Leonore Misner has received the distinction of “Exchangite of the Year 2012” for dedicated service with the Exchange Club of Falcon.  A charter member of the Falcon club, Leonore has assumed many responsibilities: Secretary/Treasurer(“Outstanding Service” in ’07 – ‘09);  Board Member(“Visionary” in ’07 – ‘ 09); Editor for the club’s newsletter “A View from the Prairie”(’09 – ’10); and Historian – collecting all the data on events and fund raisers, as well as, writing the club’s newspaper articles.  For the past 5 years since the inception of the Falcon Craft Fair, with proceeds in 2012 alone of $6,000 going to High Plains Helping Hands and God’s Pantry of Ellicott, she has been heavily involved with and chaired this charity event, developing a procedural manual for the future chairperson.  She currently chairs the Community Service Committee, and also, continues as Historian and story writer.  Leonore’s enthusiasm with Exchange prompted her to one of her biggest personal contributions.  Working over 400 hours, she created a queen size embroidered and quilted Americanism picture quilt that was auctioned at the Exchange National Convention for $3,000 to help the National cause – Child Abuse Prevention.

As an Indiana Hoosier, Leonore attended Indiana University, studying under several Art scholarships.  Later she received her Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Marketing and Business Management from the University of Alabama.  Her work background includes 30+ years in the banking business, as Bank Officer, Bank Branch Manager, Credit Union Loan and Mortgage Officer, and finally what she calls her “niche” as Manager and CEO of a Credit Union on the east coast for 10 years.  Now, she pursues her personal zest for God and prayer.  Leonore graduated in May from Benet Hill Monastery in Black Forest, having completed a 4 year Scripture Study Program of the entire Bible, and she is currently studying contemplative centering prayer there.

Leonore and her husband, Dale, both retired and moved to Colorado Springs to live near their two children and their families.  Leonore readily says “God and family are my number one priorities”, though she loves to quilt, and she enjoys using her skills to help the Exchange Club realize their goals of Child Abuse Prevention, recognition of our youth, help to the community, and promotion of Americanism.

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