Susan Troyer Receives the 2020 Peg McCurdy Award

The Peg McCurdy Award is for the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year. The award was established in 1989-1990 to honor our pint-sized walking ambassador of goodwill. This award was to recognize Peg for her many years of outstanding support of the Assistance League, the membership, and our program. She did it all! Since then, it has become a special award presented each year to one of our many deserving members.

The following was taken from a narrative submitted by Betty Simon and expresses why this year’s winner, Susan Troyer, is so worthy of this award:

“Sue has been an active member of Assistance League of Boise since joining in 2009, and over the years she has participated on many committees and assumed many more leadership roles. By her efforts, Sue has distinguished herself through hard work, dedication and sacrifice of personal time and energy to our philanthropies, board participation and to the Thrift Shop operation. Sue’s leadership style is one of caring and confidence which comes from her background as a registered nurse and as a military officer in the Air National Guard…”

Nominations included the following comments about Sue as someone who:

  • Leadership conveys caring and no-nonsense demeaner
  • Open to listening and consideration of the opinions and feedback of others
  • Meticulous organization, follow through and direct leadership
  • Reliable for her energy, time and ideas
  • Always count on to go the extra mile to help another member or to advance the best interest of Assistance League in the community.
  • Concern and caring for the welfare of others

Positions Sue has held during the past 11 years:

  • Thrift Shop Manager
  • Vice President of Strategic Planning
  • Chairperson – Backroom Library
  • Chair of the Nominating Committee
  • Community Outreach – Spearheaded the annual Walk for the Cancer Cure in Boise, ID

Assistance League is extremely fortunate to have this special lady as member, and part of the Boise Chapter, because of all her many leadership contributions to our organization.

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