The Long Term Service Award goes to an individual who has exhibited, over time, commitment to a service or project, or for an individual who contributed to multiple activities or projects over a significant period of time.

Almuth Soffee was presented with the Long Term Service Award for the 2018-19 church year. Almuth is a UW Master Gardener and is UUCW’s outdoor campus expert. She is dedicated to environmental causes and exhibits her commitment through volunteering many hours on the Earth Ministry Committee, planning, leading others in cleanup efforts, weeding flower beds, leading buckthorn control and related projects.

Almuth has been a dependable member of the choir for years, serving the church through music ministry for Sunday services, small groups and special events. She plans and leads family movie and potluck events which have been popular on Friday nights and has been on various committees, including the Nominating Committee and the Committee on Ministry. She is active in Wellspring as a member of small groups and in advocating for Wellspring activities.

She is also on the Build 2020 Task Force, helping to plan for the future of our congregation.

Outside of UUCW, Almuth is a docent at Retzer Nature Center with fellow member Jerry Strong. The educational and recreational events they have facilitated there have been a valuable asset to our church community.

Almuth was nominated for this year’s Long Term Award by Susan Endes:

“I’d like to nominate Almuth… because she has shown excellence, initiative and commitment to UUCW consistently over the years since becoming a member. She has been generous with her time and effort and tireless in her work for our congregation. Almuth is an optimistic, community-minded UUCW member who deserves to be recognized for her above-and-beyond leadership and participation in the life of our congregation with this award.”

For more information about the Annual Awards, contact David Feil.