The Rotary Club of Clover Park was honored with a Washington Association of School Administrator’s Community Leadership Award on May 16 during its monthly regional meeting at the Fife School District administration offices. The award is presented to community members in recognition of their outstanding contributions toward education. Incoming Clover Park Rotary president Sheri Hodson accepted the award for the organization.
Clover Park Rotarians have had a long relationship with Southgate Elementary School. They have supported the school by mentoring students and helping fund activities like back to school nights. They also partner with the Lakewood Playhouse to help fund spring plays for the students like “The Wizard of Oz.”
“This really is a great honor when there are so many other organizations that do great things in the Lakewood community,” said Hodson. “We don’t support Southgate Elementary School for the recognition; we do it for the children.”
The organization was nominated for the award by Clover Park School District administrator for business services and capital projects, Lynn Wilson.