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Volunteer Spotlight: An Interview with Lauren

Lauren is a regular volunteer at the Food Center and a firm believer in the importance of giving back. We asked her about what motivates her to spend time serving others.

 

Hi! Tell us a little about yourself. How long have you been volunteering with United Way?

My name is Lauren, and I have been volunteering since before Thanksgiving.

 

How did you get started volunteering here at the Food Center?

Third annual "Uniting for United" competitive food drive set for May, and your business can help

The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering up with United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, Savings Institute Bank & Trust, and the Rotary Community Corps of Norwich for their third annual “Uniting for United Competitive Food Drive” running May 14 - May 31, 2018. The final collection date is on June 1 with a specific location yet to be determined for drop-off and final tallying of the pounds collected.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council Chairman elected Board Chair of United Way

Rodney A. Butler, Chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council, was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of United Way of Southeastern Connecticut at the organization’s Annual Meeting on January 26, 2018. Butler (at right in photo) takes over for Brian A. Orenstein (at left in photo), President and CEO of Charter Federal Credit Union, who served two years as Chairman and will remain on the board.

Will Achieving Our Goals Actually Make Us Happy?

January is flying by, so I’m taking a second to pause and check on how I’m doing with my New Year’s resolutions. I’m an overambitious person, but self-aware enough to realize that I don’t always nail the follow-through, so my approach to resolutions is to make a whole bunch of goals and then hope that statistically by the end of the year I’ll have achieved one or two. Shoot for the moon, right? At this point I’ve put work toward exactly one of my (Ten? Twenty?) resolutions so far, so I’d give myself a score of ‘better than usual’.

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