Since becoming semi-retired from her family-owned business, Donna Clements has found fun and fulfillment in her many volunteer efforts. She especially enjoys assisting with fundraising events that benefit the children of our community. As a board member for the Boys & Girls Club of East Texas, Mrs. Clements is encouraging families to come to Bergfeld Park on Saturday, September 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to enjoy the 2010 Boys & Girls Club/KLTV 7 Day for Kids.
“This event is free to the community and will offer fun for kids of all ages,” Mrs. Clements said. “You won’t want to miss KLTV 7’s Kids Cast, the rock wall, bounce houses, face painting, arts and crafts, puppet shows, clowns, costume characters, quick ball, and more. Businesses, churches and not-for-profit organizations from the East Texas area are all working together to offer these activities for the whole family to enjoy.”
Mrs. Clements is also serving as chair this year for the Boys and Girls Clubs of East Texas’ Champions of Youth Luncheon. Proceeds from this event will benefit the children and programs at the club. Mrs. Clements has also served as a parent volunteer, Booster Club member, and a Supporters of Fine Arts member at The Brook Hill School.
“With the current economic downturn, I feel it is more important than ever to actively raise funds to support the not-for-profit programs that we already have in place and to create new ones to meet the needs of our community,” Mrs. Clements said.
Born in Marshall, Texas, Mrs. Clements has been a member of the Tyler community for 30 years. She and her husband, Michael, are the parents of Megan, 25, and Abigail, 18. Mrs. Clements is a graduate of Marshall High School and she attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas, and the University of Texas at Tyler. She is an active member of Rose Heights Baptist Church where she has served as a youth leader, volunteer, and a high school Sunday school teacher.
“After living in different places, my entire family now resides in Tyler, including my parents and my sister. People tend to want to come back to Tyler to raise their families in this warm, caring, and close-knit community. There are so many opportunities to volunteer in Tyler. The hard part is choosing which organization to serve,” Mrs. Clements said.