July Volunteer of the Month – Doneby Smith

 Doneby Smith and her husband, David Miley, came to UUCSS in about 1995 on the recommendation of Ed Weiner after a brief stint at Cedar Lane UU, which, they decided, wasn’t a good fit for them.  Like many, they were especially looking for religious education for their son, Galen, who was 3 at the time. 

Doneby says that the most intensive activity she had been involved in at UUCSS is Green Sanctuary, initially working with Bob Geiger and others to get us certified as such.  Doneby has represented a “green” perspective on the DreamBuilders Committee and, subsequently, the Capital Improvements Committee. Other volunteer activities have included: helping to teach middle school RE one year with Larry Eiser and David Stevenson; involvement with Adult RE’s “Quiet Day”; conducting a “Crafting a Daily Practice” class; and she has organized both Catoctin and Women’s Retreat events. Recently, Doneby served on the Strategic Planning Task Force.  And, she shows up often for the church clean-up days. Thank you, Doneby, for all the ways you are involved with UUCSS!