June 2012 Volunteer of the Month Pam Springsteel

There is great value in the warmth of a friendly smile when you visit someplace new. Oftentimes that smile can influence your whole outlook on a new location. Volunteers like Pam Springsteel, our June Volunteer of the Month, know how to welcome visitors to Columbia with a friendly smile and helpful information.

Pam has been a loyal member of the Columbia Hospitality Corps since 2005.   She volunteers at the Lake of the Woods Visitor Center greeting visitors and answering questions about this wonderful city. Pam is an expert on what to eat, where to shop, and what not to miss when visiting here. It is easy to see how much Pam cares about Columbia, as she has spent so much time giving back to it  — nearly 1250 hours worth and counting!

When not at the Visitor’s Center you can find Pam donating time to other Columbia organizations, five days a week! Pam is a member of the League of Women Voters and serves on the Civil Liberties Committee, she also serves at the Museum of Art and Archeology and on various committees at her local church.

Pam goes well beyond the one-shift-per-month service recommendation at the Visitor Center by coming in like clockwork for weekly shifts. She says, with a smile, “I look forward to it every week!”

~Written by volunteer Brittany Perrin