At the beginning of March we held a Membership Networking Meeting at the Train Depot in Winterville. Our speaker was Tom Quigley from JOY Soup Kitchen. He informed us of the changes and growth JOY is going through with expanding into a Community Center. We learned about all the different activities they are hosting there to benefit the whole community. Tom spoke about how important it is to be able to have a place you can go when you need a meal, that no one should feel ashamed for simply being hungry. We are looking forward to assisting JOY with some community outreach in our area. We will need volunteers with this endeavor so stay tuned!
We enjoyed seeing so many faces that evening. We hope everyone not only got to learn about JOY and be in the loop of everything going on within our Chamber, but walked away having introduced themselves to everyone in the room.
We are looking forward to our next Membership Networking Meeting tentatively planned for June!
Thanks to the Winterville Historical and Arts Society for letting us use the Train Depot for this event!