Rudyard Lions Club is seeking nominations for the 2017 community service award for a graduating Rudyard senior.
While sitting in a restaurant or meeting in a local store, conversations overheard are many and varied. Often, the benefits of living in a small town come up for discussion. One point of constant agreement is that if someone needs help in a community, a volunteer steps forward and despite other pending commitments, help is given freely.
To honor that unselfish spirit, the Rudyard Lions Club gives an annual Russell LaPonsie Community Service Award. This is given to a graduating senior from Rudyard High School who has shown a commitment to community service over the course of their high school career. This is not an award that can be applied for; nominations are gathered from community members of Rudyard, Kinross, Trout Lake and Dafter from individuals who have worked with and witnessed these students and are aware of them as volunteers. Examples of the types of activities include blood drives, scouting activities, cleaning up and raking leaves, checking on neighbors, visiting in hospitals, leading Sunday school outings, assisting local service groups and/or doing the things that usually remain unnoticed but add to the quality of life for individuals or the community.