SHERIDAN — A Notable Neighbor is someone who is engaged in the community with a strong sense of volunteerism that typically does not otherwise receive public recognition.
Today the Sheridan Press would like to introduce you to Everett E. McGlothlin, this week’s Notable Neighbor.
Where are you from? If you’re not a Sheridan native, how long have you lived here and what brought you here?
I grew up in Sheridan, but lived in California and overseas (Pakistan, Kenya, Zambia) since graduating from college. We moved back to Sheridan in 2005.
What do you do professionally?
I am a retired school administrator.
List all the organizations you are involved in on a volunteer level or donate to and the length of your service.
• Whitney Benefit board member, eight years
• Meals on Wheels delivery, eight years
• Green House Living for Sheridan, more than four years
• The Food Group board member, one year
• Sheridan High School Booster Club, seven years, co-chair two years
• SHS Foundation Board, two years
• Sheridan College Athletic Advisory Committee, two years
• Spear-O-Wigwam Advisory Board, one year
We also do an annual donation to a number of nonprofit groups in Sheridan.
Do you take on any additional charities around the holidays?
We donate to the food bank at Christmas.
Why do you find it important to be involved in the community?
I enjoy working with a variety of community groups. I grew up in Sheridan and it’s been a wonderful experience giving back to the community.
It’s amazing the amount of commitment/energy that volunteers demonstrate in support of community activities.
What is your favorite part of our community?
Sheridan businesses and community members are exceptional when asked to support various fundraisers and/or events.
What does volunteerism mean to you?
Volunteerism is the willingness to be a proactive member of the community. Most volunteers don’t give their time and energy for recognition, they want to be participants in whatever activity they’re interested in. Businesses and organizations in Sheridan heavily invest in our community and volunteer services as required. It’s never difficult to find volunteers that will support community activities.
What advice would you give to someone looking to be more involved with the community?
Reach out to organizations that serve Sheridan and surrounding communities. Organizations are always looking for volunteers who want to get involved.
How does it feel to be thought of as a “notable neighbor?”
Most community volunteers are not looking for recognition, they simply want to be active in supporting worthwhile projects that may benefit Sheridan residents, but it’s a nice gesture at any rate. Frankly, my intent is to always keep a low profile.