Letters to the Editor

Feedback: Quality of life improved

On behalf of over 1,600 charitable organizations that were part of the 2004-2005 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) of Island County, I would like to thank the federal employees of Island County that participated in this year’s fund drive at Naval Air Station Whidbey and the U.S. Postal Services of Island County.

The generous employees of NAS Whidbey and the U.S. Postal Service raised donations of over $363,000. The federal employees of Island County contributed their time, talent and treasurers to benefit local, national and international charitable organizations that participated in the local CFC of Island County.

Thanks to the Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10 at NAS Whidbey for allowing Chief Petty Officer Joseph R. Grossi to serve as the loaned executive. Grossi trained, led and motivated hundreds of unit coordinators and key workers who made this year’s CFC a huge success.

This year’s CFC effort would not be possible without the year-round support and guidance of the Local Federal Coordinating Committee that oversees the CFC. Those members were Capt. James Dziminowicz, Cmdr. Eric Kaniut, Lt. Cmdr. Rosa Merrell, Lt. Cmdr. Francois Henneberger, Chief Petty Officer Joe Grossi, Chief Petty Officer James Schauer, Mr. Mike Harvey, Ms. Pat Baldridge and Ms. Carol Decker.

Thanks to the federal community for giving so generously in time and money. With the help of all these individuals and donors, the CFC supported local, national and international agencies to improve the quality of life for all.

Cathy Norton

CFC of Island County Director

Oak Harbor

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