New board members join Meals on Wheels

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 22, 2017

Meals on Wheels of Rowan has three new board members.

Mike Menius, Libby Post and Rob Miller were elected to three-year terms. Menius, Post and Miller join Renee Gray, Amy Ritchie and Connie Basinger, who were re-elected for three-year terms.

Menius is executive director at Carillon Assisted Living, whose leaders have long supported Meals on Wheels. He is from Salisbury.

“Mike will immediately add value to our organization with his knowledge of caring for seniors,” said Tom Robinson, the board vice president and chairman of board engagement.

Post is director of the Rowan-Salisbury Schools child nutrition program. She directs the program in 32 schools across Rowan County, supervising menu planning, purchasing, personnel and facilities. A longtime resident of Salisbury, Post volunteers with several community groups.

Pat Murtaugh, a member of the board engagement committee, said, “Libby’s knowledge of nutritional programs and professional status as a registered dietitian will be a significant help to Meals on Wheels. She is passionate about ensuring no one goes hungry on her watch.“

Miller is senior relationship manager and assistant vice president in the Granite Quarry office of F&M Bank. He has been in banking for 18 years and grew up in Spencer. He and his wife and daughter live in Rockwell. Miller also serves on the Granite Quarry Revitalization Committee.

“Rob will be a terrific addition to our board of directors,” Robinson said. “His knowledge of business and finance will ensure that we develop efficiencies and continue to maintain the highest level of financial stewardship.”

The board recognized outgoing board member Charles Goodman for his efforts on behalf on home-bound senior, disabled and convalescing residents of Rowan County. Goodman was the first person on the Food Lion volunteer team to deliver meals when Food Lion started its Meals on Wheels delivery team 11 years ago.

“Over his tenure, Charles has served as board treasurer, chair of the fundraising committee for the annual BBQ sale and as a devoted board member,” said Connie Basinger, board chairwoman. “We appreciate his service and commitment to Meals on Wheels of Rowan.”

Meals on Wheels of Rowan is a United Way member agency and is supported by foundation grants and donations from individuals.