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Bob Paul joins board of IOC

Ivins Outreach Center (IOC) in Morrisville has announced the addition of Bob Paul to its board of directors.

Bob has resided in Morrisville for the past 10 years. He is an attorney and is currently works as a volunteer on the Prisoners Rights Project for the Legal Aid Society in New York.

Bob got involved with IOC last June as a volunteer in the Staying Put Program, which helps seniors stay in their homes longer by providing a variety of services.

“I started out by providing rides to the elderly and delivering meals,” Bob said. “I was recruited by (former Morrisville mayor and fellow board member) Tom Wisnosky and it’s been a wonderful experience.

“I’ve been very fortunate in my career and I believe it is important for me to share the benefits of my opportunities and privileges I’ve been given to help others.”

Bob hopes to enhance the visibility of IOC.

“Ivins is the best kept secret in Morrisville,” he said. “They have a very small but very dedicated staff and they need our support to do all the things they do for the community.

“Everyone talks about doing more and helping others and we all think we’re good people but unless you really take action you’re not doing all that you can.”  

IOC board president Kathleen Foster is pleased to welcome Bob to the organization. “Bob brings with him his extensive legal and financial knowledge which will greatly benefit our organization,” Kathleen said. “His insight and experience will enhance our board, our organization, and promote our mission. As a Morrisville resident, Bob is cognizant of the needs and concerns of the community, which can be applied to all the communities where the Ivins Outreach Center has a foothold.  The issues may vary to some degree, but also have much in common. Bob has been a volunteer with our Staying Put program for a year and has inside knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of the organization. He is obviously dedicated to all that we do and all that we will continue to achieve as we work towards improving the quality of life for our residents. We are very excited to begin this new partnership.”

PHOTO CAP: Bob Paul