Archive for Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Leavenworth County United Way meets

July 2, 2008

The United Way of Leavenworth County held its 52nd Annual Meeting on April 28 at the Riverfront Community Center. Among the activities at the meeting was the election of new members and officers to the board of directors.

New members elected are, Jo Burkett, retired director of the Red Cross; Steve Rosenthal, owner, Reece and Nichols Realty; Edith Jones, Armed Forces Insurance; Sunshine Petrone, HR director and city clerk, City of Lansing; Sister Diane Steele, president, University of Saint Mary; and Linda Scheer, county clerk, Leavenworth County.

Four board members whose term had expired were reelected for another term. They are Rev. Betty Hanna-Witherspoon, pastor, Bethel AME Church; Jeff Porter, firefighter, City of Leavenworth; Jilinda White, First State Bank and Trust Company, Tonganoxie; and Megan Scheidt, assistant to the city manager and public information officer, City of Leavenworth.

The new board members took office effective with the annual meeting and will serve three-year terms, which will expire in 2011.

New officers for the 2008-2009 fiscal year were elected. Jeff Porter was elected board chair; Jilinda White, vice chair and budget and allocations chair. Leslie Rooker of Media One was elected campaign chair, and Karen J. Logan, city clerk of the City of Leavenworth, was reelected treasurer.

In addition to the elections, retiring board members, volunteers and payroll deduction companies were recognized for their service.

The United Way of Leavenworth County is an independent not-for-profit community service organization serving Leavenworth County residents through 24 human service and character building member agencies, assessing and addressing local needs and community mobilization since 1956.

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