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UW announces new volunteer board leadership

Published 10:12am Thursday, March 28, 2013 Updated 12:13pm Thursday, March 28, 2013

Three members are new to the board of the United Way:

• Shelley Gummeringer is a member of the Pelican Rapids community where she works as Assistant VP at Minnesota National Bank.

“I believe in giving back to the community I grew up in,” Gummeringer said. “Everyone can make a difference to better another person’s life.”

Gummeringer, her husband, Keith, and daughter, Autumn, enjoy local outdoor activities.

She also serves on her local Pelican Rapids Chamber of Commerce board of directors.

• Dianne Beckman, who is a life time resident of Otter Tail County, resides in Underwood.

She is employed at Farmers State Bank in Underwood and will be retiring at the end of March. When Beckman retires she is looking forward to spending more time with her husband, Paul, and her grandchildren.

Her hobbies include Hardanger embroidery, reading and taking time to travel. She also volunteers at the Sverdrup Lutheran Church, Underwood Lutheran Parish and Tamarack Housing.

• Tracy Bieger is a member of the Perham community and is employed as the Director of Youth and Family Ministry at Calvary Lutheran Church in Perham.

Her passion is helping youth to see their full potential. She and her husband, Ross, are the parents of two children, Jonah and Elsa.

Bieger also volunteers for the Children’s Weekend Feeding Back Pack Program and T.W.I.G.S. Crisis Intervention for Teens.

The board of directors for United Way of Otter Tail County is responsible for setting and establishing policies and procedures for the operation and management of United Way of Otter Tail County. Members also oversee the distribution of all funds and set the annual campaign goal. If you would like more information about the mission to Improve Lives, visit

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