“The more you put into something, the more you get out of it. Always. Every time. Guaranteed.
“If you or your children are involved with something, you have an obligation to give back in some way at some time. It’s what makes the world go around.
“By actively participating and showing up, you become connected to the causes, places and people you care about in ways that are far richer and more tangible than the feeling you get when you write a check. [But we appreciate and need those check writers too.]
“Everyone has a story. A wonderful story. By giving of your time you get a chance to learn and share in those stories. You build community.
“I have been blessed to be able to do this because of my husband, who always says ‘You should go for it. We’ll make it work.’ “
- Charlotte McGee, accepting the Woman of the Year Award at the Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce’s 37th Annual Recognition Lunch.
Charlotte & Jim McGee at the Awards Luncheon
Congratulations to Charlotte and the other honorees at yesterday’s inspiring Annual Recognition luncheon:
Woman Of The Year: Charlotte McGee
Man Of The Year: Jim McNitt
Business Leaders Of The Year: Paul Zurowski & Bill Hiscott of Sawbridge Studios, Ann Heinz & Kate Rooney, Three Tarts
Educator Of The Year: Rose Marchuk
Public Safety Officer Of The Year: Firemedic Chris Kopecky
Park District Employee Of The Year: Costa Kutulas
And thank you to Winnetka-Northfield Chamber Director Terry Dason, and real estate firm Caldwell Banker who always say yes to the best community building ideas too!
With Winnetka-Northfield Chamber Director Terry Dason. And with ongoing appreciation for the support of community-centric real estate firm Caldwell Banker.