United Way Campaign Co-Chairs Named
Floyd and Patty Wininger will head the 2019-20 fund-raising campaign for the United Way of Stephens County.
“We couldn’t be more pleased,” Betty Beck, Director of Volunteer Services at Duncan Regional Hospital and chairman of the United Way board of directors, said.
“The Winingers are highly respected for their community spirit, for their benevolent feelings and for their willingness to work hard for causes for which they believe
“They know and understand the importance of the United Way,” she continued, “and they appreciate its role here and the volunteers who make positive things happen for people who have temporary needs. I think they’ll be a dynamic addition to our team and we hope our generous communities continue to support our agencies.”
The Winingers have a deep history of involvement here and look forward to their newest challenge.
“With grateful hearts and thanks to a community that has blessed us for 40 years, we are honored to serve as this year’s co-chairmen,” the Winingers said.
A retired registered nurse, Patty is vice mayor of the Duncan City Council and represents Ward 3. She is a member of the advisory committee of the parks and recreation department.
She is a graduate of Leadership Duncan Class X and was instrumental in the creation of Duncan High’s Project Graduation and the Duncan Arts and Humanities Council’s Fall Fest.
An avid supporter of the Stephens County Humane Society, she is the author of “Goodnight Duncan,” a book that raised more than $20,000 for the humane society and she helped raise in excess of $40,000 for the :”Cover Our Kids” school safety program.
Her 38-year nursing career is dotted with superlatives.
She was presented the Florence Nightingale Award by the state nursing association for lifetime achievement. She retired as DRH’s Emergency Preparedness Coordinator and Lead Cardiac Rehab Nurse.
A Duncan native, Floyd graduated from Central State University (now UCO) with a degree in Funeral Service and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer.
He retired as owner of the family-owned Hawkins Television, Cellular and Satellite and later retired as an administrative assistant at First Baptist Church.
He holds an airline transport pilot certificate, is a certified flight instructor, has served as chief pilot for a Fortune 500 company and has logged more than 7,000 hours of flight time.
He was a founding member and first president of the Stephens County Humane Society and has also been president of Chisholm Trail Hospice, a graduate of Leadership Duncan Class XIV and treasurer of the Duncan Little Theatre, where he has also been a popular on-stage performer.
The Winingers are active members of First Baptist Church where they both sing in the choir and lead a Sunday morning Bible Study at Chisholm Trail Assisted Living Center. They have served on mission teams to Guatemala and China.
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