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‘Tireless’ Volunteers Honored for Helping UW, Alumni Print

There are few people in the world less likely to rest on their laurels than the recipients of the UWAA’s Volunteer Awards. They are, by definition, tireless. Three dedicated individuals and one outstanding group were recognized for their service to the UWAA at the Homecoming Kickoff, held Nov. 4 in Kane Hall. UWAA President Chuck Blumenfeld, ’66, ’69, presented the awards to Sue Williams, Marie Olmstead, Nash Chhabra and the World War II Lecture Committee (also known as the 2005 Group).

Olmstead, ’58, who started volunteering for the UWAA more than 30 years ago, had already been named Volunteer of the Year once before, in 1992. “[She] has continued to serve on so many levels since then,” Blumenfeld said, “we couldn’t resist awarding her once again.”

Chhabra, ’70, began volunteering only two years ago, but has packed about a decade’s worth of activity into those years. “Nash has volunteered for many events before we even posted them,” Blumenfeld said.

Williams, ’73, a third-generation Husky, was a member of the Alumnae Board for three years, and has also lent her labors to Husky Sundae, Finals Bites and various lecture series. She currently serves as a UWAA trustee.

Blumenfeld also saluted the WWII committee, whose efforts to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the war’s end culminated in a seven-part lecture series presented by members of the UW’s history faculty, as well as a “Day of Celebration” on August 12, 2005. The committee comprises: Tom Allen, Lee Campbell, Mollie Carey, Brewster Denny, Bill Donley, Elora Erickson, Bill Flick, Bobbie Fowler, Lois Horn, Bob Hutton, Jean McTavish, Margaret Morrison, Allan Osborne, Fred Osterhout, Bob Payne, Carl Walske, Janet Ward, Antoinette Wills and Gloria Woodward.

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