Showing posts with label Board of Directors. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Board of Directors. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Franklin Food Pantry Adds Two New Board Members

Franklin Food Pantry Adds Two New Board Members 

Elects New Chair of Board 

 

 

The Franklin Food Pantry (FFP) announced two new members to its Board of Directors. Community Members Rachel Flum and Judith Perez have joined the FFP Board to further its mission to provide immediate hunger relief and healthy sustainable solutions to neighbors within the Franklin area. Additionally, Board members will guide The Pantry's evolution of programing and services as it plans its relocation to 341 W Central St. Franklin, MA. Board member Chris Kilburn will now serve as Chairperson. Former Interim Chair, Jim Roche will continue to serve as Treasurer, and Suzanne Gendreau will continue her role as Clerk.  


"Both Rachel and Judith bring valuable skillsets to our board. Rachel has deep experience advocating for policy change to improve the economic well-being of low and modest-income people.  Judi's experience in fitness and wellness and her deep ties to some of the most vulnerable in our community are critical in guiding us as we look to better serve our neighbors," said Franklin Food Pantry Executive Director Tina Powderly. "Chris Kilburn joined our board last year and provides strong leadership and operational planning. He brings the same skills to FFP that he did to his many leadership roles at Fidelity Investments: program management, team building, and keen business and mission focus. We are lucky to have Chris' time and dedication as we move forward with our location change and advancement programs. I'd also like to express our sincere thanks to Jim Roche who served double duty as Interim Chair and Treasurer before the Board appointed Chris."  


Franklin Food Pantry Adds Two New Board Members
Franklin Food Pantry Adds Two New Board Members

Rachel Flum is the former Executive Director of the Economic Progress Institute in Rhode Island where she conducted several legislative campaigns, including paid family leave, SNAP, revenue-raising, and childcare assistance, while working closely with EPI's Board and leading its staff. In this role, she was also responsible for the strategic direction and fund development activities of the organization. Rachel received the Forty Under Forty Award in 2015. Rachel is a graduate of Wellesley College and Georgetown University Law School and has lived in Franklin for 18 years. She served on the Board of Directors of Sunrise Montessori School in Franklin and on the Vestry for Trinity Episcopal Church in Wrentham. 


Judith Perez is a member of the Franklin Freedom Team, a group of community leaders whose mission is to preserve freedom through unity in the community. She brings years of wellness experience to the pantry, most recently running exercise and fitness programs for community members and The Sunshine Club at the Franklin Senior Center. For the past ten years, she has offered integrated fitness and enrichment programs for Kennedy Donovan Center, Behavior Concepts, Inc. Riverside, Hockomock Area YMCA, Garelick Early Learning Center, Bellingham High School, Atria/Enclave, Magnolia Heights, and Senior Centers in Franklin, Bellingham, Medway, and Millis. Judith received her Associate of Science in Sports Fitness and Exercise Science from Dean College, her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Dean College, and her Certification in Early Childhood Education from Dean College. She has lived in Franklin for 17 years with her daughter and before moving to Franklin, owned a catering business in New York City. 


About the Franklin Food Pantry   

The Franklin Food Pantry offers supplemental food assistance and household necessities to almost 1,100 individuals per year. The Franklin Food Pantry is not funded by the Town of Franklin. As a private, nonprofit organization, we depend on donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and other strategic partners. We are grateful for our many partnerships, including that with the Greater Boston Food Bank, that allow us to achieve greater buying power and lower our costs. Donations and grants fund our food purchases, keep our lights on, and put gas in our food truck. Other programs include home delivery, Weekend Backpack Program for Franklin school children in need, mobile pantry, emergency food bags and holiday meal packages. The Pantry is located at 43 W. Central St. in Franklin on Route 140 across from the Franklin Fire Station. Visit www.franklinfoodpantry.org for more information.    

Friday, July 23, 2021

Franklin Food Pantry appoints 3 new Board members

Franklin Food Pantry Bolsters Board with Three New Members

Experienced Leaders Join Board of Directors

The Franklin Food Pantry today announced three new members to its Board of Directors. Community Members Vicki Coates, Susan Dewsnap, and Chris Kilburn have joined its Board to further The Franklin Food Pantry's mission to provide immediate hunger relief and healthy sustainable solutions within the Franklin area as well as guide The Pantry to its next stage of services.

"Our Board of Directors is comprised of a dedicated team of community leaders committed to relieving food insecurity within our community," said Franklin Food Pantry Executive Director Tina Powderly. "Vicki, Sue and Chris bring a variety of experience that round out our Board of Directors and we are excited to have their talents available as we look to fully fulfill our mission."

Vicki Coates
Vicki Coates
Vicki Coates has over twenty-five years of senior leadership experience in product development, operations and contracting for various Massachusetts health and dental insurance carriers. She received her master's from Clark University and her undergraduate degree from Colby College. She was a co-founder of the Franklin Education Foundation and the former Partners in Education program at the J.F. Kennedy School in Franklin. She and her husband have resided in Franklin for over 30 years and raised two children, both graduates of the Franklin Public Schools.

