Annual Board Training for The Filling Station Board of Directors

Pictured left to right front row:
Sylvia Miller, Cathy Smith, Sheri Smith, Mary Ann LeRay, Maria Robles, Carol Mattocks
Second row: Left to right
Clyde Murphy Jr., Willie Smith, Charlie Dunn, Jr., John Taylor,
Ellis Banks, John Bender, Bobby Darden
Not pictured: Willie Jones, Karen Plaster, Dr. Norma Sermon-Boyd

On Saturday, July 16, 2022, the Board of Directors met at The Father's Refuge in Dover, NC for the Annual Board Training. Everyone was welcomed by Scott Murphy, Executive Director of The Father's Refuge and served a home-cooked meal. (

Mary Ann LeRay, Executive Director, and Cathy Smith, Strategic Planning Consultant led the training for the afternoon. The Board of Directors reviewed the 2022-2025 Strategic Plan and made no changes. The group worked together on 2022 SWOT analysis to determine areas of growth and areas that need fine tuning. We wrapped up the day with discussing the power of committees in creating a strong foundation for rotational leadership.