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Nominate a local volunteer for a ‘Rise and Shine Award’

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Every spring, the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network recognizes outstanding volunteers who, over the past year, have worked to build a healthy future for children and families of the Valley.

Community members and organizations nominate volunteers to be recognized at the annual breakfast Tuesday, June 5 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Camp River Ranch, 33300 NE 32nd Street, Carnation.

A selection committee of the Network will review all nominee applications and choose the top 20 for awards.

Organizers do not charge for the breakfast, but ask for a $5 donation to support the Prevention Scholarship program honoring Valley graduates who help promote adolescent health. The deadline for nominations is May 9, 2012.

Rise and Shine awardees strengthen our sense of community and typically go unrecognized or under- recognized for their efforts.

While recipients typically feel uncomfortable with the attention, research shows that recognition is an important part of prevention, so the Network brings the community together to thank those who make the valley “shine.”

If you know a volunteer, of any age, who should be recognized, please submit a nomination.

The Network, serving the Snoqualmie Valley and Riverview School District areas, is part of the Family Policy Council, a family community, state partnership that involves community in preventing problems such as child abuse, youth substance abuse and youth suicide.

The Network helps the community find its own pathway for strengthening families and maximizing use of social service funding.

Through the Family Policy Council Community Networks, more than 10,000 volunteers acrossWashington invest their time and energy to improve the lives of children and families.

The Network also manages a federal Drug Free Communities Grant to help engage all sectors of the community in creating a more caring and connected community.

To obtain a copy of the Rise and Shine nomination application form or to fill it out online, visit http://snoqualmievalley communitynetwork.org/rise-shine. To register for the breakfast, visit http://riseandshinebreakast. ventbrite.com.

For questions, call (425) 333-6614 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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