2018 Nov 28- Cindy Sample, Circle Pin Award-3
2018 Harriet Knops received the Ann Banning Award for Leadership presented by Julie Quinn
2019 Feb 27th, Carole Miller, Circle Pin award presented by Julie Quinn
Circle Pin Award   November 2018

Presented by Susan Tyler to Cindy Sample. As a well-known author, writing The Diamond series books, she donated a diamond to help ALSF raise funds for      Operation School Bell. She also remained active while receiving chemotherapy. Thank you, Cindy, for your dedication!

Ann Banning Award  December 2018 

Julie Quinn, ALSF President, presented Harriet Knops with the Ann Banning Award for Leadership at the 2018 December Christmas luncheon.  Harriet is recognized for developing and implementing National Assistance League’s signature program, Operation School Bell® within our chapter and for her undaunted commitment to its success over the past ten years.

Circle Pin Award    February 2019   

President Julie Quinn presented Carole Miller the Circle Pin award for her achievement in developing Assistance League Sierra Foothills Books and Beyond program and for her continued dedication to this vital program.

In recognition for her service as Treasurer, Finance Manager and dedicated volunteer to Assistance League Sierra Foothills, ALLIE CHAPPELL received the members appreciation award.

Picture from L>R    Susan Tyler, sitting Allie Chappell, Diane Bradford

Mother Lode picture 2017


Barbara Brown has been called the VOR (Voice of Reason), she is the wheel that makes so much of what we do move forward.  She is highly dedicated to our chapter and involved in most all aspects of its ensured success.  She can wear many hats and get it all done!    Award presented by Sue Nelson to Barbara Brown on March 28, 2018.

Mother Lode Unified School District recognizes AL Sierra Foothills Operation School Bell Program at the October 11, 2017 Board Meeting


Debbie McClenahan, V.P. Resource Development

March 2017

Debbie joined our chapter in 2012. Since then, she has not passed up the opportunity to assist, support, contribute and lead. She has unlimited energy, a can-do spirit combined with a fearless brand of creativity. As a relatively new member, she assumed a major leadership position, knowing that there would be learning as you go. In doing so, she understood how to relate to new members joining committees, providing specifics and guidance as needed when making a request or assigning a task. Members have expressed their appreciation of this style of leadership, because it provides a level of confidence toward a successful task completion and willingness to volunteer again. Using a forward thinking prospective, this member also has initiated innovative ways to increase our earnings, continuing the most successful strategies while retiring the less successful.


Barbara Brown, Marketing Communications Chairman

October 2016

In our chapter’s infancy beginning in 2008, Barbara initiated the concept of staying in touch with all our members. Since then, she has worked tirelessly n front of and behind the scenes to make Assistance League of Sierra Foothills a household name, often serving as our visionary.

Barbara has left our membership in awe of her energy and problem solving ability as well as her “can-do” spirit. She has accepted and perfected new challenges often having little experience for the task at hand. Somehow, this woman has found ways to perfect the required skills. She has supported the President/Board in achieving chapter successes.

Her sense of style and display to our fundraising events, often going beyond expectation … an inspiration for others to follow.  Barbara was presented with the Ada Edwards Laughlin Award Recognition and framed certificate. Her name is the first to appear on this plaque where names of future honorees will appear.


Judy Meagles

June 2016

As a relatively new member, Judy has enthusiastically embraced our programs and fundraising events. This creative artist is well known in the United States and Asia for her contemporary ink painting. She has used these skills to create and direct table decorations at our fundraising events and for leading creative activities for the S.M.I.L.E. Committee activities. Judy’s two professional and philanthropically minded daughters have each been behind the scenes donors to our fundraisers and in a public recognition of our chapter.