Pam Matweecha, Volunteer with United Way of Windham County
Pam Matweecha has served on Boards of Directors for 21 years, acquiring extensive experience. Over the past five years she has devoted her time to serving as a board member of United Way Windham County (UWWC). “I enjoy serving the community and I get great satisfaction out of being able to give my time to United Way,” she said. “As an organization, it is without equal in serving many of the needs of our community. I not only serve on the board, but I am also the secretary of the Executive Committee,” said Matweecha.
Those are not the only activities to which she dedicates her time. “I help run the UWWC fundraising campaign each year,” she added. “That involves going on site and helping to educate workers and employees at participating businesses. It may also involve meeting directly with donors, helping them to match their resources with community needs, and of course following up with activities to thank them. Part of being on the the Board is that you want people to know how much you appreciate what they’ve done.”
Board membership also entails other duties, such as attending training conferences and mentoring new board members. “I’ve certainly accumulated a wealth of experience over my 21 years of service. When new members join, I can help them become good productive board members.”
Pam’s service does not stop there. She’s a participant in UWWC’s annual Day of Caring, helping this year to deep clean the Groundworks Drop In Center. She’s assisted with the Handbags for HOPE fundraiser and also participated in Dental Care Day. “That’s a crucial event,” she said. “Dentists offer their services free to people, some of whom have been unable to visit a dentist for 10 years or more.”
“There are many ways to help with United Way’s mission: HOPE—Health, Opportunity, Prosperity, and Education,” concluded Matweecha. “I’m proud to be able to do my part.”