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Kim Frost honored with Rotary Service Award

Recipient Kim Frost with her daughter Kimmy (Submitted photo)

MARQUETTE — The Rotary Club of Marquette recognizes one member annually with its Rotary Service Award. Kim Frost is this year’s recipient.

Given almost any task, she accomplishes it with ease and gets others to help with the tasks because of her enthusiasm and passion, according to a press release from the club.

The release went on to say: “She is very compassionate and caring of others, finding ways to help people in need, especially those who are struggling or down on their luck. Working for Lutheran Social Services, she will leave the house early or get home late to provide rides and organize housing, find jobs, and deliver food to those in need. She has also served as a foster parent and has been a court appointed guardian for over 10 people in recent years.”

Frost has been a most engaged parent and caretaker of her family, and has supported her children in their many varied activities as a soccer and hockey parent, 4-H leader, and home-school teacher.

With four children at home, she has also provided a loving and supportive home for several Rotary Youth Exchange students from around the world.

During Salvation Army bell ringing this year, she signed the whole family up to fill spots that were open.

She has served on multiple boards including the Rotary board, the Room at the Inn board, Marquette County 4-H Council, Teaching Family Homes and Superior Housing Solutions. She also learned special dance moves in order to perform and help raise funds during two “Dancing with our Stars” events, raising funds for the U.P. Hospice Foundation.

Two years ago, she stepped up to take over leadership for the RYE program, demonstrating how much she loves the program and the opportunity it provides to the youth and families to learn more about other countries and extend international friendship through Rotary.

Most recently, she organized activities during the pandemic in Marquette and Alger Counties for Homeless Awareness Week that were creative, compelling and safe. These activities put the community spotlight on the needs of the homeless in our area. As one of the organizers of the 12 Deeds of Christmas this year, she also helped continue and even expand the 12 Deeds during the pandemic.

Truly an outstanding, caring, capable and energetic Rotarian, the Marquette Rotary Club is pleased to recognize Kim Frost with the 2020 Rotary Service Award.

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