United Way of Weld County recently announced new members for their Board of Directors and the 2012-13 officers. The UWWC mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community.
As a local independent charitable organization, United Way of Weld County relies on community members to govern the organization and ensure the community and mission is at the forefront of operation. Board members are volunteers who provide policy, development, guidance, trusteeship, accountability and oversight.
The executive committee is comprised of chair: Rick Jenkins, Flood and Peterson; chair elect: Jay Hinrichs, University of Northern Colorado Athletics; three vice chairs: Margie Martinez Perusek, Weld County Sheriff’s Office; Ted Warner, Connecting Point; and Fred Otis, Otis, Coan & Peters; and Treasurer: Jim Brock, Rickards, Long & Rulon.
New directors are C.J. Archibeque, city of Greeley; Dan Dennie, Banner Health/North Colorado Medical Center; and Becky Safarik, city of Greeley.
Mark Tucker, Greeley
My car died recently on 10th Street, eastbound at 59th Avenue in the acceleration lane.
I’m 89 and not quite as sharp as I used to be. My cellphone was in the kitchen at home.
I raised the hood, turned on the blinkers and started limping toward the Grease Monkey, where I could get help. A gentleman appeared and offered to take me anywhere, or do anything he could to help. He stayed with me until he was certain I was getting help; then after I had thanked him, he quietly slipped away without leaving his name.
Chris Campbell, the Grease Monkey manager, stopped what he was doing, ran down to the car for a quick inspection, called my roadside service and arranged a tow. He then gave me a ride home in his personal vehicle.
A sincere “thanks” to these folks. Your kindness is appreciated.
Bill Lemaster, Greeley