The Woodgate Volunteer Fire Department annual meeting was held in December and the board of directors was voted in for the 2012 year.
Elected to the board were Don Murdoch, President; William Rockhill, Vice President; Tony Sege, Chief; Michael Przybyla, Treasurer; and Chris Burnett- Wolle, Secretary. Scott Cornell is the Assistant Chief.
Jack Adams and Maureen Weber were also voted status as lifetime members.At the January meeting outgoing treasurer Maureen Weber was presented with a plaque for her 22 years of service in that role, and John Isley was presented with a plaque for three years he previously served as chief.
WVFD responded to a total of 52 calls last year and four new members joined the department. Three members were trained as new EMTs and five as new Certified First Responders.
Plaques recognizing the contributions of long-time volunteers Joe Swiantek (snow plowing) and Andy Grabauskas (vehicle maintenance) were presented at the banquet.
The department has a busy year planned with numerous trainings on the calendar, the annual rummage sale set for the Saturday after the 4th of July, and the second annual Sink-A-Boat competition scheduled for August.
Anyone interested in taking a more active role in protecting the local community by joining the department and is encouraged to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.