United Way says thanks with annual meeting

By Jillian Marshall

United Way says thanks with annual meeting

March 20, 2014 Updated Mar 20, 2014 at 9:27 PM EST

Town of Dickinson, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A national organization took a look back at the last year and recognized local volunteers, businesses and donors at an annual meeting.

The United Way of Broome County held its annual meeting Thursday night at Broome-Tioga BOCES.

Executive Director Alan Hertel said the annual meeting is a way to enjoy each others company and say thank you for the past year.

The organization recognized hardworking volunteers and local businesses with plaques and awards.

"Oh this is terrific, you know, it's always an exciting time when you can support a cause that you really believe in," said Carrie Hyde, a social worker from Rise.

Some executive board members stepped aside and new members were elected tonight.

Robin Kinslow-Evans, a six-year board member, stepped down after Thursday's meeting.

"The United Way, I feel, really gave a tremendous amount to me, in terms of getting established in the community, meeting people, making friends," Kinslow-Evans said.

Eighty people from various organizations and businesses attended the meeting.

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