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September 25, 2018

Terminella selected as ROC’s May Community Champion


OSWEGO, NY – Recognizing Oswego County has selected Lois Terminella as the Community Champion for May.

The theme for the month is “Summer Events.”

ROC members with Community Champion Lois Terminella at Camp Hollis.  From left, Penny Morely, Jackie Wallace, Quinten Denkenberger, Terminella and ROC Co-Chair, Brandon Morey.

ROC members with Community Champion Lois Terminella at Camp Hollis. From left, Penny Morely, Jackie Wallace, Quinten Denkenberger, Terminella and ROC co-chair, Brandon Morey.

“As we move into summer, we want to highlight the great things there are to do around the county.  One of those things is Camp Hollis,” said Penny Morely, ROC member.

During the school year, Terminella works for SUNY Oswego’s Auxiliary Services. But, during the summer you will find her at Camp Hollis.

In fact, this will be her 33rd year managing the kitchen at the camp.

Years ago, Terminella took classes to become a nurse, but eventually found her way into food service. In a way, she finds the jobs similar in that they both involve caring for people.

She loves working at Camp Hollis because she enjoys the kids.

“I like to feed them well-balanced meals. The kids are so grateful and often tell me they don’t get good food like that at home,” Terminella  said.

Feeding them, talking to them and teaching them is her way of trying to make a difference in the kids’ lives.

ROC member Heidi Webb observed Terminella’s lasting impression in her own children who have camped at Camp Hollis.

“When they came home from camp, the person they talked about most is Lois,” Webb said.

ROC would also like to thank Nate Emmons from the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce (http://oswegofultonchamber.com/) for sharing the many upcoming summer events that are scheduled around the county and Jane Wagoner from the Oswego City School District (http://www.oswego.org/) for providing information about free meals that will be offered over the summer break.

Next month’s theme is “Community Development/Revitalization.”

If you know an agency or community member who makes an impact in the Oswego County community in this area, please send in a nomination through the “Recognizing Oswego County – ROC” Facebook page, or contact [email protected]

Nominations are due June 9.

Members of ROC will meet again June 12 from 8-9:15 a.m. at the Oswego Federal Credit Union at 90 E. Bridge St.

New members are always welcome.

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