Thank you to our member volunteers for their outstanding contributions to our chapter success!

Date:  June 2021

Recipient:  Deanna Souther

Demonstrated Values:   

Commitment, Accountability, Leadership

Deanna is a key member of the Technology team. Her commitment to making it easier for our chapter to conduct its business through automation was demonstrated by representing our chapter in the national Donor Management working team,. This team designed and developed the ability for chapters to collect and use non-member data for marketing, events and general communications. The activity did not end there, Deanna built on this capability to offer an online membership renewal site that greatly improves our ability to process members, collect their dues and pay dues to national. She developed the necessary reports to support membership renewal and chapter rosters. Making sure rosters are update/posted for general use off the ALSF website. If we could give Deanna a new name it’d be Super Star!

Date:  June 2021

Recipient:  Patti Bond

Demonstrated Values:   

Commitment, Accountability, Collaboration, Integrity, Leadership

New member Patti was a trooper at the Peterson Garden June 5. Never even attending a garden tour she stepped in helping as a co-Garden Captain. Patti explained the history of AL and our OSB program to numerous attendees. She also manned The Giving Tree table and helped bring in almost $500, and found several potential new members for our chapter.

Date:  June 2021

Recipient:  Barbara Seidel

Demonstrated Values:   

Commitment, Accountability, Collaboration, Integrity

Barb works countless hours prior to and after our major events. She is responsible for collecting and counting all of the cash and checks and for recording and reconciling every transaction. No easy task! She ranks high in the Integrity, Ethics and Commitment slots. Thanks for all you do!!

Date:  June 2021

Recipient:  Karen Heise

Demonstrated Values:   

Commitment, Accountability, Collaboration, Leadership

After an endless search from members our new member Karen Heise stepped up and volunteered both she and her husband to remove our eight banners from the Garden Tour. This is the kind of member we need in our chapter. Too many of the same members continue to do the majority of the tasks it takes to make our fundraiser’s successful.

Date:  June 2021

Recipient:  Dahn Kendall

Demonstrated Values:   

Commitment, Accountability, Collaboration, Leadership, Integrity and Ethics

Dahn was Resource Development Chairman for two years, chairing both Gardens of the Hills and Homes for the Holidays tours. This year she was the Gardens of the Hills Chairman. Dahn is a woman of unbounding energy and commitment. She strives to have other members of the committee or team take part and become involved, most especially new members. Her commitment to the project and integrity are unwavering. Her outgoing and friendly nature has enabled her to find homeowners that will open their gardens to our members and the public. She has been a devoted voting member to our chapter and has rarely said “No” when asked for help. Thank you, Dahn, and the Resource Committee for making this year’s Garden Tour a huge success post Covid-19.

Date:  May 2021

Recipient:  Sharleen Roth

Demonstrated Values:   

Commitment, Accountability, Collaboration, Leadership, Integrity and Ethics

Sharleen has stepped up & took on print media as Marketing struggled to find the bandwidth to do this task.” Sharleen is the consummate professional – invaluable help to tell our ALSF story to the public!

Date:   April 2021

Recipient:  Sue Nelson

Demonstrated Values:    Commitment, Accountability, Collaboration

Sue has worked tirelessly on Marketing materials to get the newsletter out at the same time as all the necessary Marketing materials for the Gardens of the Hills tour. Doing print layout is extremely tedious and requires special skills that Sue has taught herself. Without her efforts ALSF would not be getting the word out about what we do and who we are.