Posts Tagged ‘Board Members’

On Oct. 25, 2013, COTS held its Annual Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast. COTS Executive Director Rita Markley gave the following keynote address.  Good morning, and welcome to our Annual Meeting and Volunteer recognition breakfast. This is the time of year when we celebrate your many contributions to COTS and reflect on why they matter. This is also the day when we thumb our noses at nutritional convention and offer…

Categories: COTS Shelters, Events, Homelessness, Housing, Staff and Board, Volunteers
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The Committee on Temporary Shelter hosted its Annual Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Friday, October 25th, at First Congregational Church of Burlington. At the meeting, COTS honored extraordinary contributions by our volunteers, community partners, local businesses and supporters on behalf of our neighbors struggling with homelessness. To view pictures of our honorees, please see the Annual Meeting Facebook Album. The honorees for 2013 are: Corporate Hero Award Award presented…

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Champlain College Convocation, August 23, 2013 COTS Executive Director Rita Markley’s keynote address (Champlain College has honored Rita with the 2013 Distinguished Citizen Award.) I am so honored to receive this award and be here with you today. (And what a great occasion excuse to wear these fabulous oversized sunglasses. Just in case you’re wondering, I did not inherit these from Jackie Onassis. I know how rumors get started so…

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2012 Phonathon Coincides with #GivingTuesday This is a fun and engaging annual event in which volunteers call COTS supporters to thank them for their past donations and ask them to consider a gift again this holiday season.  And it also happens to coincide perfectly with #GivingTuesday. Everyone loves a great deal, which is why shopping extravaganzas like Black Friday and  Cyber Monday generate so much revenue, so why not help…

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James J. Fogler is President and Publisher of The Burlington Free Press/Gannett Co. He has nearly 25 years of experience in marketing and communication leadership roles in an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including online, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Before joining the Free Press, Mr. Fogler was the vice president of marketing for the Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle from 2007-2010.  Previously, Mr. Fogler…

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Debra Royce is Treasurer at Revision Military Ltd.  Ms. Royce has been with the company since 2007 and brings with her 20 years of corporate experience providing strategic financial leadership and risk management. Prior to working at Revision Military, Ms. Royce held financial leadership roles with the Chittenden Service Group, Ben & Jerry’s, and the G.S. Blodgett Corporation.  Ms. Royce is also on the Williston Federated Church’s Finance Committee and has…

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