The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis recently inducted new members into its Alumni Hall of Honor and presented a number of awards to staff, board members, volunteers and supporters.
The Alumni Hall of Honor inductees are Mark Collins III, Precious Johnson, Alaina Lopes, Cardin Dean Rackley, Mark Stallion and Kal-El Waters-Jones. The Hall of Honor recognizes outstanding alumni for achievements in their respective fields, commitment to leadership, serving our community’s youth, contributions to the St. Louis community and for living out the mission of the Boys & Girls Club.
The National Service to Youth Award – which recognizes board members, volunteers and staff who have rendered long and devoted service (five years or more) to the Boys & Girls Club Movement – went to Roxanne Crawford, Gregory Davis, Jaime Downs, Charles Jackson, Tammie Sargent, Renee Seaman, Fe’Dale Waters (staff); and George Bailey, Ken Kotiza, Peter Lazaroff, Karen Luebbert, Suzie Spence, Gene Todd, Nancy Wolfe (board and life trustees).
The National Award of Merit – which recognizes individuals and organizations outside Boys & Girls Clubs that have provided outstanding support to local clubs or the movement – went to Adella Jones, Stuart Krawll, Frank S. & Antoinette G. Leta Family Charitable Foundation, William “Bill” Meyer, Darrell Scott, Eric Wood.
The Carl Woods Volunteer of the Year – which recognizes exceptional volunteers who demonstrate devoted service to the club’s mission – went to Leon Davis, Rita Fitzjarrell, Kathe Harwood, Brandy Herron, Thomas Mason, Tamara Powell, Ryan Sparks, Bob Stein and Renelle Theard.
Richard H. Amberg Award – which recognizes a board member whose leadership and commitment has a profound impact on the club’s ability to achieve its mission - went to Keith Lueking
Club President Flint Fowler said, “This event gives us the opportunity to celebrate the many ways that our staff, board volunteers, alumni and friends contribute to the welfare of the children we serve and highlight our impact.”