Volunteer of the Month – November 2015
Volunteer of the Month Theora Dalupan sits with fellow Highlands Council Transition Task Force committee members. Left is Theora, with Degale Cooper in the middle, Chantal Stevens (Volunteer of the Month Feb 2015) on the right.
I feel very blessed to live in a neighborhood that fosters a sense of community and volunteerism. When I moved here in 2003 my oldest was six years old and I was pregnant with my youngest. Now they are 18, 15, and 12 years old.
I spent a lot of time volunteering when my kids were in elementary school; this really bonded me to the community. I volunteered in the Issaquah School District (Issaquah Schools Foundation Auction), Issaquah District Reflections Chair, and Issaquah High School Booster Scholarship Committee.
In 2013 I volunteered for the Highlands Council Transition Task Force, Committees and Communications Sub-Committee. I am currently a member of the Issaquah Highlands Community Association (IHCA) Covenant Committee. I have served on this committee for almost six years. I enjoy the Covenant Committee group; we work well together, have great laughs, but know when to get down to business. This group has a great heart and really wants the community to thrive.
In my work life, I was employed by the Issaquah School district for five years and recently started working for Segue, a packing company for elderly people transitioning to a retirement home. This new job at Segue fits perfectly with my multi-tasking personality and my desire to help people. Volunteering for the community has enriched my life so I want to encourage my fellow neighbors to volunteer in whatever capacity they can. It’s a great way to meet people and create lifelong friendships.