Local Roundup: United Way seeks funding volunteers

CNJ staff

The United Way of Eastern New Mexico United is seeking 70-plus volunteers to hear presentations, review applications and decide how to distribute United Way donor funds.

United Way Executive Director Erinn Burch said the process increases accountability to United Way donors by requiring non-profits to define how donor funds will be spent and how the program will address one of four priority areas:

—Strengthening youth and families
—Increasing self-sufficiency
—Putting citizens to work
—and Crisis Intervention

Volunteers attend one training session, spend time at home reviewing four to five applications and hear one evening’s worth of presentations. Total commitment involved is less than 10 hours, completed in less than two weeks, Burch said.

Volunteers interested in serving on these panels can do so by calling 2-1-1 or e-mailing United Way at unitedway@plateautel.net

Chamber banquet tickets on sale
The deadline to buy tickets for the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce banquet Jan. 18 at the Clovis Civic Center is 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The event begins with a reception honoring past chamber presidents, followed by dinner at 6:45 p.m. A dance, featuring music by The Fun Brothers follows dinner.

The chamber’s annual awards will be presented during the banquet.

Tickets are $35 each. Tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce, 105 E. Grand Ave.; online at www.clovisnm.org in the merchandise/ticket page; or with a credit card by calling 763-3435.