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Peoples Bank Announces Recipient of 2018 Community Stewardship Award

April 30, 2018

By: WhatcomTalk Editor | WhatcomTalk

Lynden-based commercial lending assistant Sharon Butler recognized for her long-time dedication to Be the One mentorship program.

Lynden, WA – April 30, 2018 – Sharon Butler, commercial lending assistant at the Peoples Bank Lynden branch, was recently selected as the company’s 2018 Community Stewardship Award recipient. Presented to an employee who regularly volunteers their time and resources to enhance, preserve, and promote a thriving community, Butler was recognized for her involvement with Lynden-based mentorship program, Be the One, as well as her contributions as a volunteer with the Bellingham Community Meal Program and American Red Cross.

Sharon Butler volunteers for Be the One mentorship program

Sharon’s nearly four-year dedication to Be the One clearly made an impression upon her colleagues who nominate and vote for the annual award recipient. Be the One was founded on the idea that every successful young person has in his or her life at least one stable relationship with a caring adult. The organization pairs volunteer mentors with middle and high school students, and each mentor meets with his or her mentee for one hour per week during the school year.

 

Having grown up in a military family that moved around a great deal, Sharon has considerable empathy for young people whose circumstances may be somewhat unstable. “I just feel that it takes so little to change anything in life,” says Sharon. “Who doesn’t have an hour each week to invest in someone else?” Read more...
 

Peoples Bank honors Butler for community service

Lynden Tribune

LYNDEN ­— Sharon Butler, commercial lending assistant at the Peoples Bank Lynden branch, has been chosen the company’s 2018 Community Stewardship Award recipient.

Butler is recognized for her involvement with the Lynden-based mentorship program Be the One, as well as her contributions as a volunteer with the Bellingham Community Meal Program and American Red Cross.

The award is presented to an employee who regularly volunteers time and resources to enhance, preserve and promote a thriving community.

Sharon’s nearly four-year dedication to Be the One made an impression on her colleagues, who nominate and vote for the annual award recipient. Be the One is based on the idea that every successful young person has in his or her life at least one stable relationship with a caring adult. The organization pairs volunteer mentors with middle and high school students, and each mentor meets with his or her mentee for one hour per week during the school year. Read more...