Lynn Bibbee of Hagerstown recently attended Modern Woodmen of America’s Merit Club Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla.
Bibbee was one of approximately 430 youth service club leaders from across the U.S. who earned the opportunity to take part in the conference. While in Orlando, she attended educational and motivational workshop sessions, networked with other club leaders and gained new ideas for leading volunteer activities for children.
Bibbee, a Modern Woodmen youth service club leader for 21 years, qualified for the conference after her club completed a variety of projects in 2011. The projects focused on volunteerism, patriotism, education and fun.
“Volunteer service is a main focus of our youth clubs and our organization as a whole,” said Melissa Gottwalt, youth service club coordinator at Modern Woodmen’s home office in Rock Island, Ill. “People like Lynn are great examples of the volunteer spirit in action. We invite them to this conference to recognize their accomplishments and motivate them to continue.”
Membership in a youth service club is one of the many benefits available to Modern Woodmen’s youth members. Modern Woodmen youth clubs have served children since 1942, and more than 900 clubs are active across the country.
As a tax-exempt fraternal financial services organization, Modern Woodmen sells life insurance, annuity and investment products, not to benefit stockholders, but to improve the quality of life for members, their family and their communities. It is accomplished through social, charitable and volunteer activities.
For more information, call Melissa Gottwalt at 309-786-6481, ext. 7327, or send an email to Melissa.Gottwalt@modern-woodmen.org.