Volunteer of the Week – Chris Grupenhoff

By Ron Stafford

Q: Which organizations do you volunteer for?

A: I volunteer as a Character Counts! coach as well as an Advisory Council member. I am also a member of the Centreville Rotary Club, and am the co-chair of the Artisan Festival with the Rotary Club that is held once a year in October. In addition I am a member of the Drug-Free Coalition with the County.

Q: What do you find particularly rewarding about volunteering?

A: I have an interest in drug prevention, and regarding Character Counts!, I want to see the local student population become the best that they can be. I also enjoy seeing former students that I worked with in Character Counts!, especially during meetings with county commissioners when monthly proclamations are given.

Q: How many years have you been volunteering?

A: I have been involved with Character Counts! since 2001, and have participated with the other organizations since 1999.

Character Counts!

CC! is a county wide effort to advance character education by teaching the six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. For information, contact Jackie Carter at 410-758-6677 or jcarter@qac.org.

Centreville Rotary Club

The Centreville Rotary Club gathers weekly to plan and undertake projects to help those in our community in need. To learn more, contact President Mike Olson at 410-758-1796 or molson401@comcast.net.