The Sentinel Kiwanis Club of Missoula is soliciting nominations for the 29th annual Volunteer of the Year Award for the greater Missoula Area. The award is named the Lyle R. Heath Community Service Award. Sentinel Kiwanis annually recognizes two individuals: one for adults and one for youth grades K-12, who have demonstrated an unselfish donation of time, energy and talent to one or more non-profit organizations in the Missoula Area.
Past award recipients include:
1991 Willis H. Hill 1992 Ray Nicklay 1993 Ruth Royter
1994 Delores Cederburg 1995 Marv Horner 1996 Dan Rude
1997 Margaret Robinson 1998 Eva Amundson 1999 Carol Graham
2000 Peggy Oldenfendt 2001 Carol Runyon 2002 Bill Hoffman
2003 Pepper Wilson 2004 Carma Gilligan 2004 Charlie Pritchard (Youth)
2005 Carla Bauer 2006 Julie Pierrepont 2007 Robert Deaton
2008 Irene Hornstein 2008 Sara Anderson (Youth) 2009 Alan Gabster
2009 Aleisha Gornick (Youth) 2010 Lulu Winchell 2010 Victoria Valentine (Youth)
2011 Jim McLean 2011 Miranda Tornatore (Youth) 2012 Daurine Spritzer
2012 Hannah Moreau (Youth) 2013 Alvina Cyr 2013 Danielle Gornick (Youth)
2014 Dr. David Gray 2014 Gabrielle Sexton (Youth) 2015 Butch Baldwin
2015 Glen Wheeler 2016 David Watt 2016 Jessica Beers (Youth)
The award is named in memory of Lyle R. Heath, who was a member for over 26 years, and one of the founding members of the Sentinel Kiwanis Club. He was also extremely active in Boy Scouts, the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula and many other organizations. In addition, Lyle was a multi-gallon blood donor to the Red Cross. Each year’s recipient will exemplify Lyle Heath’s spirit of volunteerism.
A recognition plaque is awarded to the recipient and a permanent plaque of all winners is proudly displayed at the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula. Missoula Volunteer Day is proclaimed in their honor jointly with the Board of County Commissioners of Missoula County and the Mayor of the City of Missoula. The organization of the recipients’ choice will receive a cash donation of $250 to further its efforts. The individual selected must have actively served on a voluntary basis with one or more non-profit organizations. This public recognition should be seen as a way to thank individuals for their often unrecognized service.
Final selection of the award recipient will be made by a committee formed by Sentinel Kiwanis Club. The award will be presented at the regular club meeting at 7:30 am on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The committee reserves the right not to make an award.
To nominate an individual, please download the nomination form (see link below). If the person has previously been nominated (but did not receive the award) please feel free to re-nominate the person by updating the information from the past year. Any questions can be directed to any Sentinel Kiwanis member or to Bill Hoffman.
Bill Hoffman, Chair
Lyle R. Heath Community Service Award Committee
Or complete the form through Google Docs: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/140r91ExwVE2pFkXLas7s11vga59FPISAzo_wN_2fHVE/viewform?c=0&w=1