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NAMI Raffle Winner: Don Bennett

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Congratulations to Don Bennett, winner of our month-long fundraising raffle for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

Don won a potted cutting of IAC’s famed rose bush, which sits right outside the club’s main entrance. Plant that rose, give it some water, and watch it grow, Don!

Between the raffle and new member donations, IAC raised more than $1,000 for NAMI in the month of May. We’re proud of team member Kathy Long for leading this fundraising effort. IAC will be cheering Kathy and her family on as they participate in NAMIwalks Washington on June 4.

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Congratulations, South Whidbey Stingrays!

IAC is proud to share some very good news: the South Whidbey Stingrays youth swim team coaches and swimmers were selected as co-recipients of this year’s Linda Lee Martens Community Health Hero Award!

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From left to right, Stingrays Coaches Kristi Eager, Meg Amador, Sophia Goode, and Teresa Forsyth

Island County’s Community Health Advisory Board (CHAB) and the Board of Health honor individuals who go the extra mile to help others in need. The Linda Lee Martens Community Health Hero Award is named for the late executive secretary of our local Health Department. She was a President of Soroptimists International and a memorable participant in many local activities. She was a hero because she was an ordinary person with an extraordinary love for others.

The Linda Lee Martens Memorial Community Health Hero of Island County Award Criteria recognizes an adult, youth (under age 21 when action completed), or agency that has either directly or indirectly impacted community health. Nominees are selected based on:

  • Category of contribution(s) and relative importance
  • Urgency of the problem(s) addressed
  • Number of people affected
  • Scope of project(s): ($$, people enlisted, time involved, etc.)
  • Results: (actual or realistically expected insofar as being measurable) (If the nominee’s efforts involve(d) professional duties, they should be above/beyond normal expectations.)

Congratulations, Stingrays!

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