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

Date:   April  2022

Recipient:  Allie Chappell

Demonstrated Values:   Commitment,  Accountability, Compassion, Leadership, Integrity, Ethics, Collaboration

Allie is the backbone of integrity for our chapter. She keeps us on the “straight and narrow” in order to protect our members as well as our non-profit status. And, I am especially thankful for her never-ending patience in answering questions; she has been a mentor to many members. She may be on the east coast but remains in our hearts here in El Dorado County.

Date:   March  2022

Recipient:  Deanna Souther

Demonstrated Values:   Commitment,  Accountability, Compassion, Leadership, Integrity, Ethics, Collaboration

Deanna is a soft spoken kitty lover, who is non stop when it comes to her commitment to Assistance League. She is dedicated, committed, and loves what she does. Most members don’t even know what Chapter Hub is. This member has managed this ‘hidden’ role resulting in making it so much easier for many committees, especially Membership. I personally want to thank Deanna for her Commitment, Accountability and Leadership

Date:   March  2022

Recipient:  Myrium Kan

Demonstrated Values:    Commitment, Leadership,  and Collaboration

Myrium has stepped forward to support a number of our chapter needs. She sits on multiple committees, has led the wildly successful online Auction for our fundraisers for the past couple of years, and she has recently taken on the role of Operation School Bell Admin while performing the Operation School Bell Regional Leader role. Both of these roles have required her to make and meet timeline commitments, and to work through others to ensure effective collaboration within our organization and with the community. She is a remarkable and fun woman to work with We can not say thank you enough for your contributions and for being such a great role model within our organization!

Date:   March  2022

Recipient:  Carol Kovak

Demonstrated Values:    Commitment, Leadership,  and Collaboration

Carol exemplifies wonderful leadership in our chapter. I believe that her efforts, particularly in the technical arena, enable us to achieve so much efficiency and effectiveness with our fundraising as well as with our many administrative functions. Carol and her team have seen to it that our chapter has moved comfortably into the 21st century. She is patient with the technologically challenged members and has also created terrific learning tools which have made it easier for me, as Education Chair, to show others how simple using our website and other tech tools can be. Thank you Carol for everything that you do for ALSF!

Date:   February 2022

Recipient:  Lynn Mann

Demonstrated Values:    Commitment, Accountability, Compassion, Leadership, Integrity, Ethics and Collaboration

Lynn has always made herself available to our Marketing/Communications committee-As needed…As well as to our Chapter, as a whole. Her commitment to making sure we get the word out to the masses-AND IN NEW WAYS! as well…for all of our Fundraisers, is second to none. She has been vigilant with offering her insight, as to what may help our Chapter shine-on a daily basis…simply put-Without Lynn-we wouldn’t be able to reach the amount of people, that we have-in our community-and beyond. Due to her overall care-behind the camera-and, in general-Our events have been nothing but a TRUE Success! Respectfully-

Date:   February 2022

Recipient:  Philomena Blackwell

Demonstrated Values:    Commitment, Collaboration

Phil is one of many indispensable members working in the background to make our organization and fellow members shine. With every donation, received by fellow members or directly to the organization, Phil sends out thank you letters out the the community, an incredibly vital role for the organization. Over the past year, Phil has worked with me and the two auctions we have held, sending out numerous letters to our donors and community. With every request I send Phil, either a single request or list of donors, she quickly replies to complete the request. I appreciate her commitment and teamwork in helping to keep the organization’s connection with all of our donors and community, Thank you, Phil!

Date:   February 2022

Recipient:  Sue Nelson

Demonstrated Values:    Commitment, Accountability, Integrity, Ethics, Collaboration

Among the many task she performs for our chapter, Sue is asked to provide data for our printed marketing materials as well as completion of reports that are sent to our AL National office.  She is aware of how important these job duties are and works with groups and individuals in our chapter in order to get jobs done. The Finance team
appreciates the professionalism she brings to her job. Thank you.

Date:   January 2022

Recipient:  Debbie McClenahan

Demonstrated Values:    Commitment, Leadership, Collaboration

Debbie is always there, engaged, committed and working hard. This year she helped Mary Helen with the new Jingle! Mingle! and jumped in with both feet to help make this event the great success it was.  Debbie knows so much about all of the workings of ALSF and brings her talents to the many facets of the organization. She is a model member.

Date:   November 2021

Recipient:  Wendi-Mae Davis

Demonstrated Values:    Commitment, Accountability, Collaboration, Leadership, Integrity and Ethics

Even working full time Wendi-Mae has dedicated many hours and enthusiasm in her role as Marketing Chair. Not knowing what the job entailed she jumped in feet first and is still running! We do appreciate her leadership and compassion.

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.