Susan Dewsnap
Susan Dewsnap

Susan Dewsnap is a Vice President and Relationship Manager at Rockland Trust. She is a graduate of The University of Massachusetts Amherst (B.B.A.) and Bryant University (M.B.A.). Her professional financial experience includes both corporate and personal financial planning.  Her volunteer involvement includes 10 years on the Franklin Finance Committee and Treasurer of Tockwotton Home in Providence, RI. She also enjoys helping at school events and cheering for her kids at sports and music events. Dewsnap lives in Franklin with her husband and two children.


Chris Kilburn
Chris Kilburn
Chris Kilburn recently retired from Fidelity Investments, where he was a Senior Vice President and Head of Technology Architecture. In that role his responsibilities included the strategic vision, design and delivery of technology, enabling customers to confidently make decisions that drive better health and financial outcomes. Previously he held several technology leadership roles across Fidelity's market-leading workplace retirement business. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Marketing at Boston College Carroll School of Management.


About the Franklin Food Pantry

The Franklin Food Pantry offers supplemental food assistance and household necessities to more than 1,400 individuals. During the Covid-19 pandemic, The Pantry has moved to a curbside distribution. Clients receive a bag of shelf-stable items, fresh produce and a choice of proteins along with specialized bags for children under 18. The Franklin Food Pantry receives no state or local funding for our operational costs. As a private, nonprofit organization, we depend on donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and other strategic partners. We are grateful for our many partnerships, including that with the Greater Boston Food Bank, that allow us to achieve greater buying power and lower our costs. Donations and grants fund our food purchases, keep our lights on, and put gas in our food truck. Other programs include delivery, Weekend Backpack Program for Franklin elementary and middle school children in need, emergency food bags and holiday meal packages. The Pantry is located at 43 W. Central St. in Franklin on Route 140 across from the Franklin Fire Station. Visit www.franklinfoodpantry.org for more information.


Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Changes at the Franklin Food Pantry

Greetings!

We hope this email finds you well and you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. Life at The Pantry remains as busy as ever as we continue to provide our neighbors with fresh fruit and vegetables, proteins, and shelf-stable items. We are so grateful for your continued support over the past year, we could not continue to do the good work we do without you. While things may look a little different at The Pantry right now, our community is still such an important part of our organization and we wanted to share some internal changes with you.

We are pleased to announce that the Chair of the Board of Directors, Tina Powderly, will become our Executive Director and that Lynn Calling will move to the newly created position of Director of Development and Community Engagement. 


Tina Powderly
Tina Powderly

In her new role, Lynn will be spending her time on the new building Capital Campaign as well as work more closely with the individuals, groups and corporations who contribute to our mission. Tina will be responsible for the day-to-day Pantry operations and long-term strategic goals. Besides Tina’s move, our Board will remain the same with our current Treasurer, Jim Roche serving as the Interim Chair. These changes will take effect on March 1, 2021.

While this past year has been a challenge, we are proud of how we have continued to serve our neighbors. We surprised our neighbors with restaurant and supermarket gift cards, fresh flowers, special treats, and a choice table. We instituted weekly kids bags for families during the pandemic and still were able to do our annual Thanksgiving and winter holiday distribution. We continued a twice weekly drive-up distribution service so that even during the darkest days of the pandemic, our neighbors did not go hungry.

If you have any questions about The Pantry or just want to say hello, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at either: Tina Powderly or Lynn Calling. We look forward to a bright future and a reimagined Pantry!

Regards,


Tina Powderly and Lynn Calling 
Franklin Food Pantry



Changes at the Franklin Food Pantry
Changes at the Franklin Food Pantry


Sunday, August 9, 2020

Friday, December 6, 2019

Franklin Food Pantry Announces Appointments to Board of Directors

New Members Bring Community Experience to Board

The Franklin Food Pantry announced that Franklin community members, Nancy Schoen and Roberta DeBaggis Trahan have joined its Board of Directors to help reach its mission to provide immediate hunger relief and healthy sustainable solutions within the Franklin area.

"On behalf of the Franklin Food Pantry and the Board of Directors, I am pleased to welcome Ms. Schoen and Ms. Trahan to the Board," said Lynn Calling, Executive Director of the Franklin Food Pantry. "Both women have extensive experience serving nonprofits and have deep roots in the Franklin community that will help guide us as we continue to grow the Pantry and serve our neighbors."
Nancy Schoen
Nancy Schoen


Nancy Schoen is a retired music teacher where she spent thirty-three years in the Franklin Public Schools as a teacher and K-12 Director of Music. In 2005, she represented Franklin and the Massachusetts Teachers Association as the 2005 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year. Nancy continues to teach in the Franklin Lifelong Learning's String Program. She is a graduate of University of Massachusetts Amherst, (BMus) and Cambridge College (MEd). Nancy continues to be an active volunteer in the Franklin community. She is currently Chair of the Franklin Cultural District Committee and is an active member of St. Mary's St. Vincent de Paul Society.

