The Key Peninsula was well represented at the Rotary Star award ceremony Feb. 1 at Canterwood Golf and Country Club in Gig Harbor.
Anne Nesbit and Danna Webster were recognized along with Gig Harbor’s Guy Toppen. Rotarian Josh Sherwin produced a video for the event featuring the three, highlighting their volunteer work. Sherwin chose a film credit format to list Webster’s significant contributions to more than 20 local groups. Nesbit’s nomination recognized her work with the Gig Harbor/KP Suicide Prevention Coalition and the Key Free Clinic. Toppen’s nomination by Joe Urvina acknowledged his work preserving the Gig Harbor Boat Shop.
Star Awards include a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow for each, for their “service above self.”
A dessert auction after the dinner raised an additional $1,300, with proceeds to the nonprofit organization of the awardees’ choice. Nesbit’s parents joined her and Bob Anderson, who nominated her. Webster’s contingent included KP Council and farm tour directors.
“I am humbled by the recognition,” Nesbit said. “I never think of myself as doing anything extraordinary. I am lucky to be part of a wonderful community and work with great people.”
Webster said, “Thank you to Ben and Susan Paganelli for my nomination and for the work you do on the Key to put it in a benevolent spotlight. I very much appreciate this Star Awards program because it recognizes the blessings that come along, and we have the opportunity to do a bit of good work.”
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