Linda Eiserloh honored with the Second Wind Hall of Fame Award 

Published 10:50 pm Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Linda Eiserloh was presented the Second Wind Hall of Fame (SWHF) award from SWHF Board and Congregational Church members Manfred Walter and Priscilla Yeager, Pastor Meghan Young and Vice President of the church, John Short, on Sunday, March 17. 

Linda and her husband, Bernard (Barney) moved to Tryon in 2007. Since then, Linda has spent many hours serving, speaking, teaching, leading, and singing in various Thermal Belt organizations, such as the Congregational Church of Tryon in many capacities, the Tryon Garden Club/Pearson’s Falls, Church Women United, Friendship Council, WISE Book Group, Community Chorus, and White Oak Singers, to name a few. Having been a social worker and family therapist in her life before Tryon, she also provides pro bono counseling for people as needed.   

Linda and Barney have two children, two grandsons, and two cats. Linda loves to garden, travel, read, and writeOne of her written collections is “Words from the Dove.” Linda attended Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and received her MSW degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.   

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The Second Wind Hall of Fame is a 40-year old Thermal Belt organization whose mission is to recognize and to honor the many active, retired community volunteers who do so much to improve the quality of life for all our citizens. Linda Eiserloh is an excellent example of the more than 200 current Second Wind members who, in retirement, catch a “second wind” in service to their community.   

The Congregational Church of Tryon is very proud to be Linda’s sponsor. 

– Submitted by Ellen Harvey Zipf / Photo by Kip Vosburgh