Winnie Volpe named to Second Wind Hall of Fame

Published 4:36 pm Monday, May 15, 2017

Winnie Volpe has been named to the Second Wind Hall of Fame, sponsored by Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry (Outreach). Executive Director George Alley presented the award at the Annual Volunteer Luncheon on May 5.

The award read in part, “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.”

Winnie has been with Outreach since 2003, serving in the pantry, reception, intake, and at special events.  She has also volunteered with the Council on Aging, Habitat for Humanity Resale Store, and the Peppermint Shop in Tryon.

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Winnie moved to Polk County in 1984 from Houston, Texas  where she had a career in banking and was heavily involved as a volunteer with her children’s school system. Throughout her life, Winnie has been committed to selflessly helping others, regardless of age or circumstances. 

When not volunteering, Winnie enjoys reading, gardening, needlework, card making, and baking. She regularly brings in a bundt cake for her fellow volunteers that disappears almost as soon as it hits the break room.

Second Wind Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to identify those outstanding volunteers over the age of 60 who contribute so much to the quality of life in our community.

– article submitted by George Alley