It is our custom to find three words that describe our Great Gray Owls. Choosing just three was hard to do with Chris.
I remember the early days when Chris became interested in AWA- and at that time, I had a little urging from Herb Kariel about Chris, saying Chris would be a great volunteer. Chris asked tough questions, he really wanted to understand and know what it was that we would do and how he could help. Being a member wasn’t all he wanted, he wanted to make a difference and indeed he has.
He is dedicated and no matter the chore, he will do and give what he can. When I walked in to the now almost forgotten hot water tank flood here at the office and thought, I can mop this up… I soon learned I could not mop this up – who did I call (after my husband Dan) – Chris – can you come, I need help mopping this up – and it was not long before Chris and Jen, despite terrible fears of pandemic restrictions and Covid exposure were at the door with rented dryers and here to do what they could to help.
Meticulously, he has helped with our accounting reviews and shared his expertise.
Always engaged, he will write letters, call his elected representative and help others to do the same.
Chris is a Great Gray Owl and we are so pleased to present him with the Great Gray Owl Award. – Christyann Olson