1723 Military Street • Port Huron, MI 48060 • 810.985.8169
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 14, 2020
United Way of St. Clair County Annual Meeting Recap
United Way of St. Clair County (UWSCC) held their annual meeting on Thursday, August 6, 2020 via videoconference. Board Vice President, Thelma Castillo, presided over the meeting with the purpose of conducting the annual business of the organization, recognizing outstanding volunteers and Leadership Organizations, and announcing the winners of the 2020 Great Lakes Freighter Trip Raffle. Speaking along with Ms. Castillo, was 2019 Campaign Chair Michelle Shepley, Labor Representative Richard Cummings, Vice Treasurer Steve Warsinske, Citizen’s Review Committee Chair Cindy Rourke, and Executive Director Brent Gillette.
The following first and second term Board Members and Officers have been accepted.
Marc Simone - SEMCO Energy
Steve Warsinske - Retired
Mat King - St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office
Karry Hepting - St. Clair County
Colleen DeLong - Fifth Third Bank
Michelle Shepley - TCF Bank
Jose Kottoor - Lake Huron Medical Center
Danielle Brunk - Meijer
Thelma Castillo - Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce
Elia Hussain - Vinculum Care
Cindy Rourke – Retired
Elected Officers are as follows.
President: Danny Negin – Farm Bureau Ins.
Vice President: Thelma Castillo – Blue Water Chamber of Commerce
Secretary: Caryn VanderHeuvel - St. Clair County Friend of Court
Treasurer: Patti Manley – McBride - Manley & Company, P.C.
Vice Treasurer: Steve Warsinske - Retired
Recognition was given to the following volunteers for their exceptional service and organizations for their topnotch support.
Thomas D. Melms: Scott Crawford
Volunteer of the Year: Christine Simone
Campaign Champion: SEMCO Energy Fundraising Committee
Campaign Chairman: The SEMCO Energy Team
Corporate Leadership Organizations: Cargill • DTE Energy • Fiat Chrysler • Meijer Inc.
McLaren Port Huron • SEMCO Energy • St. Clair County • Wirtz Manufacturing
A recording of the 2020 Annual Meeting can be watched at www.uwstclair.org/2020AnnualMeeting. View UWSCC’s 2020 Annual Report at www.uwstclair.org/FinancialReports or pick up a copy from their office at 1723 Military Street in Port Huron.
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For further information, please contact: Brent Gillette - Executive Director
About United Way of St. Clair County
The United Way of St. Clair County was founded in 1924. Its mission is to mobilize the community of St. Clair County to raise funds and resources to meet identified human service needs with the highest level of accountability and community involvement. For more information, visit www.uwstclair.org