Former director Tyler lauded at blood drive
by Alan Reed
Aug 16, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Thomas Traughber, Ken  Tyler, Rhonda Bentley and Angie Mills honor Tyler’s nine years as Executive Director of the Trigg County Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Thomas Traughber, Ken Tyler, Rhonda Bentley and Angie Mills honor Tyler’s nine years as Executive Director of the Trigg County Chapter of the American Red Cross.
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In addition to collecting 76 units of blood to be used for patients in need, the American Red Cross honored a longtime volunteer leader at the August 8 blood drive. 85 residents asked to donate in total.

Red Cross Chapter Solutions Manager Thomas Traughber, of the Great Lakes Service Area, visited the blood drive at St. Stephen’s Church to host a reception for Ken Tyler, where he was presented with a plaque for his longtime service.

“Trigg County is one of the few remaining chapters with an all-volunteer in Kentucky. Ken (Tyler) has been the executive director since 1997, and retired in May. He is still volunteering with the Red Cross and now has a seat on the chapter board of directors. The Great Lakes Service Area has put this award together to present in appreciation of his service to the Red Cross in a volunteer capacity,” Traughber said.

Traughber said that Angie Mills currently served as the interim director, but that a permanent executive would be selected soon.

Tyler reflected on his accomplishments during nine years of service to the Red Cross. “We worked hard to get a building to use for our headquarters for the Trigg County Chapter. We honored to have the old Pentecostal Church building donated and accepted as our headquarters,” said Tyler.

The headquarters building is located at 3054 Princeton Road.
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