Celebration! Thanks to you, two awards come our way
April 28th, 2015
[The video above depicts the Association of King County Historical Organizations (AKCHO) presenting the Southwest Seattle Historical Society with its Single Impact Event Award on Tuesday evening, April 28, 2015, at the Museum of History and Industry. The emcee was King County Council member Larry Gossett, and receiving the award on behalf of the organization was Clay Eals, executive director.]
The contingent from our organization on hand to receive the AKCHO award consisted of (from left):
Joey Richesson, former board member
Bonnie Gromlich, board member
Denise Bisio, ArtSite, formerly of Artech
Irene Gehring, museum gardener
Ken Lowthian, former city water superintendent
Kerry Korsgaard, board member
Clay Eals (with plaque), executive director
Tom Rasmussen, Seattle City Council member and Advisory Council member
Tia Hallberg, board vice president
Flo Lentz, former board member and preservation lead, 4Culture
Elliott Cooke, grandson of totem carver Mike Morgan
Diane Morgan, wife of totem carver Mike Morgan
Martha Morgan, daughter of totem carver Mike Morgan
Al Bentley, Facilities Committee chair
Carol Vincent, former board president and Advisory Council member
Judy Bentley, former board president and Advisory Council member
[The video above shows April 2, 2015, Annual Westside Awards Breakfast ceremony at which we were awarded as 2015 Nonprofit of the Year. Our award presentation comes in the section from 29:40 to 39:45.]
The first award was announced Monday, March 23, 2015, by the Association of King County Historical Organizations (AKCHO), which chose our June 6, 2014, Admiral Totem Pole unveiling as the winner of the association’s 2015 Single Impact Event Award.
The award will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI). The event is free. If you wish to attend as part of our group, please e-mail us by the RSVP deadline of Monday, April 20. For details on the award, click here.
The award was presented at the chamber’s annual breakfast Thursday, April 2, 2015, at Salty’s on Alki, 1936 Harbor Ave SW. See video above to view the breakfast ceremony. Our award presentation comes in the section from 29:40 to 39:45.
Big thanks to all members, donors and volunteers who made these awards possible. It takes a village!