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United Way begins new year

United Way begins new year

February 16th, 2013 in News

Jefferson City Public Schools' Terra Parris receives a standing ovation from the crowd as she accepts her Campaign Coordinator of the Year award from 2012 Campaign Co-Chairs Lori Massman, left, and Jake Green, right, during the United Way of Central Missouri's annual meeting and luncheon at the Capitol Plaza Hotel on Friday.

The 2013 business year officially began Friday for the United Way of Central Missouri at the agency's annual meeting at Capitol Plaza Hotel.

The meeting included a luncheon, elections for the 2013 governing body and board of directors, and awards honoring commitment to the agency.

Forty-six new members were elected to three-year terms on the governing body. Five new board members were also elected to three-year terms. They are: Rod Chapel with the Administrative Hearing Commission; David Fryar with Cargill; Dr. Connie Hamacher with Lincoln University; Dr. Brian Mitchell with Jefferson City Public Schools; and Sheriff Greg White with Cole County government. Board members re-appointed to another three-year term were: Janet Wear-Enloe with Jefferson City Medical Group; and Darla Porter with Modern Litho-Print.

Five outgoing board members were recognized. They were: Bert Kimble, retired superintendent of Jefferson City Public Schools; Dr. Carolyn Mahoney, former Lincoln University president; Willard McCloud, former general manager of Cargill; Bob Scruggs, owner of Scruggs Lumber; and John Sheehan, of Williams Keepers. Warren Krech, the 2012 board chairman, was honored for his service. Dan Westhues of Central Bank will serve as the 2013 board chairman.

The 2012 campaign co-chairs - Jake Green, UPS, and Lori Massman, Scholastic - were also recognized for their service in leading the campaign and surpassing the campaign goal and raising more than $1.75 million.

Awards were given to

companies and individuals for their service to the campaign and to the United Way of Central Missouri.

• The Ruth C. Meloy Award for Distinguished Service was given to Phillip Inman with the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter. The award recognizes a staff member whose work and dedication exemplifies the mission of the United Way of Central Missouri.

• The Linda E. McAnany Volunteer of the Year Award was given to the late Stanley Schepers, a volunteer for the Senior Nutrition Council.

• Terra Parris with the Jefferson City Public Schools was recognized with the Outstanding Campaign Coordinator Award.

• Outstanding Pacesetter awards for the Community Campaign were presented to Wallstreet Group and St. Mary's Health Center.

• The William W. Quigg Awards were presented to GFI Digital and Speedline Technologies Inc.

• Missouri state employees were recognized for an outstanding Missouri State Charitable Campaign.

• The top five workplace employee campaigns were recognized for their contributions. They were: first place, Central Bank and Technology Services; second place, Scholastic Inc.; third place, Ameren Missouri; fourth place, Jefferson City Public Schools; and fifth place, Capital Region Medical Center.

• The top five corporate donors were recognized. They were: first place, Diamond Pet Foods; second place, Speedline Technologies; third place, Central Bank and Central Technology Services; fourth place, Modine Manufacturing; and tied for fifth place, Cargill and Osage Industries.

While the annual meeting was to honor accomplishments of 2012, Westhues said there's still always work to do.

United Way of Central Missouri President Ann Bax said the agency is 87 years strong and plans to continue its efforts for the community.

"We want to do more and do better for those that we serve, and make a difference for the long term for our community," she said.