2017 Volunteer of the Year
Paul Bowlby was chosen Volunteer of the Year for
being part of the canoe journey for over 10 years.
He has volunteered as skipper for the past six years
which means he drives from his home in Clallam Bay
15-20 times per year, spends 4-5 hrs. with the canoe
family each trip, loads the canoe, guides the
pullers on safety and protocol, returns the canoe,
washes it off after each practice, and spends a
solid 2 weeks 24/7 with the canoe family during the
journey... and he remains positive and friendly all
the while. Paul stepped up when the Tribe
didn't have a skipper, otherwise the Tribe wouldn't
have been able to participate in the journey.
He's able to identify strengths and weaknesses of
each of the pullers and pushes them to their
potential. He's a good representation for
Jamestown and he's proud that he is a descendant.
2017 Volunteer of the Year
Lloyd (Sonny) Lehman
Sonny Lehman has
volunteered "above and beyond." He feels in
his heart he is a Jamestown and has a large extended
family. His mission and compassion has been to
volunteer for Jamestown. You can say he has
gone further than anyone could expect. Sonny
has been volunteering since 1986, starting with the
annual picnic. He can remember an elder whom
traveled from California with her son each year to
volunteer. He felt at that time that this was
also his purpose. Sonny would be at the Tribe
early in the morning and the last to leave. He
always was down at the pit to watch them
prepare the fish, he learned well from Les Prince
and Elaine Grinnell. After everyone left he was the
dishwasher. When people jumped ship he was
still there greeting everyone with a smile and
washing dishes until the last one was done. He
then would empty the trash. Sonny's impact is
to the people he volunteers with and the people he
meets. He always does it with a smile, and has
a great story to tell about his days of driving log
truck, fishing, and hunting. For the Elders
Honoring Luncheon Sonny would clean, prep, prepare
and fry the geoduck The day before he would
pick up the crab, cook, and clean them to make sure
they were ready to eat. After the honoring he
was back in the kitchen helping clean up and washing
Nominees for Volunteer of the Year Award
The Volunteer of the Year
award is intended to go to that individual or group who has shown selfless generosity
by volunteering a significant contribution
of time and talents in service to the Tribe and its mission.
To be eligible, the
nominee must be an adult or youth who provided volunteer service
unrelated to paid activities or employment in service to the Tribe.
Any or all of the
following attributes and actions may apply to the nominee. These
criteria will be used to select the Volunteer of the Year:
The nominee contributed a
needed service to community and contributed to the overall goals and
mission of the Tribe.
Involvement of the
nominee was voluntary, significant, above and beyond.
The volunteer helped
program participants realize their potential, or mobilized other
volunteers or the public.
volunteered for a variety of projects and events; the quality and
value of work was exemplary or extraordinary.
The individual improved
the ability of the Tribe to provide quality activities or services
and/or helped fulfill the mission of the Tribe.
contribution of time, talents and service and/or length and
frequency of service is significant. The nominee’s actions have been
ongoing and sustained; the volunteer demonstrates a willingness to
contribute and is consistently available and reliable.
The volunteer has shown
exceptional dedication, leadership, kindness/compassion, or
this individual has developed a special relationship and interaction
with the Tribal community.
The volunteer met unique
challenges by initiating new programs or activities or using new
methods to solve problems.
A Volunteer of the Year
they can also be found in the Administration Building lobby. Forms
should be sent to Ann Sargent in the Office of the CEO by July 21,
2017. The selection committee will announce and recognize the
Volunteer of the Year in the Tribal newsletter and at the Tribal
Picnic in August.