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):

2015 04-28 AKCHO SWSHS group9146iMarcy Johnsen, board president

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.]

 

We are thrilled to learn of two awards received recently by our organization.AKCHO logo square

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.

West Seattle Chamber logo vertThe second award was announced Thursday, March 26, 2015, by the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce, which chose us as 2015 Nonprofit of the Year.

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!

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