Nancy Schneider was honored as the 2014 Rocky River Senior Center Volunteer of the Year at the annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner in February. Nancy sat in the front row when the announcement was made, oblivious to the fact that her family had slipped in the back of the auditorium to witness the event.
It is Nancy’s smiling face you see in the gift shop every Wednesday! From there, she crosses the isle to the front desk to provide relief during the lunch hour. Then she is off to Zumba! Nancy helps out at many of the center’s special events.
Nobody will be surprised to learn that Nancy spent a huge portion of her career in customer service in the retail industry. Those skills serve her well in volunteer work- she is friendly, helpful, always smiling, quick to resolve problems and fun to talk to!
Nancy moved to be closer to her daughter and granddaughters. She enjoys being a grandmother and doing all the fun things with her granddaughters that a grandmother is able to do. She enjoys the freedom of retirement and the ability it gives her to spend so much time with her family, picking up the kids from school and participating at school events whenever the opportunity presents.
Program Coordinator Laurie Schaefer and Mayor Pamela Bobst congratulated Nancy as Volunteer of the Year. Over 130 volunteers walked the red carpet and were greeted by screaming fans and paparazzi at this amazing event.