Thursday, April 18, 2002

Some Good News

Awards for saving resources

        The Chevron-Texaco Co. of San Francisco is seeking nominations of individuals and organizations for the 48th Annual Conservation Awards.

        Six awards recognize individuals and organizations that make sustained commitments to the management and protection of natural resources, said Skip Rhodes, manager of community involvement.

        “Our hope is that by giving the awards to recognize the conservation efforts, it will inspire others to help protect our natural resources,” Mr. Rhodes said. Previous winners have contributed to the creation of wildlife refuges and preserves, the protection of species, the establishment of park and recreation areas, and the overall heightening of environmental awareness, Mr. Rhodes said.

        He said there have been two winners from Cincinnati, Dr. Clarence Tarzell in 1962 and Richard and Lucille Durrell in 1974.

        To obtain a nomination package with program details and an application form, visit or call 415-894-7040.

        Deadline for nominations is May 17.

        Honorees will receive $10,000, a round-trip airfare for two to Houston and two nights' lodging.

        Since the awards program started in 1954, 1,000 volunteers, professionals and organizations have been honored.

        Four officers of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department will receive awards at 1 p.m. today during the Rotary Club of Cincinnati's first “Sheriff Recognition Day” at the Omni Netherland Hotel downtown.

        The honorees are: Patrol Officer Paul J. Nabor, Valor Award; Cpl. Peter J. Enderle, Superior Achievement Award; Lt. Gregory D. Shelley, Career Enhancement Award and Chief Deputy Sean D. Donovan, Administration Award.

        Rotary Club President John Neuhart said the club was proud to host the event.

        “The men and women who serve and protect our city on a daily basis deserve our thanks and appreciation for their commitment to our community,” Mr. Neuhart said.

        The Rotary Club of Cincinnati has more than 500 members.

        Allen Howard's “Some Good News” column runs Sunday-Friday. If you have suggestions about outstanding achievements, or people who are uplifting to the Tristate, let him know at 768-8362, at or by fax at 768-8340.


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