Numerous local organizations are better and stronger because of Chip Loney.
Not only does he willingly give his time to community organizations, but he also volunteers his time for such things as lining the football field at the high school or mentoring someone in the community. Chip is the kind of person people look up to, value his advice and listen when he speaks. He has dedicated his life to making Randolph County an excellent place to live and work. There are many examples.
He was elected to serve on the Randolph Central School Board, from July 1992 to June of 2000. He served as President of that board as well. Chip also served two six-year terms as a Board Member of the Randolph County YMCA, overseeing operations and fundraising. According to former YMCA Director Ceann Bales, Chip served as President from 1984-85 and again as President from 2005-06. Both critical times for the YMCA. Loney and his family were the face of the Capital Campaign to build the original Y facility. He was a volunteer coach for soccer, flag football, t-ball, and youth basketball as a parent and grandparent. Because of his service and volunteering at too many Y activities to even list, he received the YMCA Lifetime Membership Award in 2019 for his exemplary service.
Loney has been on the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Randolph County since 2010. He completed his maximum term on the Board 12/31/2019 after serving 3 years as President, 1 year as Treasurer and setting up an Endowed Unrestricted Fund to benefit the community in his and his wife, Ruth’s name. He continues his involvement with the Foundation by serving as a community advisor to the Finance and Scholarship Committees. Loney has been a member of the Winchester Community Athletic Boosters Club for many years. He served as Treasurer over 20 years, long after all of his kids or grandkids were involved. He served on the Mutual Bank Board of Directors and is currently Treasurer of the Christ’s Starfish Foundation.
He is a member, and has been Lay Leader of, the Deerfield United Methodist Church and is married to Ruth (Hoffman) Loney and has three children, Benjamin, Jeremy, and Miranda, and nine grandchildren. Ruth and Chip have raised a family of runners and athletes. A little-known fact about Chip is that he once ran in the Boston Marathon. He is a 1972 Graduate of WCHS and obtained a degree at Ball State University in 1976. He is a Certified Public Account and has been employed at Wick’s since 1972. He is currently the company’s Vice-President of Manufacturing & Finance.
The Community Foundation of Randolph County offers this special opportunity to honor those individuals, groups, businesses, organizations that have contributed to the quality of life in Randolph County. This can be a posthumous honor or one that highlights the work of a living individual or organization.