by Tina Podboy Laughner, Volunteer & Outreach Manager
Karyl Bertuleit has been chosen as the Volunteer of the Month for June! Karyl began volunteering in 2003 upon retirement from 32 years at Dow. She started as a Transportation Driver for six years, then took a few years off for medical reasons, and is now a Meals on Wheels driver with her daughter, Jill. In total, she has contributed over 1500 hours! Michele Burkett, Food Service Coordinator, says, “Karyl is a true gem, always willing to sub for Meals on Wheels and train our new drivers. She’s very conscientious – always concerned for our clients”
Karyl says, “Volunteering gives me a sense of giving back to the community and I know the people appreciate our time and effort.” Karyl has a history of volunteering, even when working full time. She was a Sunday School teacher and member of the worship committee at her church, and a Girl Scout leader when her daughters were involved. A lifelong Midlander, she is also a world traveler, visiting the Holy Land, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, and Mexico.
The Meals on Wheels program provides nutritious, well-balanced meals delivered to an older adult’s home by a volunteer. Our clients can find comfort in knowing that a good meal and a friendly face will come with every visit. If you are interested in this service, call Senior Services at (989) 633-3700. If you are interested in volunteering, please call Tina at 633-3741. We need Meals on Wheels volunteers, especially at our Coleman and Greendale Centers.
Thanks so much for all that you have done for us at Senior Services, Karyl! We are grateful for your continued dedication and congratulations on being chosen as Volunteer of the Month!
Senior Services is in need of Coleman and Greendale Meals on Wheels drivers and Handyman volunteers. If you choose to volunteer with us, you will be embarking on a rewarding adventure that will have a huge impact on the older adults of Midland County! And you will join one of the finest groups of people we know – our experienced trusted and valued volunteers!
Visit us at https://seniorservicesmidland.org/volunteer/ to fill out a volunteer contact form or call Tina Podboy Laughner, Volunteer and Outreach Manager at 989-633-3741.