Betty Chamberlain in Second Wind Hall of Fame

Published 10:11pm Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Betty Chamberlain was inducted into the Second Wind Hall of Fame by the sponsorship of Tryon Estates.

Nancy McKinstry, Tryon Estates Executive Director, presented the Second Wind certificate to Betty at a director’s meeting, with the explanation that Tryon Estates is very proud of those residents who give so much of their time and energies to volunteer services in the community.

Nancy McKinstry with Betty Chamberlain. (photo submitted)

Chamberlain is a very dedicated nursing professional who helped organize the respite volunteers group at Tryon Estates. She also volunteers her nursing skills in 11th hour counseling for the Hospice of the Carolina Foothills agency.

For many years Chamberlain served as a Stephens Minister for her Tryon Presbyterian Church.

The Second Wind Hall of Fame has been active for more than 30 years in the Thermal Belt area. Its mission is to identify and celebrate those community volunteers whose service provides such a significant improvement in their community.

Volunteers who are inducted have a record of outstanding service in retirement to at least three local community service organizations, for at least three years, and are sponsored by one of the organizations served.

Currently, more than 180 community volunteers have been inducted into SWHF.

Chamberlain and husband Tom, were born and raised their family in New Jersey. Betty earned her professional nursing degree in the college now called New Jersey State University. Her career includes positions of director of nursing in that state.  After retiring to North Carolina, she continued to teach nursing subjects at Isothermal Community College.

– article submitted by Larry Poe

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