L.L. "Stub" Stewart Volunteer Awards
What are the L.L. Stub Stewart Awards?
The award program is rightly named in honor of one of
the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department’s long‑time volunteers, Mr.
Loran L. “Stub” Stewart. Stub passed away on January 2, 2005 and is
greatly missed. “Stub” as he was affectionately known to agency staff
and volunteers for 40 years, is recognized as a timber industry icon and
as one of Oregon’s leading philanthropists.
Stub was chosen
as the first recipient of the Cooperating Association Volunteer Award in
1989. In support of his strong beliefs about the importance of
volunteer recognition and involvement, Stub endowed the current award
program and established the L.L. “Stub” Stewart Trust Fund. Through
this endowment, we recognize and honor other volunteers and staff for
their service to the cooperating association program and to the
Department. Since Stub’s first award, over 60 individuals have received
the award named in his honor and now endowed through the Oregon
There are four nomination categories and an individual can be nominated in more than one category.
Although true success is often achieved in the collective
contributions of the many, there are those that rise to the exceptional; in
character, in word, and in deed. It is
in that spirit in which these award categories have been created. The categories have been designed to capture
the diversity in which individuals serve and contribute to the success of our
mutual goals and partnerships.
Beginning in 2013, some award categories have been
revised and some newly added. The
Leadership category, formerly to recognize the contributions of State Park
staff has been revised to provide nominators with the ability to nominate those
volunteers who chose to step into leadership positions and contribute to our
mutual success from the front of the Association. The OPRD employee category has been renamed
to the Partnership Award and reflects the contributions of an OPRD employee to
the success of the partnership.
- RISING STAR:
Nominees have provided exceptional volunteer service over a short period
of time (no longer than 3 years). These
nominees show great promise as a 'star of tomorrow.’ Their recent service has benefited the
activities of the Co-op and increased the group’s capacity to provide
interpretive programs or events.
- LIFE SERVICE:
Nominees have provided exceptional volunteer service for at least eight
years. Over this extended period of
service, Nominees have made a significant impact on the overall program and/or
development of the Cooperating Association or have helped to increase the
capacity to support interpretive programs at the park location.
INSPIRATION: Nominee provides volunteer service to the
Association which has inspired others to join in, to give a greater effort or
to become actively involved in the activities of the association. Nominees in this category may not be in
leadership positions, but have really helped bring in new members, are
volunteers who are always to be counted on for helping with events or projects.
Who demonstrate to others what it is to be a sterling volunteer.
- LEADERSHIP: This award category represents those
individuals who have stepped up to serve in leadership positions within their
respective organizations. Leadership
skills of the individual have made a significant impact on other
volunteers/members, helped the group grow, stay on track, stay well organized,
expanded the organization’s ability to deliver on its mission, or through
effective leadership, has helped navigate the partnership through challenges
and difficult times.
- PARTNERSHIP: This award is for an OPRD employee, who
endorses, supports, and works “cooperatively” on the mutual goals of the
Cooperative Association and the park.
This nominee demonstrates commitment to helping further the
Association’s impact on interpretive/educational programs and helps to provide
clear vision and direction to the group. Nominee may be anyone in the
department who has been a major supporter of your Association and sustaining a
vital, collaborative partnership.
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