April 22, 2002
Theater volunteer receives Unsung Hero award
"She holds us together." That's how Woodinville Repertory Theater artistic director Peg Phillips described Cheryl Reed, the third recipient of the Woodinville Rotary Club's Random Acts of Generosity award.
Cheryl's acts are not random. "She's our team player Ñ our first volunteer when we started up the Woodinville Repertory professional theater in 1998," Phillips said in nominating Reed.Ê"Cheryl worked for a year fund-raising for the Woodinville High School's trip to Scotland when they were honored to be invited to the International Youth Drama Festival. Her work enabled a lot of drama kids whose families didn't have the money for the trip, to have the opportunity to go.
"For the past two-and-half years, Cheryl has worked constantly as a volunteer for Woodinville Repertory Theater Ñ doing every job imaginable, from serving on the board of directors and filling the job of business manager to seeing that performance signs were in the proper places. More than any other person, Cheryl has helped to bring live professional theater to Woodinville! And she's still working at it."
Woodinville Rotary will contribute $500 to the theater company in recognition of Cheryl's volunteer work in the community.
A fourth Unsung Hero recipient will be announced in May. Rotary President Larry Duffield said the club is seeking nominations for the annual Rotary Citizen of the Year award honoring a person in the Woodinville area who has contributed to civic improvement, community service and participated in private and governmental activities benefiting Woodinville. The club requests nominations be sent to P. O. Box 2016, Woodinville, WA 98072 prior to May 17 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The club will contribute $1,000 to a charity or organization on behalf of the Citizen of the Year.
The club honored long-time Woodinville residents Helen and John McMahon at its annual banquet last June.