Les Tupper Awards Honor Volunteers

First published in the Sept. 30 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

After a months-long delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the La Cañada Flintridge Coordinating Council held its 52nd annual Les Tupper Community Service Awards ceremony to honor individuals and organizations for their volunteer work.
The ceremony was held at Flintridge Preparatory School and the guest speaker for the evening was local resident Chris Erskine, a nationally known humor columnist and author.
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Les Tupper Award Winners to Be Honored Sept. 13

The annual Les Tupper Award recipients, whose names were released in early 2020 for the prestigious honor by the La Cañada Flintridge Coordinating Council, will finally be recognized at a ceremony after a 17-month delay.
Caroline Craven and Bill Pounders will be honored with individual Community Service Awards. Christie Crahan and the La Cañada Junior Women’s Club will receive the Special Service Award and David Baker has been selected as the Student Service Award recipient, which will be presented on Monday evening, Sept. 13. The event will be held at Flintridge Prep’s Norris Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m.

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Les Tupper Awards Nominations Open

Local residents are invited to nominate candidates for this year’s prestigious Les Tupper Awards. Each year since 1969, the La Cañada Flintridge Coordinating Council has presented awards to individuals, groups and students who have provided exemplary service to the La Cañada Flintridge community. These awards are named in honor of Les Tupper, a civic leader who cared deeply about education, youth and enhancing the quality of life in LCF.
Nominations may be submitted by individuals or organizations. Criteria for nominees include a “long-term and broad-based involvement in LCF community services,” a spokesman said. “Nominations cover the areas of education, youth activities, cultural pursuits, religious, business and civic or social services. Qualifications should include demonstrated leadership qualities and roles that bring positive recognition to themselves and to the LCF community.”
The categories are Individual Service Award, Student Service award, Organization Service Award and Special Service Award.
Nomination forms and detailed criteria are available on line at lcfcc.info. Nominations should be submitted by mail to LCF Coordinating Council, P.O. Box 264, LCF, 91012, or by email to LesTupper@lcfcc.net. Nomination forms are also available at the LCF City Hall, the Chamber of Commerce office and the library.
Nominations are due online by midnight or postmarked on or before Friday, Feb. 23. Fairness requires that there can be no exceptions.
The awards ceremony will be held on Monday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in JPL’s Von Karman Auditorium.
For more information, visit president@lcfcc.net.

Directory of Community Organizations Available Online

Coordinating Council staff includes Joe Thompson (left), Becky Gelhaar and Jeb Long.

The Directory of Community Organizations and Special Events for 2017-18 is now available online at lcfcc.info.
The directory, prepared annually by the Coordinating Council, provides an overview of the many organizations in La Cañada Flintridge that are members of the Coordinating Council.
The listing for each group includes contact person; the date, time and place of regular meetings; special events; and a brief description of services provided. In addition to organizations, the directory provides information about the city, schools and churches.
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Clarkson, Morton, Schwartz are Les Tupper Honorees

The 53rd annual Les Tupper Community Service Awards will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 10, at von Karman Auditorium at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Christie Clarkson, Sheri Morton and Victoria Schwartz will be honored with individual Community Service Awards; Kara Bradley and Shayna Goldstein are set to receive Student Service Awards; Janice SooHoo will be recognized with the Special Service Award and the Assistance League of Flintridge will receive the Organization Award.

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Candidates Debate Progress, Safety for Two Council Seats

The three candidates for two open La Cañada Flintridge City Council seats spent an evening together last week at a forum at Flintridge Prep seeking to distinguish themselves in the only debate ahead of the March 7 election.

OUTLOOK photo City Council candidates Dave Spence, Jonathan Curtis and Keith Eich shared their thoughts last week during a forum staged by the Coordinating Council at Flintridge Prep.
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City Council candidates Dave Spence, Jonathan Curtis and Keith Eich shared their thoughts last week during a forum staged by the Coordinating Council at Flintridge Prep.

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