Local Meals on Wheels program announces new board members

From the press release from Meals On Wheels of Asheville and Buncombe County:

Asheville, NC – July 5, 2012 – Meals On Wheels of Asheville and Buncombe County announces the election of new officers and members to their Board of Directors. The new slate of officers will be led by incoming Board Chair, Debbie Aiton and Vice-Chair, Janie Wilson. Brad Freeman will serve as Treasurer; Maralee Gollberg will continue to serve as Secretary and Allen Peele will be the Member at Large. Other newly elected members to the Board include Gay V. Cogburn, Matt Rhodes, Donna Turnbaugh, Marc Wilson, Larry Tremblay and David Wall.

Meals On Wheels wishes to publicly thank its outgoing board members who have completed their terms including retiring Board Chair, Brock Himan; former Vice-Chair, Fred Groce; Treasurer, Doug Tallent and Croom Beatty. Their years of service have helped shape the agency’s programs and services and made a difference in the lives of thousands of Buncombe County seniors.

Dianne Trammel, Executive Director says, “It’s always hard to see devoted Board members rotate off the Board. However, I’m looking forward to working with our new members who will bring fresh ideas and energy to the table. In addition to defining our vision and managing current challenges, we have some important events coming up, including our Plate Expectations Charity Auction on September 14, 2012, as well as other fundraisers and awareness events in 2013. We’re glad to have these talented individuals on our board!”

Meals On Wheels of Asheville and Buncombe County provides hot, nutritious meals to the elderly homebound, thus allowing them to live in their own homes, among familiar surroundings and maintain their dignity while aging. As the largest meal delivery program in Western North Carolina and the 4th largest in the state, Meals On Wheels currently serves over 500 seniors each weekday. Anyone wanting additional information about supporting Meals On Wheels can contact Terri Bowman, Development Director at (828)253-5286 or Terri.Bowman@mowabc.org. Meals On Wheels of Asheville and Buncombe Co. website www.mowabc.org


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