"For the last thirty five years I have enjoyed living, working and raising my family in Franklin. During the last two years, I have volunteered with the St. Mary's St. Vincent de Paul, Through my work with this group I have become more aware of the needs of so many in our community," said Ms. Schoen. "The Franklin Food Pantry is such an incredible resource for those in need. I am honored to be a part of this wonderful organization."
Roberta DeBaggis Trahan
Roberta DeBaggis Trahan

Roberta DeBaggis Trahan is a lifelong member of the Franklin community. She is a retired Critical Care Registered Nurse having worked in Adult ICU for 44 years, is a graduate of FHS, Saint Vincent Hospital School of Nursing and Worcester State University. She is actively involved as a volunteer with many community organizations: Vice President of Franklin Downtown Partnership; FPAC/TBB member; Vice President of The Franklin Education Foundation; Chair of Saint Mary Parish Council, FPS Student Wellness Advisory Council member and The Franklin Cultural District Committee. She is a past member of the Franklin School Committee having served for 10 years and has volunteered for various other community organizations in the past.

"I have always supported the Food Pantry from afar and when the opportunity presented itself for me to become more actively involved, I agreed," said Ms. DeBaggis Trahan. "I am thankful for all the blessings in my life, especially for my family and friends and for a community that embraces those less fortunate. It seemed fitting that I'd be able to give my time to assist this worthy organization, not from afar but up close. I'm looking forward to supporting the Food Pantry's mission and to work to accomplish the goals we have set for the coming year."

About the Franklin Food Pantry
The Franklin Food Pantry offers supplemental food assistance and household necessities to over 1,000 individuals. Clients have access to a variety of fresh, frozen and nonperishable foods on monthly scheduled shopping trips as well as Walk-in Fridays. They can visit the Pantry daily for fruits, vegetables, bread and pastry. As a nonprofit organization, the Pantry depends entirely on donations, and receives no town or state funding. In 2018, 304,824 pounds of food was provided to clients. Other programs include the Weekend Backpack Program, Carts for Clients, Mobile Pantry, emergency food bags and holiday meal packages. Visit www.franklingfoodpantry.org for more information.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Franklin Food Pantry: New Executive Director Announced

After a regional search, we are excited to announce the hiring of Lynn Calling as Franklin Food Pantry's new Executive Director, effective June 24, 2019. Lynn has almost 20 years of experience working in non-profit organizations, higher education, and community-based organizations, which includes the Massachusetts Association for the Education of Young Children (MAAEYC), Green Schools Alliance and the MIT Alumni Association. 

Lynn specializes in volunteer management, fundraising, community outreach, and program management and development. She has a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Relations and a Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies, from The University of Connecticut. Lynn also serves as Vice Chair on the Board of Governors of the East Bridgewater Branch of the Old Colony YMCA.

According to Franklin Food Pantry Board of Directors Chair Tina Powderly, "Lynn's leadership in nonprofit management and fund development will serve the Franklin Food Pantry and our clients well. We are in a period of growth with several key strategic initiatives to implement in the near term. Lynn is uniquely qualified to lead us through these important developments and is a highly mission-driven individual who cares deeply for her constituents as well as her staff. We are privileged to have her as the next Executive Director of the Franklin Food Pantry."

Visit the Food Pantry online to donate or volunteer
https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/
 

Franklin Food Pantry: New Executive Director Announced
Franklin Food Pantry: New Executive Director Announced

Friday, October 13, 2017

FYBO Board Nominations and Elections in November

Franklin Youth Baseball (FYBO) Board Nominations Night is 7:30 PM, Thursday, November, 2, 2017 @ East Coast Driving School

FYBO Board Elections Night is 7:30 PM, Thursday, November, 16, 2017 @ East Coast Driving School

Anyone wishing to run for a position on the board MUST first attend Nomination Night and be nominated for election. Election to the Board of Directors is determined by a vote of the general membership. 

All positions are open and newcomers are welcome.

Please refer to the Nomination and Election policy for more information or email franklinyouthbaseball@yahoo.com

Nomination and Election Policy (Downloads Word document)

FYBO Board Nominations and Elections in November
FYBO Board Nominations and Elections in November

Monday, May 23, 2016

Franklin Library Board of Directors: Agenda - May 23, 2016

Franklin Public Library Board of Directors Meeting
May 23rd, 2016
7:00 PM
Franklin Municipal Building Room 106


Call to Order
Public Comment
Minutes
Report of Board members
Renovation/expansion update
Policies:

  • Collection Development Policy
  • Meeting Room Policy
  • Bulletin Board Policy
  • Art display/exhibit Policy
  • Patron Behavior Policy


Library Director's report

  • Introduction of Assistant Director
  • Staff Information – Names, positions, job descriptions
  • Status of Youth Services Librarian
  • Staff Meetings and workshops
  • FY2017 Action Plan
  • Monthly Budget Expenditures
  • Website update
  • Relocation update

Agenda items for June 27th, 2016

Adjourn

Friendly reminder that the LIbrary is operating it's normal hours from the temporary location  at 25 Kenwood Circle while the renovations take place for the next year
Friendly reminder that the LIbrary is operating it's normal hours from the temporary location
at 25 Kenwood Circle while the renovations take place for the next year