Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

February 6, 2014

United Fund honors officers, board members

CROSSVILLE — The United Fund of Cumberland County held its annual meeting on Thursday, Jan. 23. Outgoing president McKinley Tabor opened the meeting, welcoming board members and partner agency representatives.

McKinley noted that 2013 was a challenging year, given that the world and the community is a far different place than it was in 1966 when the United Fund was founded. In 2013 new governing policies and procedures were implemented and bylaws were revised which should improve the overall structure and coordination of the United Fund.

Executive Director Holly Neal thanked the partner agencies for "all they do all day, every day for those in our community." She also remarked that she believes the United Fund is even stronger today then when she began in 2001. The local 2013 campaign, though not reaching the aggressive goal of $365,000, did raise over $350,000.

President Tabor and Executive Director Holly Neal thanked and praised outgoing board members: Mary Waldo for serving two years and for co-chairing the 2012 golf tournament; Kellie Dodson for four years of service and her beautiful Christmas tree, Flower Tile Memory Wall and fair displays; Benny Hill for six years of service and serving as "official auctioneer" for the yearly charity auction. Debbie Wyatt was presented the Glenn S. Miller Award (named after the executive director who served for more than 30 years) for her volunteer service since 2009. Each year Wyatt has increased her volunteer hours and last year was responsible for keeping all the auction records. Board member Larry Doster was also recognized for 30 years of service.

New officers and board members for 2014 are Carmen Wyatt, president; Judy Brooks, vice president and co-campaign chairperson; Amanda Elmore, second vice president and co-campaign chairperson; Kevin Swafford, treasurer; Sharion Mercer, secretary; and board members Gary Barnwell and Nelda York. Incoming President Carmen Wyatt thanked outgoing president, McKinley Tabor, for his two years of outstanding service and loyal support to the organization as president. She presented him with an engraved gavel as a reminder of his presidency.

Bill Halsey, coordinator and alumni with the Cardiac Pulmonary Rehab Alumni (a United Fund partner agency), presented an informative slide show about the program and facility housed at Cumberland Medical Center. The rehab program offered is considered state of the art and highly recognized throughout the area.

The meeting was adjourned with a reminder of the upcoming annual auction on March 7 at Killeen’s on the Green.

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