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Meals On Wheels of Rowan Announces
New Executive Director!
New Board Members Join Meals on Wheels!
April 21, 2017 - Meals on Wheels of Rowan elected new Board members, Mike Menius, Libby Post, and RobMiller to three year terms. Menius, Post and Miller join members, Renee Gray, Amy Ritchie and Connie Basinger who were re-elected for three year terms.
Menius is the Executive Director at Carillon Assisted Living of Salisbury. He is from Salisbury and has a demonstrated passion for the wellness of seniors. Carillon leaders have a fine legacy of supporting Meals on Wheels with their time and talent. Tom Robinson, board vice president and chair of board engagement said, “Mike will immediately add value to our organization with his knowledge of caring for seniors.”
Post is the Director of the Rowan-Salisbury School’s Child Nutrition program. She directs the child nutrition program in 32 schools across Rowan county. Post supervises menu planning, purchasing, personnel, facilities, etc. A longtime resident of Salisbury, Post volunteers with several other community groups and is committed to programs that remedy food insecurity. Pat Murtaugh, member of the board engagement committee, said, “Libby’s knowledge of nutritional programs and professional status as a registered dietician will be a significant help to Meals on Wheels. She is passionate about insuring no one goes hungry on her watch! “
Miller is Senior Relationship Manager-Assistant Vice President in the Granite Quarry office of F& M Bank. He has been in banking for 18 years. Miller grew up in Spencer and currently he and his wife and daughter reside in Rockwell. Miller also serves on the Granite Quarry Revitalization Committee. Board Engagement chair, Tom Robinson said, “Rob will be a terrific addition to our board of directors. His knowledge of business and finance will insure that we develop efficiencies and continue to maintain the highest level of financial stewardship.”
We’d like to thank Cathy Bowles for donating her van to Meals on Wheels of Rowan! Cathy used to prepare meals for us at CJ’s BBQ and after retiring, offered her van for our use. Cathy’s donation will help us continue our mission to serve the home-bound senior, disabled and convalescing residents of Rowan County.
Newspapers for Seniors Program Sponsors!
We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Mark Stout and Stout Heating & Air of Salisbury for sponsorship of our Newspapers for Seniors program! We would also like to thank the Salisbury Post for their Gift-in-Kind donation of a portion of each days newspapers for the program. Many of our meal recipients enjoy reading the newspaper and these sponsorships make it possible to deliver the news along with their daily meal; keeping them connected to what is happening our communities. Thank you!
Originally from Salisbury, Cindy has recently returned "home." Her mother was the longtime Director of Child Nutrition for the Salisbury City Schools. Fink said, "My mother had a passion for feeding the children of this community. Today, home-bound senior citizens and disabled individuals are also faced with food insecurity. Over 200 individuals receive meals due to the effort of over 1,000 volunteers. Volunteers are essential to the mission of Meals on Wheels, and without them, we could not deliver meals across Rowan County every Monday through Friday. I am grateful to be joining an organization with such a committed group of volunteers."
February 21, 2017 - Joining Meals on Wheels of Rowan as Executive Director is Cindy Fink. Cindy previously served as Executive Director of the Granville County United Way and the Granville Education Foundation. She also worked as Regional Director of Marketing for two NC-based pharmacies where she worked with senior living, nursing and assisted living communities. Most recently, Ms. Fink served as house director for UNC's Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority in Chapel Hill, managing two facilities and dining services for 185 members. She holds an MBA from the Bryan School of Business at UNC-Greensboro and an undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.
THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!
April 23rd - 29th was VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION WEEK! All week long, our Staff and Board Members were at each of our 5 meal pick-up sites to greet our volunteers and thank them for their support. Volunteers were offered snacks and beverages, car magnets and reusable totes in appreciation! Thanks again to each and every one of you for all you do to help us serve the home-bound senior, disabled and convalescing residents of Rowan County!
The Board also recognized outgoing board member, Charles Goodman, for his efforts on behalf of the home-bound senior, disabled and convalescing residents of Rowan County. Charles was the first person on the Food Lion volunteer team to deliver meals when Food Lion started their Meals on Wheels delivery team 11 years ago. Connie Basinger, Board Chair, said, “over his tenure, Charles has served as Board Treasurer, chair of the fundraising committee for the annual BBQ sale and as a devoted board member. We appreciate his service and commitment to Meals on Wheels of Rowan.”
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