Elder inducted into Second Wind Hall of Fame

Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Charles “Chuck” Elder, right, is pictured with Bob Montgomery

Charles “Chuck” Elder, right, is pictured with Bob Montgomery

Charles Elder was recently inducted into the Second Wind Hall of Fame, sponsored by Thermal Belt Habitat for Humanity. President Bob Montgomery cited him for a decade of service to Habitat, including four years on a construction crew, before becoming treasurer and a board member.


An active community volunteer, “Chuck” also was roads chair, V.P. and president of the board during seven years with the Glassy Mountain Property Owners Association, treasurer for four years at the Upstairs Art Gallery, plus being a mentor at the Tigerville Elementary School.

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Chuck graduated from Oklahoma State University in business and marketing, then attended graduate school at Iowa State University.  His professional career in Iowa included becoming CEO of a multi-specialty medical clinic with 150 doctors. He and Mary volunteered there to teach computer skills and applications. They have children living in Tucson, Los Angeles and Toronto. In his leisure time, Chuck enjoys golf and other sports.


The Second Wind Hall of Fame is a 38-year-old Thermal Belt organization of over 200 members whose mission is to identify outstanding local volunteers and celebrate their contributions to the quality of life in our community.


Chuck will be invited as a guest of honor at the SWHF annual meeting in September, held at Tryon Estates.


-Submitted by Larry Poe