Rhonda Long was an inevitable natural for board membership in OSFR. She is what could be called a hardcore “Serial Volunteer,” since for the last 30 years she has been involved with many different organizations. Starting in high school, she has helped Future Business Leaders of America, Dance Alive!, Insurance Professionals of North Central Florida, Madness & Mayhem, Our Santa Fe River, and several other non-profits.
Rhonda has been helping out OSFR as a volunteer for some time, and brings to the board multiple skills including grant writing, creative marketing promotions, fund raising, graphics for posters, brochures and printed media, and on top of that she is a great organizer. Rhonda has a double pronged attitude which is “We’ll find a way to do it!” and “When do you want it?” Two qualities not to be taken lightly.
She loves nature and animals and considers herself fortunate to have spent the past 20 years on Rum Island Springs where she raised her son. Rhonda’s hope with OSFR is to join forces with like-minded individuals to bring together their combined efforts to maximize the awareness and education it will take to preserve our river, springs and aquifer, and also bring them back to their natural splendor. This sounds rather like OSFR’s mission. Board member since 2015.