Van Mall — Seven local volunteers were thanked by the American Red Cross of Southwest Washington during an annual volunteer recognition dinner on May 10 at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver. Duane Royer won the Emergency Services Volunteer of the Year award because of his tireless work — preparing reports and grants, teaching classes and being ready to respond anytime. (Royer’s award was presented by emergency services director Kelly Anderson via live webcam from Alabama, where she was helping tornado victims.) Also celebrated were Volunteer of the Year Chris Kane; Service to Armed Forces Volunteer Julie Berger; Health and Safety Volunteer Luis Osoria; Youth Volunteer Vickie Su, a senior at Mt. View High School; Blood Services Volunteer Susan Schneiderman; and Board Member of the Year Andrew Young.