United Way of St. Charles held its Annual Business Meeting on Thursday, September 8, 2011, to report the organization’s standings after its annual audit and select new leadership to its Board of Directors.
Certified Public Accountant, Pernell Pelegrin— of Martin and Pellegrin, reported that United Way of St. Charles is on firm financial ground going into the 2011-2012 Fiscal Year. In addition to maintaining a low, nine percent administrative cost and having decreased operational expenses while increasing program expenses, Pellegrin also reported that UWSC is one of the most efficient nonprofit organizations he has seen in the Southeast Louisiana area.
At the annual meeting, the UWSC Board of Directors also elected new officers. McKinley Day was elected Board President. Day is a resident of Destrehan where he and his wife, Nicole, have lived for the past 10 years. He is a retired Navy Master Chief and currently works as a trooper for the Louisiana State Police.
“I am blessed to be given the opportunity to serve United Way and the residents of St. Charles Parish as president of the UWSC Board of Directors,” Day stated. “I know this role comes with a great responsibility and I am eager to do my best to serve this organization and all those who benefit from our work.”
The UWSC Board of Directors also elected Ray Tyree as its Vice President and Loyd Bourgeois as its Secretary/Treasurer.
In addition, Lilly Galland was accepted as a new member to UWSC Board of Directors.
“We are fortunate to have such active volunteers help lead our organization. Our Board is very representative of St. Charles Parish and remains current on issues facing our Parish. This is important as they guide us into the future so we can have the most positive impact on our community,” commented John Dias, UWSC Executive Director.