Gary Wingo has received the annual Founders Award from the Windward Association of Retired Men (WARM) has presented its annual Founders Award to Gary Wingo for his “many years of extraordinary service to our organization and our community.”
The award was presented by Paul Barrow, WARM Coordinator for the current year, at the weekly breakfast meeting of the organization at the Annie's Italian Kitchen restaurant in Alpharetta.
According to Barrow, “Gary Wingo has served our organization well for more than 15 years. His leadership, enthusiasm and unfailing good humor have enriched the lives of all our members."
Wingo initiated or led many of WARM's social and community projects over the years, including their support for the annual Windward community July 4 celebration, the organization's golf activities and annual fishing trips, Barrow said. He's also an active participant in WARM's support program for the North Fulton Community Charities and frequently serves as master of ceremonies at major WARM social events.
Wingo moved to Windward in 1983 and joined WARM following his retirement in 1997. During his career he served as a high-school Distributive Education Coordinator in Roanoke, VA, director of Management Training for Jewel Box Stores Corporation and subsequently as a manufacturer’s representative for Baume & Mercier watch company of Geneva, Switzerland.
Wingo said, “Membership in WARM has been an enjoyable part of my retirement. Its activities bond people together and help us become more involved in the community. It fills a need after the great responsibilities of a working career when one must transition to a different stage in life. It really is a great group of service-oriented men.”
Wingo graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in 1967.
Previous Founder Award recipients are Tom Trace, Don Blaine, Travis Mills, Jim Matoney, Bob O’Hagan, Rich Sickeler, Bill McKnight, Marty Blickstein, Tom Evans, Tom Rice, Bob Francis and Ron Keipper.
For further information on WARM, please contact Paul Barrow at 678-339-0898.