May 13, 2013
Eileen Harbinson has decided to retire from TBN after 11 years of outstanding service. Eileen was the type of volunteer who ensured that anything that needed to be done was done. She was the person who took on jobs that others would not or could not do. No job was too small or too large for Eileen.
At the beginning of her tenure at TBN, Eileen researched the routes for Easy Rollers and Leisure Wheelers, and led many of the Leisure Wheeler rides and when she could no longer ride, she continued to volunteer. As our membership secretary, she worked tirelessly to ensure that members received their laminated membership cards and she spent hours laminating each and every card. As a valued member of the Cyclon committee, she helped research the locations for many a Cyclon, organized the tour leaders, organized the volunteers from the colleges, got up early to ensure that everyone was well fed and even walked the dogs. As the assistant director of TNTO, she focused on ensuring that everyone was comfortable and well fed. When Eileen volunteered at the booths at the Ride for Heart and the Bike Show, she made sure that everyone she met understood the outstanding benefits of being a TBN member.
I’m sure that this is in no way a complete list of all Eileen has done for TBN. One of her most important contributions has been her positive attitude, willingness to take on any job that needed to be done and passion about TBN.
As a personal note to you, Eileen, we really hope that after a chance to rest and re-energize you will come back to volunteer at TBN. We will miss your sense of humour, warm smile and willingness to help-out wherever needed.
Thanks you so much, Eileen, for who you are and everything you have done for TBN.
Arlene Smith, TBN President