AWARD PRESENTATION – Bill Amblad (right) received the Bernie Ootkin Humanitarian Award from Lakewood Rotarian Bud Montgomery Saturday. Amblad was recognized for his efforts with LASA.
Bill Amblad of Lakewood has received the Lakewood Rotary Club‚Äôs Bernie Ootkin Humanitarian Award for 2008. The presentation was made by Rotarian Bud Montgomery during the club‚Äôs annual installation banquet June 29.
Amblad has been the volunteer bookkeeper for Lakewood Area Shelter Association (LASA) outreach program for more than 10 years. The position requires him to work with government contracts, local grants, churches and various non-profits.
In nominating Amblad for the recognition which goes only to a person not affiliated with the Rotary Club, Janne Hutchins, LASA Executive Director noted that Amblad also has been involved in procuring food for the Lakes Fish Bank since 2000. He also represents the Lakes Fish Bank at district meetings, is extensively involved with Little Church on the Prairie activities and plays bass for the Lakewood Community Orchestra and Dance Theatre NW.
The recognition is named for the late Dr. Bernie Ootkin, a Lakewood physician and Rotarian for many years. The recognition includes a $1,000 contribution to the Rotary Foundation in Amblad‚Äôs name.Print This Post