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Please help us Congratulate our 2013 SCOPE Award Recipients

Posted 11/19/2013 5:16 PM by MDGREGORY
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Please take a minute to say “Thank You” to this year’s award winners as well as ALL our Volunteers!! We could not do it without their selfless dedication!!

2013 Spokane County SCOPE Awards

SCOPE STATION---Volunteer of the Year 2013 Awards

Central Valley - Lynda Fralich

Lynda Fralich is a perfect example of volunteer leadership fully committed to the ideals of the S.C.O.P.E. program, Neighborhood Safety and the Office of the Sheriff.

Lynda has a long standing history of service to the community as a S.C.O.P.E. member since 1998 and Board member for 9+ years, Chairman of her Neighborhood Watch of 200 homes which includes 15 years of National Night Out parties.

Lynda has been riding with Law Enforcement for over 30 years, primarily on DUI Emphasis Patrols. She is a Board Vice President of the Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Council and teaches minors in Prevention Class. Lynda is also a member for the Spokane County Substance Abuse Advisory Board.

The Office of the Sheriff is proud to present the VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR CENTRAL VALLEY S.C.O.P.E. to Lynda Fralich for her long standing history of service and commitment to the Office of the Sheriff and her service to Substance Abuse programs making for a safer community for Spokane Citizens. Such actions encourage greater respect for lives and laws in Spokane County.

Deer Park - Shirley Cornwell

Shirley Cornwell has been with Deer Park S.C.O.P.E. since 1998. She has held several positions and the station secretary for the last four years. She was also active on Handicapped Parking with her husband Larry Cornwell. She is always on top of it all and has worked every Tuesday in the office for several years. This station is always running smooth thanks to the dedication of volunteers like Shirley Cornwell.

East – Judy Rigby

Judy Rigby is a member of Scope East Unit. She has been a member of the SCOPE program since 1996. She has been President, V. President, Secretary and Treasurer of her Scope Unit; she is currently involved in doing COP, OFID, CERT, Flagging, and Latent Print, and enjoys very much being involved in the Scope program, and with all the people who help to make this program a great blessing to our citizens and our community.

Judy was born in Cardston, Alberta, Canada, and moved with her family to Spokane when she was 7 years old. She went to Greenacres Elementary, then on to North Pines Jr. High, and eventually graduated from Central Valley High School in 1958. She was the Spokane Lilac Princess that year from Central Valley High.

Judy has 12 children, 6 of them live in the Spokane area. She also has 38 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.

Judy has been involved in several other community programs for lots of years. She was PTA President in Central Valley School District when her children were growing up; she has also served on several of the State & National PTA Committees. She also helps in the Senior Citizen programs for our area.

She considers it a privilege to help in the Boy Scout merit badge program, and enjoys seeing the boys involved in becoming an Eagle Scout. She always felt "leaders of tomorrow need help today to become GREAT leaders for us".

Judy appreciates so much, all those who help in the Scope program. Wonderful people, all of you. I am grateful to be a part of it.

Edgecliff-Pam Cole

Pam Cole has been awarded this honor for numerous reasons some of which are listed below.

Besides the EAC meetings she has attended and the regular general meetings. Her time, expertise and involvement have been unsurpassed.

Our Edgecliff station has been very fortunate to have Pam as our treasurer for the past several years. She has gone out of her way to keep the books in an up-to-date at all times. She has organized our Spencer’s fund-raiser and has spent countless hours maintaining that inventory and tracking funding.

When Edgecliff had their fundraiser at the rest stop, Pam not only baked several dozen cookies, but also worked the shifts that were necessary. She has also helped with the Easter Egg hunts and numerous other events.

But the one reason that stands out with this remarkable person is that she has undertaken all of these endeavors with a great attitude and willingness to help. Her kindness and sense of humor make working along side of her a great pleasure.

Pam is the perfect volunteer to represent the Edgecliff station.

Elk – Karen Erickson

Karen Erickson has been nominated as the Person of the Year from the Elk station. Karen serves as the secretary, and does an excellent job keeping the minutes, schedules, etc. and otherwise keeps SCOPE Elk organized. She has put in nearly 400 hours this year, and has over 60 hrs in each of the last two months. She was the driving force and major organizer for the toy drive, the car wash fund raiser, and our annual pancake breakfast. Karen is always willing to step up to do extra or take on a new project. She helps others and is quick to praise their efforts. In addition to her activities in SCOPE, she is very active as a volunteer in other community activities, including many hours at the free clothing distribution center. Karen is fun to work with, and is well known and respected throughout the Elk community.

