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“Giving back to the community and making a difference in the lives of others is very important to me. Everyone can share their talents with others to make this world a better place for all. We are stronger together when we serve others.”

Sue says she has worked “45 years (and counting!)” as a volunteer, and says that volunteer service and customer services “is at the heart of everything I do.” Her working career began when she was 12, working in a small department store in her hometown in western Kansas. After college, she worked as a department store manager and then managed temporary staffing agencies. Today, she is a caregiver and assists clients in their homes. She has been a member of the American Association of University Women for 49 years, currently serving as state president for AAUW MO and working throughout the year to register and educate new voters. (On election days, she works as an e-judge for the Jackson County Election Board.) She is also a long-time member of the Independence Junior Service Leage and the Independence First United Methodist Church, and spent 19 years in various PTAs, serving eight years as president in three different schools.

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