We are pleased to announce commercial real estate broker Kerri Standerwick received the Rising Star award from the Rotary Club of Bend. She has been involved with the organization for just over a year. During the last year, Kerri has taken advantage of the opportunity to participate in service with like-minded business members in the community. She is currently serving as Chairperson for the 2017 Great Drake Park Duck Race coming up this weekend, Sunday, September 10th.
The motto for Rotary is “Service above Self,” and the organization focuses on the values of service, fellowship, diversity, integrity and leadership. The very essence of the organization meets with Kerri’s values, providing the expectation of coming together each week for the betterment of the world, locally and globally through action rather than discussion alone. According to Kerri, this culture of improvement “creates the path for all discussions, projects, and gatherings to take place in a more productive environment. Because of this, I believe Rotary builds a culture of friendship and not just a networking mentality.”
The upcoming Great Drake Park Duck Race is only one example of this local betterment. The event turns the sale of duck tickets into proceeds benefiting such local charities as Younity, Bethlehem Inn, Mountain Star Family Relief Nursery, The Center Foundation, DAWNS House, Grandma’s House of Central Oregon and Community Shower Truck. This is the 28th year for the Bend event, and has raised over $1.6 million for similar charitable organizations serving Central Oregon.
The last day to purchase Duck Tickets is Wednesday, September 6, 2017.