United Way to Recognize Volunteers at Annual Meeting

February 26th, 2013

82Fulton, NY ? When it comes to appreciating the importance of volunteering, no one understands it better than the United Way of Greater Oswego County. Volunteers are the lifeblood of the United Way and play a major role in success of many of the United Way?s initiatives and its annual campaign.

On Wednesday, March 13th, as part of the United Way of Greater Oswego County Annual Meeting, the United Way will pay tribute to its many volunteers. ?We truly value our volunteers. Without them we would not have been able to maintain the many partnerships and collaborations that we have established over the years. Whether it is serving as a Campaign Coordinator for our Annual Campaign, helping out at our Stone Soup Luncheons, or serving on our Community Investment Committee, the time and effort that we receive from our volunteers is essential in allowing us to continue our mission of building a stronger, healthier community. We are proud of our volunteers and I look forward to honoring them at our annual meeting,? said, Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Melanie Trexler.

Sponsored by NBT Bank, the United Way?s Annual Meeting and Salute to Volunteers will be held Wednesday, March 13th at 8:00 a.m. at the American Foundry, Route 104 West (behind Fajita Grill) in Oswego. In addition to honoring the United Way volunteers, Trexler stated that the program for the United Way?s Annual Meeting will also recognize the exceptional individuals and businesses whose efforts help support the United Way of Greater Oswego County?s Annual Campaign and the work of the United Way?s member agencies.

Receiving awards at this year?s Annual Meeting are:
– Company Team of the Year ? Debra Braden, Sharyl Kelly and Nancy DeGilormo
– Company Coordinators of the Year ? Kathy Fenlon and John Ferry with Oswego County Government
– Leadership & Commitment Award ? SEFA, Howard Gordon and Christy Huynh
– Spirit of the Community Award ? Oswego BPO Elks Lodge #271
– Small Business of the Year Award ? Burritt Motors

Lois Luber, resource development director for United Way, said that United Way Campaign Cabinet members and representatives from CENG, Entergy, Novelis, Bond, Schoeneck & King, and Pathfinder Bank would present the awards at this year’s meeting.

The United Way?s annual meeting is open to the public. The cost to attend the event is $15.00 per person and includes a complete breakfast. For more information on the United Way of Greater Oswego County?s Annual Meeting and Salute to Volunteers, or to make reservations, contact your United Way office, 315-593-1900 or via e-mail at: loisunitedway@windstream.net, no later than Friday, March 9th.

Cut line for photo: Members of the United Way of Greater Oswego County?s Campaign Cabinet meet to finalize details for the agency?s Annual Meeting and Salute to Volunteers. The event, which will pay tribute to the agency?s valued volunteers, will be held Wednesday, March 13th at the American Foundry in Oswego. Seated from left are Doug McRae of Bond, Shoeneck & King; and Dick Delaney of Novelis. Standing from left are Brian Finn of Entergy; Rob Rolfe of Pathfinder Investment Services; and Terry Syrell of Constellation Energy Nuclear Group?s (CENG) Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station. Absent from photo is cabinet member, Jonathan Daniels, executive director, Port of Oswego Authority.