volunteer spotlight

bert blenner
volunteer committee
volunteer since 2013

Bert’s main Volunteer Committee activity is helping with the monthly new volunteer orientations. Lovingly known as the “Chair Wrangler,” Bert and his helpers make sure the main cat room is ready for attendees — hauling 25+ folding chairs in from the storage building, setting them up, and making sure they are returned afterward. He also sets up the lobby, registers new volunteers, and speaks about Kitty Cab during orientation.

Bert really enjoys being a Kitty Cab driver and listening to the kitties sing “songs of their people” on these trips. He also likes helping with outreach activities, especially Reading to Cats. Additionally, you will always find him each year at the Spring Flea Market as a valuable addition to the team. He is very active behind the scenes on the Volunteer Committee by painstakingly HAND ADDING the volunteer hours each month!

An IBM retiree, Bert has always been an active volunteer in various organizations over the years, including Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Lassiter High Marching Band Parents, Cobb County Cemetery Preservation Committee (caring for the Davis Family Cemetery on Davis Rd) and Simple Needs GA.

Bert is a “Cat Dad” and has always had a cat or two in his life. Currently, he and his wife Stella have two spoiled cats – Simon, age 17 and Gus, age 10. He is a human dad to three adult daughters, four granddaughters, two grandsons, and one great-granddaughter.

Humble Bert did not want to be the Volunteer of the Month, but because of all his hard work and dedication to the Volunteer Committee, and other committees at Good Mews, we felt he deserved the honor.

On behalf of all the Good Mews kitties, staff, and volunteers, we thank you, Bert!

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