The annual South Carolina State Aging Awards recently honored residents and civic groups that impact the lives of seniors across the state. In a ceremony at the State House, Lt. Governor Andre Bauer recognized the efforts of several senior advocates making a difference in South Carolina, including three ITNCharlestonTrident™ volunteers.
Volunteer driver Wood Struthers received the Volunteer Service Award for the more than 800 rides he gave in the last twelve months. With a background as a pilot, first in the United States Air Force and later for United Airlines, Wood understands what’s needed to safely and reliably carry ITNCharlestonTrident member riders to and from their destinations. Wood provides rides four days week and sometimes provides as many as ten rides in a single day! Congratulations, Wood, and thank you for your service!
ITNCharlestonTrident and long-time member of the ITNCharlestonTrident Board of Trustees, David Unwin, were both finalists for the Leadership in Aging Award. ITNCharlestonTrident was lauded for its service to the community, specifically recording its 20,000th ride in April 2010 and having a robust team of volunteers which provide 46% of all rides for the 300 member riders. Unwin was recognized for his tireless advocacy for seniors and his endless involvement in numerous senior activities and organizations, where he has been effective in helping seniors get their voices heard. Congratulations to the Board and Staff of ITNCharlestonTrident and to David. Thank you for your service!
Terry Brown, Chair of ITNCharlestonTrident’s Board of Trustees, was a regional winner of the Outstanding Older South Carolinian Award for his years of support for a variety of senior programs. Brown also serves as a volunteer driver, often providing over 50 rides per month. Congratulations, Terry, and thank you for your service!
Terry Brown: Regional Winner – Outstanding Older South Carolinian Award; Jim Ledbetter (representing ITN): State Finalist- Leadership in Aging Award; South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer; Wood Struthers: State Winner – Volunteer Service Award; David Unwin: State Finalist – Leadership in Aging Award