Elder and Gilliam

Josh Gilliam (right) with Modern Woodmen presents a certificate to Rogersville’s Carolynn Elder.

ROGERVILLE—Local volunteer Carolynn Elder, a Rogersvile resident, was recently recognized for hours of service to the community during a Modern Woodmen of America member event on May 17, 2016.

Elder was honored through Modern Woodmen’s Hometown Hero Program for her outstanding involvement in the community.

As part of the Hometown Hero Program, members of the Rogersville Modern Woodmen chapter presented Elder with a certificate and a $100 award grant to be donated to the charitable organization of the honoree’s choice. Elder selected the People Loving People Program to receive the donation.

“Volunteers form the foundation of a strong community,” says Josh Gilliam, local Modern Woodmen volunteer leader. “Modern Woodmen’s Hometown Hero Program gives us the chance to thank those who selflessly give their time to make the world a better place.”

Coordinated by local Modern Woodmen members, the fraternal financial services organization’s Summit chapters, chapters and youth service clubs provide opportunities for members to take part in social and educational activities and volunteer projects to meet local needs.

  • For more information or to get involved, contact Gilliam at (423) 754-3621.

As a tax-exempt fraternal benefit society, Modern Woodmen sells life insurance, annuity and investmentproducts not to benefit stockholders but to improve quality of life for its members, their families and their communities. This is accomplished through social, charitable and volunteer activities. Annually, Modern Woodmen and its members provide nearly $20 million and over 400,000 volunteer hours for community projects nationwide.

As a tax-exempt fraternal benefit society, Modern Woodmen sells life insurance, annuity and investment* products not to benefit stockholders but to improve quality of life for its members, their families and their communities. This is accomplished through social, charitable and volunteer activities. Annually, Modern Woodmen and its members provide nearly $20 million and over 400,000 volunteer hours for community projects nationwide.