Kudos to: Carol Doersch, American River Natural History Association
Accomplishment: Doersch has performed nearly 10,000 volunteer hours since the opening of the Effie Yeaw Nature Center in 1976.
Details: She has twice been president of the association and has been a vital volunteer at the nature center in Ancil Hoffman Park, handling publications and fundraising.
Kudos to: Kelly Lowry, Sacramento City College
Accomplishment: Best of Show winner in the Adult, Community College Class at State Fair in the industrial and technology education competition.
Details: Lowry's helix-shaped turbine makes efficient use of lower wind speeds to generate electricity. Judges were impressed with his use of aluminum welding, a difficult skill to master.
Kudos to: Merlot Marketing, an advertising agency
Accomplishment: Won silver Addy award at district level from the American Advertising Federation
Details: Won for "Mr. Brighton" radio campaign on behalf of River City Bank. The spots used humor to highlight the common experiences and perceptions of working with big banks and encouraged businesses to make a switch to local River City Bank.
Kudos to: Rosey Ramsey, Spencer and Arleen Ellis, Gary and Lita Lappin and Mary Thomatos
Accomplishment: American Heart Association Western States Affiliate Stroke Champion Award winners
Details: Ramsey, a stroke survivor, was chosen for her involvement in the recruitment of volunteers. Arleen Ellis, a stroke survivor, and her husband, Spencer, were honored for volunteerism. Lita Lappin, a stroke survivor, and her husband, Gary, were honored for volunteer work. Thomatos, caregiver for her husband, Gus, was recognized for her communication skills for the association.