Published On: Fri, Oct 21st, 2016

Frell Owl Award nominations sought

 

Will Poolaw (left) receives the 2015 Frell Owl Award from Skooter McCoy, Cherokee Boys Club general manager, during an award ceremony held on Tuesday, Dec. 15.  (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather)

Will Poolaw (left) receives the 2015 Frell Owl Award from Skooter McCoy, Cherokee Boys Club general manager, during last year’s award ceremony. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather)

The Cherokee Boys Club Board of Directors is now accepting nominations for the 30th Annual Frell Owl Award.  Nominees should be those who have significantly contributed to the welfare of Cherokee children and families in ways other than those required by their employment.

A letter of nomination must include the person’s name, address, employer, nominator’s name and phone number, and a one-page narrative of the nominee’s work with Cherokee children and families.  Additional information may be included such as newspaper articles, photos, support letters, etc.  Current Cherokee Boys Club Board members are exempt from nomination.

Nomination forms may be picked up from the Cherokee Boys Club, Monday through Friday, 8am – 4:30pm.  Forms can also be e-mailed upon request. Nominations should be submitted to Jeannie Arkansas, Cherokee Boys Club, PO Box 507, Cherokee, NC 28719 or delivered to the Cherokee Boys Club at 52 Cherokee Boys Club Loop. If you have any questions, please call (828) 359-5508.  Please mark your nomination CONFIDENTIAL.  The deadline for receiving nominations is 12pm on Thursday, Nov. 10.

The Frell Owl Award was introduced in 1983 to recognize persons who have exemplified the character and accomplishments of the late Cherokee educator Frell Owl.  Past recipients are: John Crowe, Stella Kanott, the Crowe Family, Ray Kinsland, Pearl and John Reagan, Betty Crisp, Jerri Kinsland, Mary Chiltoskey, Dora Reed, Marie Junaluska, Sharon and David Crowe, Ernestine Walkingstick, Jody Adams, Gary Maney, Mary Sneed, Mary Mantooth, David McCoy, Glenda Crowe, Denise Ballard, David McQueen, Skooter McCoy, Johnson “Booger” Arch, Kathy Wolfe, Carmaleta Monteith, Roy Lambert, Sandy Owle, Lana Lambert, Catherine Blythe Sanders, and Will Poolaw.

– Cherokee Boys Club