Polk Red Cross board member Peterson inducted into Second Wind Hall of Fame

Published 4:55 pm Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The American Red Cross, Polk County Chapter recently recognized one of their board members by sponsoring Janet Peterson for membership in the Second Wind Hall of Fame.
Board member Wayne Ackerman presented her certificate at a recent board of director’s meeting.

Red Cross board member Wayne Ackerman presents the Second Wind Hall of Fame certificate to Janet Peterson. (photo submitted by Wayne Ackerman)

The certificate reads: “In recognition of a useful and productive life , continuing beyond retirement, while others paused to rest, this dedicated person caught a ‘second wind’ and began a new career of service to the community and to mankind.
“May God give this servant strength to continue constructive efforts, radiant with courage, as an inspiration to all.”
The criteria for consideration of a volunteer for induction into the Second Wind Hall of Fame begins with being retired, being 60 years of age or older, having volunteered for at least three local organizations for three years and being sponsored into membership by one of the organizations served.
Peterson has served as a board member of the Red Cross and has been active with the annual book sale, the recent art auction, blood drives and anywhere else her expertise is needed.
She is a member of and past president of the Polk County Republican Women’s Club and has been active in the Tryon Garden Club, which maintains the landscaping at the Red Cross building as well as operating Pearson’s Falls.
Anyone who knows an outstanding volunteer who should be considered for induction into the Second Wind Hall of Fame can start the application process by writing to P.O. Box 711, Tryon, N.C. 28782 or by calling 828-894-6159.
– article submitted by Wayne Ackerman

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