Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Chamber honors Laurel Taylor as July's Volunteer of the Month

The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce honors Laurel Taylor as the Volunteer of the Month for her service to our community. Laurel has been a Pend Oreille Arts Council (POAC) board member for more years than she probably wants to remember. She is currently serving as Secretary, which means she has held virtually every executive position; but most notably she has served several terms as President. Taylor has stepped up to take charge during some challenging times the organization has faced, often when no one else had the courage to do so and has guided the organization as it has grown and expanded the visual and performing arts events that POAC is known for.

“Laurel’s humor, strength of character and eternally positive attitude as well her ability to create a ‘we are a team’ mind set has been instrumental to the ongoing success and positive reputation that POAC has in this community and the broader Arts world. Over the years, Laurel has quietly contributed her time and energy to many organizations in our community. Most notably the Pend Orielle Arts Council. Laurel is also an active member of the Women of Wisdom Organization, helps with Kinderhaven’s Festival of Trees (as well as donates items and purchases trees) and was one of the first to volunteer for the Chamber’s Scenic Half Marathon event when it began 3 years ago and has continued to be there each year to do what ever is needed. Even during last year’s monsoon! She does a great deal to make this a better community.”
- Judy Thomson

Please join the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce in congratulating Laurel Taylor in being honored as the Volunteer of the Month and thanking her for all of her wonderful qualities as citizen of our community.

From left: Chamber Member at Large, Judy Thompson, presents Volunteer of the Month award to Laurel Taylor.