-1997) (grand representative, Maine, 1997-1998 (grand historian, 1998-1999) (royal matron, 1999-2000) (grand representative, Ontario, 2000-2001) (grand standard bearer, 2001-2002) (royal patron, 2001-2002) (grand representative to England, 2002-2003) (grand representative, Iowa 2005-2006) (grand representative, Florida, 2010-2011) (royal matron, 2011-2012) (grand representative, California, 2013-2014) (grand representative, Washington, 2014-2015)
  • Order of White Shrine of Jerusalem (life member, supreme worthy herald, 1999-2000)
  • Ozemb Temple
  • Parents Anonymous (advisory council, 1976-1979) (advisory council, 1985-1992)
  • Pennsylvania White Shrine Club (president, 2002-2003)
  • Central Pennsylvania Coalition Organ/Tissue Donation (1994-1996)
  • Samaria Shrine (worthy high priestess, 1994-1995) (watchman of shepherds, 1999-2000) (supreme shrine, OWSJ 1999-2000, supreme worthy Herald)
  • Social Order of Beauceant (SOOB) (Elizabeth, PA, Worth Commendery, 2000-2001) (supreme assembly, supreme worthy preceptress 2003-2004) (supreme worthy 2nd vice president, 2004-2005) (supreme worthy, 1st vice president 2005-06) (supreme worthy president, 2006-2007) (worthy president, 1999, 2006) (supreme finance committee, 2016-2019)
  • United Cerebral Palsy South Central Pennsylvania (advisory board, 1989-1990)
  • Westminster Assembly
  • YWCA (1996-1998) (1979-1984)

Achievements:

  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2019)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2019)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2000-2016)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who of American Women,” Marquis Who’s Who (1987-2011)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who (2008-2009, 2000-2004)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare,” Marquis Who’s Who (1997-2001)
  • Recipient, Companion of the Temple award, Grand Encampment Knights Templar (1999)
  • Finalist, YWCA Salute to Women (1987, 1986)
  • Recognition Certificate, Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonel Richard McAllister Chapter (1980)
  • Recipient, York Daily Record Exceptional Citizen Award (1979)

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