When I first heard about TimeBanking, I was very impressed with the concept. I found that it expanded my awareness of how I could reach out to people in my own neighborhood. When I was going out of town I found a neighbor who was very willing to water my garden for me. She transported people to airports, so I hired her to do that for me. When I returned home she had some physical challenges, so I offered to do a Touch for Health testing and balancing to put her body back in the normal healing mode and speed up her healing. We have become walking partners in the neighborhood.
I am happy to join the Time bank to meet other progressives who want to help each other and the Youngstown area grow. We need new ideas and people helping people build new communities. We need more people to help others become successful and help our community have a better and brighter future.
MEET THE BOARD
Elayne M.S. Bozick, Broker for Eranco Business Brokers, Formerly Financial Associate, Education and background in Graphic Design / Marketing
Community Service: Rotary Club of Youngstown – Past President, Foundation Chair, Board member; First Night Youngstown, Exec. Committee; Mkt. PR Chair Stambaugh Pillars Board (President); Grow Youngstown, Board member; Power of the Arts Initiative, Steering committee
Tony Budak after 40 years, retired from Delphi Packard Automotive in 2004. In 1966 Tony served as a Military Police Investigator, U.S. Army, to be honorably discharged in 1968. Returning from active duty, Tony held various management positions. In 1973, he left management, and was elected to IUE 717’s Executive Board. Tony received a Masters of Science in Community Economic Development, from New Hampshire College in 1991. In 1996 he was elected to the Local Bargaining Committee, and helped negotiate and administer the contract between IUE-CWA Local 717 and Delphi Packard Electric G.M.C.
Robert F. Burkey is an attorney who has practiced law for 45 years. Bob is also the co-owner of the Title Company of Warren which is a full service real estate title agency and has handled real estate sales, foreclosures and real estate title issues in Trumbull and surrounding counties. Bob has sat on various boards including what is now known as the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra, SCOPE, Family Services Association and presently with the Community Solutions Association, a drug and addiction assessment and counseling agency. Bob holds a BA degree from Hiram College and a JD degree from Case Western University.
Sara Copenhaver Scudier Mahoning County Department of Job and Family Services, retired 2007. Fellows Riverside Gardens Master Gardener, 1996. OSU Extension Master Gardener, 2007; OSU Extension Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist, 2007. Currently enrolled in OSU Extension Master Gardener specialization in Back Yard and Local Food, to be completed in 2010. Former trustee of Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens. Chair of Fellows Riverside Gardens Annual Spring Plant Sale. Founding member of Good Karma Food Co-op. Member of StreetScape Committee of CityScape.
Rose M. Kosko SFO, retired from the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation in 2004 after working 35 years in the Graphic Arts department. She is presently Vice-Minister of the Secular Franciscan Order, also Co- Chair of the Holy Name of Jesus Parish Council. Rose is a volunteer at Hospice of the Valley, Gleaners Food Bank, Humility of Mary Health Partners, and the Franciscan Friars Shrine.
“Dwight Stickler is a Creative. He enjoys helping people create messaging and deploying that messaging to the greatest possible effect. He enjoys Music and Audio Production. He enjoys Singing and Writing. He enjoys being in the great outdoors and all things that help to create sustainable communities and ecosystems. One of his favorite things is to Listen. To listen to nature, his neighbors and friends and loved ones.”
The Time Bank is such an exciting and rewarding experience and I must thank Tony Budak for his leadership, his tenacity, his time, and his dedication to bringing this Time Bank to life. I hope we can all take his lead to heart and help make this Time Bank a driving force in our Valley. There is no better time than the present to utilize all that it has to offer and make it work.