2011 Meritorious Service Award Recipient, Sue Schulz
At the Rotary Club of Greater Corvallis meeting October 14, 2011, Sue Schulz was presented the 2011 Rotary Meritorious Service Award for exceptional service to Benton County youth. Sue has served for nearly ten years as the volunteer coordinator planning and preparing meals for Stone Soup at the First Christian Church in Corvallis.
Pete Sekermestrovich, Benton County Foundation Board President, Michele Kellison, President of Rotary Club of Greater Corvallis, Sue Schulz, Bill Maier, Rotarian and nominator, and Dick Thompson, former Benton County Foundation Executive Director
Recognition speech for Sue Schulz
Presentation by Dick Thompson, member, Rotary Club of Corvallis
“Today, I have the honor of presenting Rotary’s Meritorious Service Award.
This is a Rotary Award that is given annually to a person in our community who has made exceptional efforts to enrich the lives of Benton County youth.
The annual award winner is selected by Rotarians who are members of Rotary’s Benton County Foundation Committee.
This year, it is my pleasure to present Rotary’s Meritorious Service Award to Sue Schulz.
Congratulations Sue. This award annually recognizes an adult in our community who has made exceptional efforts to enrich the lives of Benton County youth.
Following some 15 years of preparing meals for students in the Corvallis School District and since her “retirement”, in 2003 Sue undertook a critical outreach program in our community to help families in Corvallis who did not have a free meal option on the weekends. To help the hungry, she worked with the St. Mary’s Stone Soup program to create a satellite kitchen downtown at First Christian Church. Sue as served as Stone Soup’s volunteer coordinator planning and preparing meals as well as finding and coordinating volunteers every week to help feed those in need in our community.”
The award is administered by the Benton County Foundation and has been awarded since 1990 to someone who has worked to enrich the lives of children. The first winner was Bev Larson of Old Mill Center. Last year’s winner was Tammy Skubinna. The names of winners are engraved on a statue in the Reading Room of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.