Val Colouni’s diligent, informative, and occasionally passionate coverage of national and state policy issues was gratefully recognized by a Chapter Service Award. He urged action to address possible harm from the Equifax data breach, drew our attention to important state-level deliberations and actions, monitored Supreme Court cases related to gerrymandering and voting rights, and urged us to vote, among other topics during the year.
Terry Wildman completed his second term as President and received a Chapter Service Award to recognize his leadership. In addition to managing general Chapter business, Terry and his wife, Sue, were generous hosts of two memorable summer picnics at their farm home for all members, and he shared unique memories and perspectives in his monthly newsletter reflections.
Molly McClintock’s volunteer profile demonstrates just how many worthy community causes benefit from her enthusiastic and effective involvement. Molly was awarded the Chapter Spirit Award in 2017 to recognize her very significant work with the Blacksburg Refugee Partnership, her contributions to the Lifelong Learning Institute where she is a key member of the Program and Volunteer Committees, and the Christmas Store (among others).