Kiwanis Club seeking nominations for Bainbridge 'Citizen of the Year'

The Kiwanis Club of Bainbridge Island is seeking nominations for the 2009 Bainbridge Island Citizen of the Year.

Nominees must be island residents, not be members of Kiwanis and be major contributors to the community.

The Kiwanis Board of Directors will select the recipient of the award and will honor the person at its annual installation dinner on Sept. 20 at IslandWood. In 2008, Len Beil became the 25th islander honored as Citizen of the Year.

Applications are being sent to service organizations, religious institutions and other charitable groups, However, anyone can submit a nomination.

Additional forms can be obtained from Jane Sutherland at 842-3253 or (206) 719-7448 or by e-mail at Completed nominations must be received by July 22. Please mail to Kiwanis of Bainbridge Island, PO Box 10602, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.

Past Bainbridge Island recipients of the Citizen of the Year Award:

1984, Phoebe Smith; 1985, Jack Gordon; 1986, Vern McDonnell; 1987, Corinne Berg; 1988, Herb Ihrig; 1989; Katy Warner; 1990, James Hodges; 1991, Walt Woodward; 1992, Joyce Kallgren; 1993, Lucille Galbraith, 1994, James Dow; 1995, Connie Mueller; 1996, Joanne Ellis; 1997, Suyco Noritake; 1998, Wayne Daley; 1999, Darlene Kordonowy; 2000, Ed Kushner; 2001, Larry Mills; 2002, Garnie Quitsland; 2003; Kate Carruthers; 2004; Pat Egaas; 2005, Ann Lovejoy; 2006, Wini Jones; 2007, Ron Williamson; 2008, Len Beil.

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