Member of the Month

2019 May Featured Member: Sarah Dirks

"Hi everyone! My name is Sarah Dirks and I am originally from Macon, a small town in Central Illinois. I graduated from Meridian Senior High School in 2006 and went on to SIUC where I majored in Agricultural Sciences. I moved to Effingham in 2013 and reside near Lake Sara with my family. I received my Master of Science degree from EIU in 2017 and I currently work as the Facility Environmental Coordinator at Quad here in Effingham.

I actually learned about YBNext from the Chamber newsletter. I joined because I thought it would be a great opportunity to volunteer in the community as well as a way to meet new people and learn more about area businesses since I’m not from the area. I’m currently serving as the Charitable Committee Chairperson and hope to expand the volunteer opportunities available to YBNext members. Community service is very important to me as I also serve as a board member for Enduring Freedom Ministries, which is a Christian based non-profit offering a food/clothing pantry and a soup kitchen to individuals and families in need.

Outside of work and volunteering, I love being a mom and spending time with my family. I also enjoy running, fishing, camping and doing just about anything outdoors. I’m looking forward to getting to know all new and existing members of YBNext!"




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