Saturday Spotlight – Cadre Chris CT
Chapter: Southcentral Region
Member Since: 2013
Motto: “Don’t be average”
Why Did You Join Team RWB?
“I didn’t know this at the time, but I joined for everything that RWB provides based on how we define “enrichment” (health, people, and purpose). After transitioning from the military and contract work, I was in a new place and knew very few people. I needed the connection that comes from the PEOPLE that we interact with during physical and social activities. I was in search of and found my new teammates. This, along with exercising, improved my overall HEALTH. Overtime, I’ve learned that service is a passion that I have and it was something that was missing in my life at that time. By being able to lead, in a volunteer position, I was able to serve our members, my community, and it gave me a greater sense of PURPOSE.”
What has Been Your Favorite Event or Experience with Team RWB?
“This is really tough to answer because there are some great events that I’ve participated in such as Ragnar races, Texas Independence (200 mile) Relay, and many other great chapter events. One of the events that had the greatest impact on me was in 2014 when our Regional Director, Georgina, invited me to attend a Brene’ Brown seminar. Several folks walked away that weekend saying that the event “had changed their life” and it did for them. I’m a little slow, so it took a while for what I learned to sink, but when it did, it not only changed some of my perspective on life but it also became a point of significant growth for me. I’m forever thankful for all the opportunities RWB has offered me over the years.”
How do you serve your community?
“I’ve served as a Veteran Outreach Director and Chapter Captain for my local Chapter and now work full time as a Program Manager for Team RWB’s Southcentral region. My focus has become much broader geographically, in the last year, and I’m truly thankful to be able to serve in a new and greater capacity. “Any definition of a successful life must including serving others”. – George H. Bush.”
What Inspires You?
“It’s really inspiring to see so many people giving so much of themselves and their time to make each Chapter a success. The impact that the organization has made on so many lives is truly amazing and hearing the individual stories never gets old. None of this would be possible without the thousands of volunteers stepping up to lead in their communities which couldn’t be much more inspiring!”
How Has Team RWB Impacted Your Life?
“Team RWB has had enormous impact on not only my life but family’s as well. It has allowed me to continue to grow and be a better person for my community and other areas. For a while I struggled to find a short answer to this question but what I believe best summarizes it is that RWB has given me more, than I could probably ever repay.”
What Would You Say to Someone Who is Thinking of Joining Team RWB?
“If you really want something positive in your life, I challenge you to take that step in coming out to an event. Let’s take a look at the calendar and see what event you want to come hangout at. Welcome to the Team!”