Board of Directors
The Plus 60 Board of Directors strongly believes in the motto, “Providing an active lifestyle for seniors 55 and over.” We appreciate your feedback on our events and we look forward to meeting each member of the Plus 60 Club!
2018 Plus 60 Board of Directors
Left to Right: Sherry Roberts, Sandi Frericks, Teresa Garrison, Kim Nelson, Dave Fuller, Sharon Brooks, Susie Stark, Angela Dearking, Pat Marble, Nancy Rudnick (Not pictured: Dave Geller and Jolane Otto)
Meet Our Board of Directors Members
Kim Nelson - Davenport, IA
Responsible for: travel, picnic, Twilight Cruise.
Jolane Otto - Bettendorf, IA
Responsible for: Celebration Belle
Nancy Rudnick - Davenport, IA
Responsible for: Publicity, Community Outreach
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Pat Marble - Rock Island, IL
David Fuller - Davenport, IA
Angela Dearking - Bettendorf, IA
David Geller - Moline, IL
Profile of Susie Stark, New Plus 60 Board Member
Retired school Math teacher: 10 years at JB Young Junior High, 23 years at West High School, 12 years at Rocky High School ( including 2 years at BH College)
I am a person who likes to stay involved in events that are fun and help others. I always thought Plus 60 is a good organization and would like to get more of the members involved in different activities that they would like to see implemented in the Quad Cities.
While at West High School, besides teaching, I was in charge of Student Senate for 10 years. During that time, I did many different events to raise money for local charities: held variety shows, trivia tournaments, euchre tournaments, fun nights where we invited all the feeder elementary school, car washes, and many more. Each month I would have the students prepare food for the local homeless shelter. The biggest fundraiser I did was the Student Hunger Drive. I tried to get the entire student body involved in the events we did to raise money to buy food for the food pantry or to go door to door collecting food for the hunger drive. It was an awesome sight to see so many students involved. The last year I did Student Senate we had enough food collected to fill 7 semi loads!! West alone raised over 310,000 pounds of food to be delivered to the Food Bank.
While teaching I also got involved with several non-profit organizations. CASI, Battered Shelter for Woman, to name a few. I am still involved with a group called “The Hearts of the Quad-Cities”, which is a group of women that make the centerpieces for the non-profit fundraisers in the Quad Cities. I put together baskets for Silent Auctions for events like, CASI-Holiday Hat Bash, Make A Wish Foundation, Blue Grass Fireman’s Ball, Bettendorf Rotary, etc.
I am married to Russ, a retired project manager electrician from DECCO. In Denver lives my son, Nathan and his wife, Wendy. Grandchildren, Addie-9 and Tiernan-7. In Davenport lives my son, Zachary and his wife, Callie. Grandchild, Vaughn-5 months.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve on the Board of Plus 60.
Profile of Teresa Garrison, New Plus 60 Board Member
Recently retired from the position of Director of Operations at the Center for Active Seniors, Teresa brings years of experience in budgeting, event planning, fundraising, working with volunteers and area Senior organizatiions.
Teresa started volunteering in the 90’s and has enloyed contributing to the Student Hunger Drive Luncheon, pounding nails and delivering meals to Habitat Builds, helping with the clean up in Cedar Rapids, organizing and overseeing the bakery in CASI’s Family Festival, collecting donations for CASI’s Hat Bash and helping with Hearts of the Quad Cities to assemble centerpieces for non-profit fundraising events. She is currently working on a fundraising event for Rock Island Atheltic Department.
A lifelong resident of the Quad Cities, Teresa currently makes her home in LeClaire with her husband, Jay. Children: Carrie and Jason Olmstead, Cedar Rapids, Karen Sutter Cedar Rapids and Scott and Ally MacLean, Broomfield Colorado. A grandmother of 3 active grandsons, Chance, Jackson and Owen.
Teresa’s goal is to be active both physically and mentally through volunteering my time to help improve others lives.
Profile of Angela Dearking, Plus 60 Board Member
Career: After years of experience in manufacturing, marketing, advertising, sales, event planning and fund raising, Angela was most recently employed as a Relationship Manager for United Way of the Quad Cities Area. Prior to United Way, Angela owned her own fitness studio in Bettendorf.
Previous volunteer activities include Festival of Trees, Friends of the Davenport Museum of Art (now the Figge), and the Women’s Connection. Currently, Angela serves on the Board of the Miss Iowa Scholarship Program as Secretary and Judges’ chair, is a member of Quad City Business, Referral, Alliance, Handel Oratorio Society of Augustana, St. John Vianney Church choir and cantor, and is an active member of Scott County Family Y. For relaxation, she practices yoga, is an avid mystery novel reader, bicycles, (completing two RAGBRAIs and two TOMRVs), downhill skis, camps and canoes. She is a former Peace Corps volunteer to India.
Family: A resident of the Quad Cities since 1989, Angela resides in Bettendorf with her husband, Dean. She has two children, Christine Chartier Vermes of Oakland, California and Robert Chartier of Chicago, and grandmother to Alec and Corrinne Chartier.
Goal: Angela joined the Plus 60 Board to continue to be active, meet likewise people and promote the active senior Quad Cities community.
Profile of Dave Fuller, Plus 60 Board Member
Career: Retired from John Deere after 31 years, 11 years at John Deere Harvester and 20 years at the Parts Distribution Center. Worked 7 years at the John Deere Pavilion as a tour guide. Volunteers at McKinley School for the past 17 years.
About: I joined the Plus 60 Board one year ago for several reasons.
First, it was the chance to meet new people; everyone has different backgrounds, stories, and knowledge that they like to share with others. I enjoy learning new things every day from listening to other people.
Second, the wide array of events that Plus 60 offers was my chance to try new things. have some new ideas myself that I hope will come to fruition. We need to challenge ourselves to try new things, and discover new places. I love to travel also.
Last, in our lives we go through three stages: we learn, we earn, & we return. I am now in the return stage of life, where I want to share my time and make things better for the next generation and enjoy working with people who are not afraid to try new things and help improve our Quad City community.
Family: Wife, Pam, health data analyst at UnityPoint – Trinity.
Profile of Nancy Rudnick, Plus 60 Board Member
This is my 5th year on the board of Plus 60. I joined because I believe in community service and the type of projects that they have.
Before that I volunteered at Eisenhower School, helping in 1st and 3rd grades. I love working with children. I was so inspired by the teachers with whom I worked that I went back to college and finished my degree at age 74. I encourage others to do the same.
Before joining Plus 60 board I was involved with a service club having served as President four times, district governor and international chaplain.
I am a member of the Quad City Quilters Guild and enjoy going to their meetings and working on the quilt show which is held every two years and will be coming up this September. I helped out in Second Hand Treasures, which was so much fun.
I enjoy knitting and one of my favorite projects is making baby blankets for charities. In the past I have made many for Edgerton Health Center and recently donated nine blankets to Project Linus in Milwaukee.
I encourage everyone who is age 55 to join us. Our goal is to keep seniors engaged in life-long activities such as seminars with Scott Community College and Genesis. We are involved in activities with the Putnam and Figge. Plus one of my favorite activities is working with Silver Bell Social in connection with Festival of Trees.
So many choices. Join us. Find out how much fun Plus 60 is. In fact we even have a director of fun on our board.