Marion Goodwill Industries Held Annual Meeting


Goodwill recently held their Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner. The event is held to reflect on the past year and to honor program participants, employees, volunteers, and community partners for their commitment to Goodwill’s mission.

Brett Eastburn was the featured speaker. Brett was born with a condition he calls Quadmembral Limbs Deficiency; basically he has no arms and legs.

Some of Brett’s accomplishments include: 4th in nation in AAU freestyle, martial arts practitioner, and a nationally recognized artist. He Enjoys swimming, football, basketball, darts, playing pool, target shooting and hunting.

Brett began speaking professionally in 1990. He has done over 4,000 presentations/shows worldwide to over 1 million people. Brett is a “stand-up” comedian who has performed in clubs and colleges. He has presented in Japan, Switzerland, Canada, Mexico, Aruba, Panama, and from coast to coast in the USA.

Brett has performed for: AFFLAC, Kiwanis International, Caterpillar, Notre Dame, Jaycee’s, Indiana State Police, military personnel, Indiana & Purdue Universities, and T.E.D. Talks. He has been on CNN, Fox and Associated Press.

Over 150 people attended this year’s meeting held at All Occasions Catering & Banquet Facility. Those present included employees from the five counties we serve, Goodwill Board members, and community partners. Alice Bomar and Kelli Martin from Whirlpool Corporation accepted the Community Partner Award. Matthew Tway, Paul Omness, and Sharon Middleton were recognized for their service on the Board, and several Goodwill retail stores and departments were recognized for their achievements in the past year. Goodwill employees Mary Brewer (25 years) and Bill Temple (30 years) were recognized for their years of service to Goodwill.
Thank You Web
A BIG thank you to the following organizations for their support of our Annual Meeting & Recognition Dinner:
• Verne Hart Insurance
• Grange Insurance
• Marion Wealth Management Group, LTD
• Omness Design, Inc.
• Fahey Bank
• A-1 Printing/Carl Graphics
• Showplace Rent to Own

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