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.
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.