At the annual Chamber Awards Banquet on Friday, February 17th, we honored those in our community who make our valley special. This included our own Rotarian of the Year, Suzanne Miller.
Yes, Suzanne was honored as our Rotarian for the Year in recognition of her efforts with Rotary’s peace efforts both internationally and locally with our own Peacebuilder club and our Peace Pole project. Congratulations Suzanne and thanks for your support of our club.
Also honored was our own Spike Sumner who was presented the Ed Stevens Distinguished Service Award. Spike has supported our community through his work with the hospital as well as Rotary and just being the wonderful person that he is.
Rotarian Jack Maxwell III was honored as the Kiwanian of the Year. With Jack’s move to the McMinnville Ben Jaquith office, we haven’t seen him, but we’re glad he’s still impacting the Newberg community through his involvement in Kiwanis.
Other Rotarians honored on Friday included the Early Birds Frank Douglas (Ken Austin II Service Above Self Award), Kelly Hagglund (Norm Aldred Ethics in Business Award), Chelsea Stude (Chamber Ambassador of the Year) and Ben Jaquith (Business Person of the Year).