2021 Alan Goodenow Memorial Award for Outstanding Service goes to Family Life Church
In 2005 the Citizen of the year award was renamed the Alan Goodenow Award for Outstanding Service to the community to honor Mr. Goodenow for enriching the lives of some many Warsaw Residents. This award is given annually to a Warsaw area citizen who shows outstanding commitment and service to the Warsaw Community. This year we had 4 names that were submitted to us anonymously by Chamber members. The choice making is very tough as we have so many outstanding people in our community that give 100% of themselves. Our winner this year is actually a group. This group was chosen due to the service and generosity of their time and contributions to the local community that have allowed so many events and projects to be completed thanks to their generosity. They create free community events open to all. They sponsor youth events within the community when funding is needed. They support youth projects such as Boy Scout Eagle, for example one of the benches in the park by the tennis courts. The support the Youth bureau in it’s mission to create events and culture without our community as well. This award does not even touch on the individual volunteering that the members of the group are part of with our Town and local Not for Profits like the YMCA. The Warsaw Chamber of Commerce is happy to present this year Alan Goodenow Award for Outstanding Service to Family Life Church.
About the Alan Goodenow Memorial Award …
In a ceremony on March 31, 2005 the Citizen of the Year Award was renamed the Alan Goodenow Award for Outstanding Service to the Community to honor Mr. Goodenow for enriching the lives of so many Warsaw residents.
In addition to his job at Primerica Financial Services, Mr. Goodenow was a dedicated coach for Warsaw’s soccer and wrestling teams. He was an active member of the Warsaw Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors and was especially involved in organizing the annual Oktoberfest that was a favorite Chamber event for many years. He had served in the US Army in Germany and was in the National Guard from 1981-2000. He was a devoted husband; his widow, Charlotte Goodenow, accepted that award on his behalf and shared with those assembled that “Al was able to see great things in people. He was always able to see potential, even when you couldn’t.”
This award is given annually to a Warsaw area citizen who has shown outstanding commitment and service to the Warsaw community.