Lake Washington Alumnae Association of KKG
2016 Year Pin Recipients and Awards
75 YEAR KAPPAS: Joyce McKay Clise, Roberta Pulfer Snow, Virginia Barton Mengel
65 YEAR KAPPAS: Helen Harwood Rogers, Priscilla George Bates, Faith Keller Kimerer, Joanne Peek Robertson, Margaret Johnson Little, Carol Friend Harper, Drennan Linsday, Jean Williams, Betty Peterson Savage, Gwen Tupper Soderberg, Kay Mosher Anderson, Margaret Black Hall, Miriam Bearse Keller
50 YEAR KAPPAS: Christine Lindstrom Krouse, Kathleen Legg Repass, Kathryn Lyon Shultz, Sally Kocher Hahn, Suzanne Wigle Arnold, Kathleen Yonker King, Linda Ekstrom McCommon, Karen Bagne McKnight, Shirley Davis Holmes, Carolyn Corneil Jackson, Kathleen Gray Montgomery, Lynn Blackett Koopmans, Noel Schnoor Bellour, Cynthia Tupper Doran, Jane Connell Mulally
2013 IOTA PROVINCE LOYALTY AWARD: Patsy Gottschalk, Beta Kappa, University of Idaho and member of Lake Washington Alumnae Association. Patsy received a beautiful gold fleur de lis pin to be worn until the next Province Convention.
Doris Bronson Morrill Award
Fleur de Lis Award
Mary Maxwell Gates Award
The Mary Shuham Dore Kappa Kappa Gamma Award
This award is to be given by the Lake Washington Alumnae Association to a deserving Iota Province Kappa who has demonstrated Mary Dore’s exceptional Kourage, Karing and Generosity. If you would like to nominate a Kappa, please Contact Us for an application.
Mary’s life was forever changed when in 1961 her fourth child, Christine Marie Dore, succumbed to what became known as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. At the time there was no support or information for parents whose healthy children unexpectedly die in their cribs, but Mary’s unending compassion for others began to support other parents who had suffered the same tragedy. In time she began to question the lack of information or what could be done to prevent this from happening. The following year she and other SIDS parents formed the SIDS Foundation of Washington and began campaigning to pass a bill in the State Senate mandating that all children under the age of 3 years who die from SIDS must be autopsied under consistent conditions so as to study probable causes and possible preventive measures. In 1963 this bill was passed and research began at the University of Washington, later at Children’s Hospital.
Mary’s husband, Fred Dore, a State Senator, later a judge on the State Supreme Court, was a valued ally in the quest for recognition of SIDS, then in lobbying for an international convention held in Seattle in 1969 wherein SIDS was finally classified as a real disease. In 1974 there was federal legislation passed to provide funds for local communities to establish programs for parents to cope with these tragedies. Mary’s efforts in King County ultimately served as a model for the rest of the nation. By 1975 the research into SIDS finally began to gain national funding and national interest in research.
Mary’s compassion compelled her to push relentlessly to find the causes of SIDS, prevention of SIDS and to help parents who had lost an infant. In the process she became known as a “disturber of the peace”, for she never gave up her quest to help others. In later years she served on the grief council of her church, again to help people cope with tragedy even beyond that of SIDS.
In addition to Mary’s huge accomplishment with SIDS and her commitment to her local and national community, her life revolved around her husband and precious family of five remaining children, later ten grandchildren. She was a mentor for her children and others, a catalyst among her neighbors who never hesitated to speak her mind, always with consideration for others. During the last year of her life she was courageous in facing her deteriorating health and never wavered in her grasp on life.
This award is to reflect a candidate’s perseverance in pursuing a goal which betters her own community or a much larger one. It is to reflect Mary’s courage in stepping out of her comfort zone, becoming a disturber of the peace and coping with adversity along the way. As well, it is to reflect Mary’s unending caring toward others and her generosity in time and, perhaps resources, given to such an endeavor.
Congratulations to our past recipients: Tracy Crail
HOW TO APPLY?
This award will be given by the Lake Washington Association and is accompanied by a certificate and a silver plated pedestal cake platter, to be held until the selection of the next recipient. The President of Lake Washington will appoint a committee, approved by the members, to select a candidate from Iota Province at large. The award will be presented by a Lake Washington representative at the Province Convention every two years or when there is a qualified nominee.
Lake Washington Alumnae Association of KKG
Servicing the Eastside Community of Seattle, Washington
(i.e. Bellevue, Bothell, Kirkland, Issaquah, Mercer Island, Newcastle, Redmond, Renton)