May 4, 1998

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Nominations of outstanding community volunteers sought

  Do you know an "unsung hero" whose volunteer contributions make all the difference to a community organization, youth program or neighborhood association? If so, you can help make sure that individual receives recognition through the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network's Volunteer Awards program. The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network is now seeking nominations for its annual volunteer awards. Both nominees and winners will be honored at the Network's second annual "Rise and Shine Breakfast" set for Tuesday, June 16, 7:30 a.m. at Remlinger Farms.
  
   "The Rise and Shine Breakfast honors those who rise to the occasion and make the Valley shine," said Network coordinator Ellen Kropp. Awards are given for both youth and adults, to churches, businesses and organizations, and to those who operate independently and those volunteers whose work benefits organizations. The awards honor those in particular whose contributions reflect the Network's goals of promoting healthy community norms, a strong sense of community, strenghthened families and children endowed with values, commitment and competence. The criteria for making the volunteer awards includes promotion of these Nework goals, efforts that have been unrecognized or inadequately recognized, those that inspire others and reflect service "above and beyond" what is typical and contributions that promote respect for diversity.
  
   Nominations must be received by May 29. Nomination forms are available by contacting the Community Network at 333-6614. Many local organizations have already been provided with nominations forms, Kropp says. The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network is a community-based citizens' group charged by the legislature with reducing youth problem behaviors locally. Sharon Gauthier of Carnation chairs the citizen board, which includes representatives of each of the Valley's cities as well as officials from government and non-profit organizations serving children and youth. For more information about the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network or the volunteer awards program, call Kropp at 333-6614.