Good people deserve to be recognizedYou know who they are; they are always out giving their time, their expertise, always doing something to help others
There are a lot of people in Edmonds who have done deeds that set them apart. You know who they are; they are always out giving their time, their expertise, always doing something to help others.
Those are the types of people the Kiwanis Club of Edmonds and the Edmonds Beacon are looking for, someone to be considered for the honor of Edmonds Citizen of the Year.
But those special people need to be nominated by you, their neighbors, friends and fellow citizens. And the Kiwanis Club hasn’t gotten many nominations yet this year.
Consider last year’s winner, Mary VanMeter.
She considered herself a worker, not a leader. She preferred to stay in the background, working.
Bill Lambert, president of the Edmonds Museum, said her attitude was “Carpe Diem – seize the day and do it.”
That’s a perfect example of a Citizen of the Year.
But there are others in Edmonds who work for the benefit of their community, and haven’t been recognized for their good deeds and hard work. And they won’t be, unless someone takes the time to nominate them.
The purpose of the award is for the recognition of a person (or persons) who has contributed community service for the people of Edmonds and deserves to receive our thanks.
The person may be a civic-minded citizen active in civic affairs, community activities, or in business pursuits.
It is open to individuals as volunteers or professionals in the form of duty.
Selection is made by a committee composed of the two Kiwanis clubs from nominations submitted by the citizens-at-large.
Nominations are requested from individuals or groups in Edmonds on the nomination forms provided.
The forms are available in the Edmonds Beacon, the Edmonds Library, and The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce and their website edmondswa.com.
Guidelines for selection are the precepts of Kiwanis:
- To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than the material values of life;
- To encourage the daily living of the golden rule in all human relationships;
- To promote the adoption and application of higher social, business, and professional standards;
- To develop by precept and example a more intelligent, aggressive and serviceable citizenship;
- To provide a practical means to form enduring friendships;
- Render altruistic service and build better communities.
- To co-operate in creating and maintain that sound public opinion and idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.
Does that sound like someone you know?
Then tell us about them.
Announcements will be made in The Edmonds Beacon, and the award presentation will be made at the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Luncheon on May 23, 2013.
Questions about the contest? Call 206-390-5400.
If you know someone who fits the bill, send in a nomination, postmarked on or before Friday, May 10, to:
PO Box 221
Edmonds, WA 98020