Name: Terry R. Schmeltzle, Emmaus High School Class of 1966
Where do you live? Vera Cruz since 1948
What do you do for a living?
Schmeltzle has been a self-employed Castle/Finger Lakes Chemical Automotive Warehouse Distributor since 1994, serving automobile dealers, automotive repair facilities and municipalities for maintenance of their vehicle fleets.
Tell us a little bit about some of the other things you've done professionally.
"I've been involved with several businesses that have been very rewarding by being able to help people discover the benefits of being self-employed, part-time, home-based business entrepreneurs. Most people today are looking to supplement or at least recession-proof their present income and the industry has flourished."
You're very active in your local community. Tell us about what organizations you're involved with and what you do for them.
"I have also been a member of the Vera Cruz Community Association for the past 20 years. My main duty for several of those years is to coordinate our annual egg hunt for the area kids."
What do you love about this area?
"I really love the four distinct seasons and the rolling landscape of the area."
Do you have any unique hobbies or interests?
"I'm a 'car guy' at heart and have amassed several collectible cars and trucks that I have reluctantly started to find new homes for as I find it impossible to drive them all at once."
Tell us something others might not know about you.
"I had the first rock band (at Emmaus High School) that played for the entire high school in the auditorium. We were called 'Terry and the Epics.' In my junior year, I had 18 students that I taught to play the guitar."
What's your favorite quote?
Schmeltzle has two:
"Everyday is a gift...Be thankful for it and use it wisely."
"Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So, love the people who treat you right, forget about those who don't. Believe that everything happens for a reason. "IF YOU GET A CHANCE, TAKE IT"! If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it would be easy, they just promised it would be WORTH IT!"