QUIET HEROES: Conni Fowler, 50, Banner Mountain
The group I volunteer for: I volunteer for the Senior Center and for High Noon nutrition, Nevada County’s meals on wheels program for senior citizens.
What I do for the group: I deliver meals to the homebound and elderly in Penn Valley/Lake Wildwood.
How I got involved: My sister-in-law Arlene Fowler got me to do the meals. And my very good friend Crin Stanford introduced me to the Senior Citizens foundation. I became a trustee on the board.
Why I think this group’s work is important: Because many seniors would be without adequate nutrition without this meal delivery program.
The best thing that ever happened to me on this volunteer job was when: I met Nan Gantert. She’s a senior, she’s an artist, she is legally blind. She is a delightful woman. She was featured on the front of the Prospector two weeks ago.
The rewards I get from this volunteer job are: Just the joy of seeing my people weekly and knowing that I’m making a difference.
Other volunteer jobs I’ve done: I’ve been a Girl Scouts leader and I helped with the Boy Scouts. I also helped with MOPS, Mothers of Pre schoolers. I’m (helping) older people now.
I’ve lived in Nevada County since: 1972
I like living here because: It is the most beautiful place in the world and it’s the friendliest place in the world and my family is here.
The most important job that faces us as a community is: Perhaps learning to care for one another.
I think volunteerism is important because: I truly believe that we are to help one another rather than have a government program help us. And because I feel so strongly about that is why I get out and volunteer.
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