Friday, May 12, 2017

Letter from Heart of Tennessee Regional Chief Operating Officer, Greg King - May 2017

Dear Heart of Tennessee Volunteers:

As most of you are aware, Mike Cowles, our Executive Director, has left to reconnect with his passion of farming as a career and will be managing a large farming operation in Murfreesboro.  He will be missed by our staff and volunteers.  We have assembled a panel of volunteers to work with me in interviewing candidates for the executive director role.  We plan to start interviewing in late May.

I am sure many of you have noticed the construction projects going on in and around our chapter.  I promise you we are working to complete our elevator project as quickly as possible.  Parts had to be custom built for the elevator rebuild and that has slowed our progress.  Also, due to elevator rebuild, we are having to bring all fire systems up to 2017 code and that is also some delay to us wrapping the process up.  We are on the home stretch and once completed in early June, we should be good for another 25 years.

The bridge construction is progressing rather slowly and we appreciate your patience when trying to access our office.   I can say they are paving Broadmoor in front of our office and pouring sidewalks and curbs.  While there is still a long way to go on the project, we can see our portion being completed by early this summer.

I am excited to announce that we are implementing open house meetings for prospective volunteers at the chapter office the 2nd Tuesday at 6 pm and the 3rd Saturday at 9 am each month. Our first open house will be Saturday, May 20th from 9:00 am- 1:00 pm. We will have staff and volunteers available to talk with prospective volunteers.  Please check our Facebook page for more details.

Thank you for all you do to help us deliver our mission to those in need.

Greg King

Regional Chief Operating Officer

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