The collective Rotary Clubs of Gig Harbor conferred the Rotary Star Award on Sara Thompson during a ceremony May 20 at Canterwood Golf and Country Club in Gig Harbor.
Award winners are selected for outstanding volunteer service to the community and includes a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow for exemplifying “service above self.” Membership in Rotary is not a requirement for nomination.
Thompson spends her volunteer hours working primarily for The Mustard Seed Project of Key Peninsula and Key Peninsula News, respectively. She is board president of each organization, in addition to the regular volunteer work she performs to benefit the community.
Thompson was nominated for the award by Gig Harbor Rotary North Club. Funds raised at the annual dinner dessert dash were donated to the nonprofit organizations of the winner’s choice. The KP News and The Mustard Seed Project each received a $1,000 donation to support and continue work in the community they serve.
In her brief acceptance speech, Thompson said “I feel like it’s just been an honor to be part of both these organizations; these are my people. I get at least as much as I give and then some."
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