Shepherdstown, WV--Shepherdstown Are Independent Living (SAIL) held its sold-out Founders Dinner last Wednesday at the Erma Ord Byrd Hall to honor those who originated the organization.
The nine members honored began to meet a decade ago in order to establish a Shepherdstown chapter similar to others in what is known as the “Village Movement.” It took three years of constant meetings and preparation. Finally, in 2012, they had met all the requirements and SAIL was born. From the original 26 members, SAIL has grown to over 100 members who participate actively, volunteer their services and “age in place.”
The nine honorees were (row 1) Jean Neely, and Vicky Thomas; (row 2) Jack L. Young, Judy Moore, Melinda Landolt, and Dan VanBellegham; (row 3) Tom Miller, Ted Walton, and G.T. Schramm.
They were introduced by Lyn Widmyer, Carolyn Rodis, and Bill Brown. The master of ceremonies was Jack Young.
Closing the evening, SAIL president Carolyn Rodis expressed her appreciation to all who contributed to make the evening a success.