Lake Oswego Rotary Club 2020 SASEE Awards Brian Bice, SASEE Co-Chair The Rotary Club of Lake Oswego presented its annual SASEE Awards before a sold out crowd at a banquet on February 26 at the Tualatin Country Club. The SASEE is the most prestigious award presented to students, educators, and others who support education in Lake Oswego. Twelve individuals received the SASEE award at the event, in addition to nine finalists. Recipients of the SASEE Award receive what organizers refer to as a “pay it forward” prize. Students, educators, and staff recipients are each given a one-thousand dollar prize, which they must donate to a charity, school, or other nonprofit of their choice. Community citizen award recipients are honored with a three-thousand dollar Rotary scholarship presented in their name to a graduating high school senior who lives and/or attends school in Lake Oswego. Lake Oswego School District Superintendent Lora de la Cruz delivered the keynote address, in which she discussed the importance of honoring community members who support education. She described her experiences as a classroom teacher, and her realization that there were scores of people who contribute to the process of educating a child. She went on to say that she was proud to serve on the SASEE steering committee and to participate in the program’s stated goal to recognize individuals whose words and actions help to improve learning in the community. Along with Dr. de la Cruz, other presenters included Senator Rob Wagner, who also serves as Chair…
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“It is very gratifying to learn how much your work is appreciated and to hear from others about the impact that something you have done has had on them or their children,” says Deanne Crone Knipple in this Citizen’s View, published in the Lake Oswego Review.
In this citizen’s view in the Lake Oswego Review, David Riback provides a wonderful example of the impact that one teacher can make on a person’s life by being willing to go the extra mile for a student – by embodying the idea of “service above self”. Read the full article here.
Read this recent citizen’s view article in the Lake Oswego Review , written by Bill Baars to learn about the importance of nominating individuals for a 2018 SASEE award. Bill Baars is the director of the Lake Oswego Public Library and the current president of the Lake Oswego Rotary Club.
The 2017-2018 Lake Oswego Rotary Club’s annual SASEE awards campaign kicked off on August 23 when Dr. Heather Beck made the announcement to school staff throughout the Lake Oswego School District. The corresponding news release from Lake Oswego Review can be found by following this link – Rotary Getting SASEE in Lake Oswego Again.