The Valley Women’s Club is excited to announce the honorees for the 2015 Hammer-Marcum Award, Jim Rapoza and Hallie Greene. Both honorees underscore the interests and concerns that epitomize the San Lorenzo Valley community. Hallie represents its neighbors-helping-neighbors ideal, the importance of involvement and support of the local community, promoting local businesses, and supporting non-profit organizations. Jim epitomizes the vital importance of individuals providing public service to assure good governance, expanding opportunities for children through education and for at-risk young people, and promoting stewardship of our watershed.
The Valley Women’s Club created the “Volunteer Recognition Award” in 1987, specifically to honor Mary Hammer and Annette Marcum, so it then became “The Hammer-Marcum Award.” Annette and Mary embodied the ideal of long-term volunteer commitment, having given thousands of hours to improve the quality of life of local residents, and continued to do so over a quarter century later. (Annette died in 2014, and Mary continues to serve). Jim and Hallie join the forty-six others honored in their names since the Award was established.
The entire community is invited to the Award celebration in their honor on Sunday, October 25th, 1:30-3:30, at the Highlands Park Senior Center. Our government representatives will join in the Celebration in their honor. State Senator, Bill Monning, State Assembly Member, Mark Stone, and our 5th District Supervisor, Bruce McPherson, will be there in person to present tributes to the honorees. Congress Member, Anna Eshoo, is sending her representative to give special recognition.
The event features delicious desserts provided by Jeri Green Oneto (past H-M recipient) and Renee Kuehl, wonderful music by talented pianist, Steve Abrams, with special presentations honoring the recipients. Free childcare is available; please indicate you will need it when you RSVP. If possible, RSVP by October 18th. You may reserve by sending $12 to the Valley Women’s Club, PO Box 574, Ben Lomond, CA 95005; reserve by emailing or calling Pam Spehar at (831) 246-1206. Scholarships to attend are available if the cost is prohibitive.