HUBER NAMED NEW NIBCC PRESIDENT
After a regional search for the right leader to take over the reins of the Northeast Indiana Base Community Council, the board of directors named longtime board member Carl Huber as its president. Huber was sworn in at the group’s meeting Sept. 9. His term will run through March 2022. He has served on the board since 2014.
Huber replaces outgoing president Patrick Dooley who will remain on the board as immediate past president.
“Carl brings a wealth of business and nonprofit experience to his role as president,” Dooley said. “His years of service as an NIBCC board member, combined with his work with the USO, will serve our organization as we continue to bridge the civilian and business community with our military community.”
Huber worked for 32 years at WaterFurnace International and recently retired as vice president of quality and sustainability. He now works part time in that same capacity for WaterFurnace. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Tulsa. He is a board member of Northeast Indiana Honor Flight and former president and CEO of USO Indiana. He currently serves on the USO Advisory Board. He was honored this past year with the American Society of Heating Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers’ Distinguished Public Service Award for his work with these organizations.
“I am humbled and deeply honored to be elected president of the NIBCC,” Huber said. “The NIBCC has special meaning to me as one of the most respected nonprofits in Indiana. It has a very passionate and dedicated board of directors that wants to support active-duty military personnel. I hope to continue that tradition to expand the outreach and synergy within the region.”
Also during the meeting, the board expanded its executive committee and elected board member Jim Garigen to serve as member-at-large. Garigen served as the co-chair for the organization’s Race for the Warrior fundraiser for the past four years and founded Invisible Vets, an organization that serves to reduce veteran homelessness.
Since 2011, the Northeast Indiana Base Community Council has served as a catalyst in unifying the military, civilian and business communities of the 11 counties of Northeast Indiana. Its mission is to create the most engaged military region in the United States through awareness, collaboration, advocacy, workforce development and leadership. That mission is accomplished by connecting people to programs, building a network of support for service members and their families.
For more information on the Northeast Indiana Base Community Council, visit nibcc.org.
Special offer for R4TW racers!
In addition to offering pre- and post-race stretching and physical therapy tips during Race for the Warrior on Aug. 1, ProTailored has blocked two full days at their offices in order to offer free evaluations to all racers interested. Available dates are Aug. 5 or Aug. 10. Are you ready to improve your move and live pain free? Call (260) 739-0300 to schedule your free evaluation — don't forget to tell them you're a racer! They will be accepting free evaluation sign-ups during the event as well. Look for the ProTailored booth.
ProTailored Physical Therapy is located at 12722 Tonkel Road Suite 102 in Fort Wayne. Visit their website at protailored.com.
RACE FOR THE WARRIOR CHANGES DATE, IMPLEMENTS SAFETY PROCEDURES TO ADDRESS COVID-19 CONCERNS
This 5k/10k run/walk/roll traverses the runway at Fort Wayne International Airport. The event is the NIBCC’s main fundraiser for the year, with proceeds benefiting the Military Support Fund, a program that awards grants to military families experiencing financial emergencies. The pandemic and its respective shutdown will have lasting effects for our military community, making the need for this fundraiser greater now more than ever.
“We take our responsibility seriously to our supporters and Race for the Warrior participants to err on the side of safety as we prepare for this year’s race,” said Patrick Dooley, NIBCC president. “The committee set a commitment to conduct Race for the Warrior while observing CDC and State of Indiana COVID-19 guidelines, or not conduct the race. Tremendous planning has been put into race setup and operations to meet, and in some cases exceed, the guidelines to create a safer race that still has the fun of past events.”
Even with these protocols it is important for participants to recognize that there are inherent risks in any public event or gathering.
Our COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols include:
Guidance to runners and volunteers:
1. If you are ill or demonstrating symptoms of COVID-19, do not attend
2. If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 within 14 days, do not attend
3. If you become ill or demonstrate COVID-19 symptoms during Race for the Warrior
a. Immediately put on a mask
b. Go to the Medical Isolation Tent for assistance
To register, visit raceforthewarrior.org.
For more information, contact Runner Relations Chair Lyticia Emery via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More details on the steps we are taking:
Runners and guests:
Pre/post race area:
Race registration pick-up for early pickup and on-site pickup
Race Starting Que area
For more information, visit raceforthewarrior.org