As a dedicated and active volunteer in Longview for many years, Carroll Greenwaldt has served our community in many facets. His volunteer efforts include membership in the Rotary Club of Longview, where he has served as president and is the Rotary District 5830 Governor Nominee 2014-2015. Perhaps you have observed him, as a Flag team captain, helping to put out a portion of the 1,600 American flags the Rotary Club places across Longview each national holiday.
You may have also met Mr. Greenwaldt through his involvement with the East Texas Area Council Boy Scouts of America, where he currently serves on the executive board of directors and has served as district chairman, Cherokee Trace district.
“I believe each of us are blessed with individual talents and special skills,” Mr. Greenwaldt said. “Our lives take on greater meaning when we put those talents to use, benefitting others by making a positive difference in their lives.”
Mr. Greenwaldt serves on the board of directors for Refuge International, a volunteer organization dedicated to the goal of improving the lives of families and individuals through the collaborative development of sustainable programs in areas where healthcare, adequate nutrition, clean water, and education are lacking or non-existent. He recently returned from a trip to Guatemala where medical services were provided to impoverished children through the work of Refuge International and Rotary. He is also serving on an exploratory committee to possibly link volunteer resources within Refuge International, Rotary Clubs in Northeast Texas, and LeTourneau University to continue the humanitarian work for impoverished children.
Born in Waco, Texas, Mr. Greenwaldt has resided in Longview for 37 years. He graduated from Brownwood High School in Brownwood, Texas. Mr. Greenwaldt earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and received his master’s degree in business administration from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. He is employed with Eastman Chemical Company. Mr. Greenwaldt and his wife, Mary, have been married for 29 years and have three adult children. The Greenwaldts are members of First United Methodist Church where Mr. Greenwaldt serves on the administrative council, and is an Annual Conference delegate. He also volunteers time at the School for Little Children, one of the many ministries at FUMC.
“Longview is a wonderful place in which to live, work, and raise a family,” Mr. Greenwaldt said. “It is also a caring community through which countless persons give of their time, talents, and resources to help others. I continue to be inspired regularly by stories of selfless volunteers who truly do make a difference in the lives of others.”