The key to our success rests in our volunteers who embody the spirit of greatness by saying, "Yes I can, and so can you!" Thank you so much for your hard work. We could never have asked for more dedicated volunteers, and we cannot express how grateful we are to have you here!
Karen has been volunteering with Pinochle and pouring coffee for the past seven years. When she is not volunteering, she enjoys playing cards, games, traveling and shopping. Karen grew up in Tioga ND and moved to Williston ND after college. She started her career working as a secretary with Federal Crop Insurance, a telephone operator with NW Bell, a custodian with the Williston Schools and a caregiver for her parents. Karen was married to Laurence for 40 years and after he passed away nine years ago, she moved to Bismarck. Karen has one daughter, one son, five grandsons and three granddaughters. She started coming to the Senior Center to meet new friends. Karen is a 13 year cancer survivor and also a liver transplant recipient. Thank you Karen, for donating your precious time to the Burleigh County Senior Center!
Kristi has been delivering meals since November of 2014. She remembers delivering meals with her mom 40 years ago and with her children 20 years ago. She started her career as a 6th grade teacher and then took some time off when her son and daughter were born. She returned to teaching as a substitute teacher for many years after that. When she once again had extra time, she knew she wanted to come back to the Senior Center and deliver meals. In her spare time she enjoys playing volleyball two nights a week, gardening in the summer months and traveling the United States. Kristi grew up in Bismarck and later attended Moorhead State where she met her husband of 30 years. Her children are now 28 and 26 and both live in Bismarck. Kristi enjoys volunteering at the Burleigh County Senior Center because people are relaxed and friendly and it is a "feel good" place to spend some time. Thank you, Kristi, for giving your time and serving others!