PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman
WHEREAS, Mrs. Winona Mullis was born in western Pennsylvania and was a graduate of Johnstown’s Central High School; and
WHEREAS, She then spent a year at Indiana State Teachers College before she volunteered with the Navy in 1943 and trained as a codebreaker at IBM, making her one of the first WAVES, which stands for Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service; and
WHEREAS, Mrs. Mullis became a Specialist I and was assigned to a group of women trained in programming, tabulation and other skills useful for the war effort; and
WHEREAS, Once World War II was won, Mrs. Mullis completed her bachelor’s degree before working for 39 years as a teacher; and
WHEREAS, Mrs. Mullis moved to Greenwich close to 22 years ago to be closer to her daughter, an anesthesiologist at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City; and
WHEREAS, Even after her official retirement, Mrs. Mullis didn’t stray too far from the classroom and spent many years teaching English as a second language while also tutoring from home and at the Greenwich Senior Center. She also volunteered her time as a member of the Representative Town Meeting for a decade and tabulated absentee ballots for the Registrar of Voters; and
WHEREAS, Mrs. Mullis has remained active in Senior Center leadership as a GREATS Board Member and as a volunteer at church blood drives at her church and is celebrating her milestone 100th birthday.
in the Town of Greenwich and urge all residents to wish our beloved Winona Mullis a very Happy Birthday and celebrate her service to our Town and to our country.