adj: wise through reflection and experience



Broadening horizons for others through volunteering

There are a lot of reasons to volunteer, but for me, it was to be involved with my daughters and our community. I wanted to be a part of what my daughters were doing.   So when no one stepped up to be their Girl Scout leader I said, “Sure, I can do it.” Six years later for one troop and seven years later for the other, I have finally retired my Girl Scout sash for other activities.

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WellWorks! Helps Strategic America to Receive Healthiest Employer® of Iowa Finalist Recognition

The Healthiest Employer of Iowa Award recognizes organizations that proactively improve the health of their employees. This award program evaluates employers of all sizes, industries and stages of their corporate wellness program. As a member of the WellWorks! Wellness Committee, I was honored to discover that Strategic America had been selected as a finalist in the Small Business, Central Region category for this award.

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Giving Blood is a Simple, Easy Way to Save Lives

According to LifeServe Blood Center, every two seconds someone is in need of blood. Every once in a while, you may hear about the increased need for donations at your local blood center, but the truth is that it is an ongoing need and it’s something that you can contribute to all year round. I’ve been donating blood regularly since 1994 and it’s such an easy thing to do.

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Meals from the Heartland

SA Staff Helps Meals from the Heartland Package Meals

As part of our series on SA giving back to the community, we’re highlighting a project that a number of SA employees participated in. Last month, 17 people volunteered for Meals from the Heartland, an effort that started right here in Central Iowa with a mission of “empowering people to save the starving.” The events bring together volunteers for a community-wide packaging event.

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Generosity Pays it Forward – National Volunteer Month

Generosity is one of our values Strategic America. It reveals itself in the numerous pro bono projects and campaigns we are involved in. Our associates, too, demonstrate this in their own ways toward their own interest–whether it be community, charitable, civic or faith areas.  In this month, National Volunteer Month, I’d like to celebrate that spirit of giving back, paying forward, and engaging in purposeful acts of kindness.

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Trip to South Africa: Feed the Hungry

My family and I traveled to South Africa in February on a Mission Trip. We had the opportunity to bring educational materials to a local school and feed the hungry with food from Meals from the Heartland. Because of this organization, I have seen firsthand the benefit of packaging meals for those in need. We also spent time with orphans and donated money to help build a well in honor of my father, Dwight Churchill. 

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