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United Way To Recognize Volunteers

OSWEGO, 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.

Members of United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Board of Directors discuss plans for the annual meeting. From left are: Tom Greer of the Fulton School District; Dr. Richard Tesoriero of Tesoriero Chiropractic; Kathy Fenlon, executive director of the Oswego County Youth Bureau; Bernadette Costello of Pathfinder Bank; board president, Wendy Tetro of Fulton Savings Bank; Maggie Killoran of Cayuga Community College; Bill Crist, superintendent of the Oswego City School District; Christy Huynh of SUNY Oswego; Bob Hunter of C-Vac Company; Jim Mahoney; John Nelson of Nelson Funeral Home; and Doug McRae of Bond, Schoeneck & King.  Absent are board members Jonathan Daniels, Daniel Dorsey, Brian Finn, Maria Hudson, Gary Mashaw, Andrew Nickerson, Queenie O'Neil-Sands, John Scardella, Shawn Seale, Peter Sheftic and Connie Smith.
Members of United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Board of Directors discuss plans for the annual meeting. From left are: Tom Greer of the Fulton School District; Dr. Richard Tesoriero of Tesoriero Chiropractic; Kathy Fenlon, executive director of the Oswego County Youth Bureau; Bernadette Costello of Pathfinder Bank; board president, Wendy Tetro of Fulton Savings Bank; Maggie Killoran of Cayuga Community College; Bill Crist, superintendent of the Oswego City School District; Christy Huynh of SUNY Oswego; Bob Hunter of C-Vac Company; Jim Mahoney; John Nelson of Nelson Funeral Home; and Doug McRae of Bond, Schoeneck & King. Absent are board members Jonathan Daniels, Daniel Dorsey, Brian Finn, Maria Hudson, Gary Mashaw, Andrew Nickerson, Queenie O'Neil-Sands, John Scardella, Shawn Seale, Peter Sheftic and Connie Smith.

On March 9, as part of the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s 73rd 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 is assisting us with the Success By 6 Stuff-A-Bus Campaign, being one of our campaign coordinators 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 Alliance Bank, the annual meeting will be held at 8 a.m. at the American Foundry, 246 W. Seneca St.

In addition to honoring the United Way volunteers, Trexler stated that the program for the 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 – Pathfinder Bank

Certificates of Recognition – Oswego City School District / Oswego Health

Company Coordinator of the Year – Patrick Dewine, Friendly’s Restaurant

Certificates of Recognition – Mary Stanton, principal, Phoenix School District / Kathy Kintz, Cento

Leadership & Commitment Award – JC Penney, Oswego

Certificates of Recognition – SUNY Oswego / Oswego County Opportunities

Spirit of the Community Award – Stone Soup / Stone Soup Too!  committee members and volunteers

The United Way’s annual meeting is open to the public.

The cost to attend the event is $15 per person and includes a complete breakfast.

For more information or to make reservations, call 593-1900 or e-mail at: [email protected] no later than March 4.