Karen Erickson is a real asset for SCOPE, and reflects well on the organization.

Espanola/Medical Lake – Keith Harland

Keith is always ready to do his best whether it is flagging at the many of our Marathons and Fun Runs or working at fund raisers Keith was our treasurer for years. Keith drives our SCOPE car for many events and he is always willing to drop everything to help our community and the Sheriff Office. We are so proud of him. This honor is well deserved.

EWU/Cheney - Brain Gemmell

Brian Gemmell is a person of great integrity. He is always there in his support for whatever goes on in our unit. He has a smile on his face and is willing to share responsibly. We truly believe he has earned this honor.
Love from his Unit.

Fairchild – SSgt Denine Deal

SSgt Denine Deal volunteered several hours for National Night Out, Police Week, Red Ribbon Week, DARE, McGruff and Scruffy, Eddie Eagle, Citizens-on-Patrol, Pumpkin Patrol and many other SCOPE related community events. In addition, Denine is the Fairchild AFB Security Forces Police Services liaison with SCOPE Main and has assisted the volunteer organization in maintaining and improving the program for all SCOPE volunteers.

Liberty Lake - Duane McInturf

The 2013, the Liberty Lake S.C.O.P.E. station’s Volunteer of the Year Award is presented to Duane McInturf. Duane is a quiet, behind the scene person, but one who is always here when you need him. He goes beyond the call of duty to make sure every necessity is kept up on our vehicles, cleaning, and shining them making sure the lights work, etc. He is dedicated to CERT, School Patrol, Traffic Control, and for the many fun runs throughout the summer. Also he is the uniform and training Coordinator. Duane also takes the records an tickets downtown for the Liberty Lake Police force. He has been a welcome addition to our S.C.O.P.E. team.

Mounted Patrol – Daralyn Dee Denison

Daralyn Dee Dee Dension rarely if ever misses a meeting. What’s more, when she arrives she pitches in immediately with anything you need help with – without being asked. She’s very supportive, comes up with good ideas for Mounted Patrol activities, helpful to our members and can always be counted on. She’s a credit to SCOPE, Mounted Patrol and our community.

North – Greg Hock

Greg Hock is a newer member of S.C.O.P.E. North who has taken on considerable responsibility with diplomacy, follow-through and commitment. Greg has participated in several S.C.O.P.E. programs but is now our station’s lead for Detective Support. In that capacity he has organized and trained a team of volunteers to utilize county computer systems and databases to assist property crimes detectives and crime victims. In 2012 he led S.C.O.P.E. North’s efforts to update the county-wide Victim Call Back program and to keep the database current with timely calls to crime victims. He is a good example of a “S.C.O.P.E. - wide” approach to community service.

Southeast Spokane County – Scott Christiansen

Scott Christiansen is Southeast S.C.O.P.E.’s Volunteer of the Year. He is one of our most devoted and reliable volunteers. Scott has been with S.C.O.P.E. for approximately five years and had been our President for 2 years. Scott puts an average of 100 hours per month doing this volunteer work and also while he is on dialysis continues to answer calls as a dispatcher with MEOC. Scott also is a driver for the Mobile Command Vehicle, assisting with outreach at DEM. He also assist with Disabled Parking Enforcement and search and rescue. I would like to add the Scott possesses the rare gift of being willing to help anyone at any time.


Spring Hill - Christina Kirsten

Christina Kirsten accepted the office of Secretary over a year ago and has made the position her own. She puts many hours in to make sure that all her duties as secretary are performed above and beyond the requirements of the position. She is more than willing to pitch in and help with any other project or job on the calendar. We, at Spring Hill, are very fortunate to have her as a volunteer.

Trentwood – LeeAnn Hanke

LeeAnn Hanke is Trentwood’s Volunteer award choice for 2013 LeeAnn as a new member has stepped up when needed for office, cop and extra training. She has taken office time to keep us open when others where sick or unable to be there making it possible for us to maintain a working office. She was great help for our rest stop fund raiser and greeted people with a happy smile.

LeeAnn trained to help with the pawn system and to become part of the Tips Team. She has committed to coming in just to do her day at tips LeeAnn always has wonderful smile and is very pleasant to be around. Thank you, LeeAnn for being there for us and making SCOPE one of your volunteer choices.

University – Margaret Asbell

Margaret Asbell has been a reliable volunteer who keeps University SCOPE running smooth in several areas. Her dedication every Saturday to work the University station is admirable. When volunteers are needed for any function, Margaret is there. She keeps our office computer up to date along with our volunteer list; she is involved in OFID, and always attends the monthly EAC meeting.

