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SERVE Inc. to look for new director

SERVE Inc. to look for new director

March 23rd, 2018 by Jenny Gray in Local News

While some of the faces at SERVE Inc. have changed, the Callaway County nonprofit organization is going forward under the leadership of Charles Williams.

Williams has served seven years on the board of directors and is now president of the board. He said the board also is serving as "interim director" while a search is conducted for a new director. Steve Mallinckrodt retired Feb. 27, he said.

"He's a great guy," Williams said. "He's a good people person."

Job requirements for the director's position are being reviewed, Williams said.

"It will be advertised in the next week or so," he added.

The federally funded RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) program also is ending after an investigation into misuse of federal funds was put in the hands of local attorney Tom Riley.

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"The RSVP director was terminated for misconduct," Williams said, declining to name the former director. "We are not going to fill the position."

Riley was contacted for comment but said he couldn't say anything.

Williams said SERVE's Senior Expo is still schedule for 9 a.m. April 12 at Callaway Christian Church, 2051 Silver Drive in Fulton. That activity and others have shifted to SERVE's Outreach Program.

The organization recently changed the name of its thrift shop from the Clothes Cupboard on South Business 54 in Fulton to "Trends," and a fund-raising effort announced last fall to pay off that building will still happen eventually.

SERVE also recently added some new passenger buses, Williams said.

"Four new buses are coming to town — two are already on board for the transportation department," he said.

Williams will serve as president of the board for the new year with vice president the Rev. Gary Shultz, Secretary Bobby Martin and Treasurer Mike Hill.

"SERVE has many faces," Williams said. "It's not just one person or a couple of people. It's a little boy and girl who donate toys for underprivileged kids, to a large corporation in town, to paid and volunteer staff, to the executive board volunteers — down to individuals that patronize the Clothes Cupboard and other services. That is the face of SERVE."