Bob and Dorothy Wickline have been volunteers at Rookery Bay since January, 2010 and together have donated well more than 1,000 hours to Rookery Bay Reserve.
Originally from Centerville, Ohio (near Dayton), both Bob and Dorothy retired from National City Bank, now PNC, after 40 years of service. Dorothy was a Vice President, heading up the Servicing Information Systems Department of the Mortgage Company, the sixth largest mortgage company in the United States. Bob was a Senior Vice President with corporate responsibility for all mortgage information systems both in the National City banks and the Mortgage Company. This included the management of 150 professionals and an annual budget of over $20 million.
They spend their summer months in Centerville, where they volunteer at a large theater association of four theaters. They started a docent program to show their theaters to the public, and received one of the top team captain’s awards twice, and were recently honored by being named team captains of a group of 70 volunteers. Together they have volunteered over 2,500 hours of service to the theater association.
Bob also volunteers at a local (Ohio) TV station doing camera and audio work at holiday parades and special events. He has received two regional Philo Awards for his work in producing documentaries to be shown on TV.
Since joining the Rookery Bay team, the Wickline “dynamic duo” has been instrumental in helping the Friends of Rookery Bay with many aspects of the Batfish Bash for the Bay and other special events. They have been especialy helpful with photography and video production. Bob’s productions have also been very helpful in the training of our docents and other volunteers. Bob has also spent many, many hours helping the facilities department as a member of the “Rusty Zipper” clan.
We cannot thank Bob and Dorothy enough for their continued dedication and willingness to fit us in around their busy line-dancing and pub-crawling schedule.