West Valley – Rhonda (Ronnie) Gore

Rhonda (Ronnie) Gore, Ronnie is the Secretary of West Valley S.C.O.P.E. for the last two years. Ronnie has been a dedicated, reliable dependable worker. She was very involved in organizing our Fund Raiser and worked many extra hours on the Parade and Carnival. She is always willing to step up and take on extra duties unselfishly giving 110%. She is well deserving of this award.

2013 S.C.O.P.E Letter of Appreciation

Linda Thompson-GSSAC
Esther Larsen, Contracts Coordinator
Christine Hamilton, Spokane C.O.P.S. Director

2013 S.C.O.P.E. Life Time Achievement Award

ESP/Medical Lake – Bill Bresko

Bill Bresko has always been willing to be there to help with any and all things. He’s flagged at every local event that he was asked to which as you know are a lot here. He also flagged for the food bank here winter and summer before it moved to its new location. Bill represented SCOPE at the Polar Plug and other swimming event including the Northwest Masters Swimming (I think that was the name) event in Idaho where he won first place in the 50 & 100 yard breast stroke. He always wore his "trade mark" red long johns with a trap door with SCOPE on the front and back. He was our Santa at our kids Christmas parties. He was a volunteer at our rest stop every year. He was always cheerful, friendly and at every meeting he would yell "is everyone happy?" at least once.

Medical Lake SCOPE would like to nominate Bill Bresko for Life Time Achievement Award For SCOPE. Bill Bresko is a Veteran of the Korean War and he has been a pastor in Alaska and other places. He joined the Medical Lake SCOPE program from almost the beginning of our Station. Bill has been our Chaplain and visit the sick members and helping with morale of the people in the Medical Lake. Bill would drop everything to Flag for activities in Medical Lake like the food Bank Fun Runs and Marathons Parades. Bill has done water life saving for Medical Lake SCOPE sponsored events. He has been the oldest person to plunge at the Special Olympic Plunge event representing SCOPE. Bill has been the first one to volunteer to help SCOPE fund raisers at Rest Stops. His cheering personality has helped make our SCOPE Station a very important part of the Medical Lake and the West Plains

EWU/Cheney - Bill Hankel

Bill was born Oct. 8, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois. He retired from the military with 28 years served. He was in WWII and retired as a Master Sargent and held the position as a Radio Operator.

He married Caroline in 1946 and they have 6 children, William, Sharon, Charles, Debra, John and Mitchell. Bill has enjoyed boating and sports with his sons.

He is a member of the American Legion, VFW and EWU/Cheney S.C.O.P.E. He is a loved member and highly cherished. Thanks Bill

North – Florence Weston

Florence Weston a long-time S.C.O.P.E. member who has been out Treasurer for the past nine years. She has managed our station’s funds with precision and provided accurate financial reporting to members and to S.C.O.P.E. Main on a timely basis. She also serves a weekly shift in our office, does pawn input and recently was recognized by our station president for appropriate handling of a domestic violence victim who came to our office seeking help. Florence “retired” from the Treasurer position last December but volunteered to return for the last half of 2013 when current Treasurer was unable to complete the term of office. Florence willingly assists with any task and project. She is an example of long-term dedication to S.C.O.P.E.

2013 Spirit of S.C.O.P.E. Award

John Baldwin of S.C.O.P.E. University

The 2013 Spirit of S.C.O.P.E. Award is presented on behalf of the S.C.O.P.E. staff and Board of Directors to recognize a volunteer who embodies the mission and values of the S.C.O.P.E. organization. This includes giving of their time, energy and complete effort in support of S.C.O.P.E., the Sheriff’s Office and the community they serve.

This person has made tremendous contributions to S.C.O.P.E. and has helped run many programs, such as Business checks, C.O.P., Graffiti and Neighborhood Watch newsletter distribution. This person has trained many volunteers on how to lead programs, has been a great mentor and is willing to help anyone. He has often provided the glue that keeps the station running throughout the year.

This year’s award goes to John Baldwin of S.C.O.P.E. University. John has contributed over 17,000 hours to S.C.O.P.E. He won’t hesitate to take on a new project and when there is a last minute request, he is always willing to step up and help.

Additional accomplishments include being a past AmeriCorps volunteer in charge of coordinating the C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team) program for the region. He also set up numerous public safety presentations that were open to the entire community.

John has a limited commission from the Sheriff for disabled parking enforcement and is a member of S.I.R.T. (S.C.O.P.E. Incident Response Team). Most recently, John organized traffic control for the memorials of the two young women whose lives were tragically taken.

Thank you John for your outstanding dedication and service to S.C.O.P.E.

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