Three to receive humanitarian awards
August 23, 2005
Longtime South Shore resident Joy Rothschild will receive the Friends of Patrick Bennett Humanitarian Award at the Riva Grill AIDS Benefit that takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday.
Rothschild is a case manager for Court Appointed Special Advocates that matches volunteers with children who are in the judicial system.
“The volunteers act as surrogate parents, mentors and friends,” Rothschild said.
Patty Timmens, a founding member of the Friends of Patrick Bennett, which produces the Riva Grill event, said, “Joy’s love of children goes far beyond her job. As an active member with Global Volunteers she has helped children in such far off places as Costa Rica, Crete, the Cook Islands and most recently, Peru.”
Global Volunteers has been serving communities around the world for 20 years. Volunteers pay their own way for what is essentially a working vacation.
“I have taught English, remodeled a library system, worked with at- risk kids and in an orphanage,” said Rothschild, a resident of South Lake Tahoe for 22 years. “I love it. It’s a great way to immerse yourself immediately into a different culture and it encourages understanding between peoples.”
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“I am so deeply honored to receive this award,” she said. “I had the privilege of knowing Patrick Bennett and receiving a humanitarian award which bears his name is very special to me.”
“How Joy Rothschild has lived her entire life is a perfect example of service to others,” said Don Regis-Bilar of the Friends of Patrick Bennett. “She is a remarkable woman whose life has positively affected many and the humanitarian award is well-deserved.”
The Tahoe Daily Tribune will be receiving the Friends of Patrick Bennett Humanitarian Award for a Business. “Without the Tribune’s supportive coverage of our events, they could not have been so successful,” said Kathleen Farrell of the Friends of Patrick Bennett.
Receiving the business award at the Riva Grill event will be the Tribune’s Community Editor, Nancy Oliver Hayden. “I will be very pleased to accept this award on behalf of the Tahoe Daily Tribune. The Tribune is a community newspaper and the Friends of Patrick Bennett is an important part of our community, as was Patrick himself,” Hayden said.
Brad Winans will be posthumously recognized at the Riva Grill AIDS Benefit in a special tribute which was planned prior to his sudden death on Friday.
“Brad was a person who touched thousands of South Shore residents’ lives by his being a very active member of the Tahoe community,” Sue Barton of the Friends of Patrick Bennett said. “His being candid about living with AIDS gave the disease a very real human face which we came to know and love. It’s an honor to honor him with this tribute.”
Brad Winan’s mother, Dottie Winans Miller, will be accepting the award of recognition on her son’s behalf.
The Riva Grill AIDS Benefit features food, beverage, a silent auction, a live auction, a raffle and a dance to the bands Get Kyle and The Coy.
Tickets are $30 and are available at both chambers of commerce. Tickets are limited.
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