Hello everyone! My name is Karen McClure and I have been with Guiding Eyes for the Blind since 1994, which is when I met Robert’s mother, Cathy. We have been friends and colleagues for many years, and so I was thrilled to learn that Robert was interested in completing his Eagle Scout project at Guiding Eyes for the Blind.
Robert, I have known you since you were born and it is my honor to speak today and thank you for the volunteer work you completed at Guiding Eyes for the Blind.
Robert and his troop came to Guiding Eyes in April of 2015 after patiently waiting for the temperature to rise past 50 degrees for 10 days in a row, in order for the concrete to defrost. If you remember last winter, that was quite a long wait!
Robert and his team then proceeded to paint our entire facility’s curb edging with a special high resolution reflective paint, which they supplied as well as installed. Altogether, it came to 600 linear feet.
This high contrast paint benefits our visually impaired students and graduates by providing definition while walking around campus, and also benefits our staff, visitors and volunteers by helping them navigate the facilities as well, both on foot and in vehicles.
It was a much needed, long overdue project that was completed efficiently and with accuracy and beauty. Your project provided long term benefit to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, and for that we thank you and your entire troop.
As a token of appreciation for your work, please accept this certificate signed by Thomas Panek, our President and CEO, as well as a polo shirt and a stuffed puppy to remember us by.
Thank you again.