NEW ULM - The Sertoma Club of New Ulm held its annual Service to Mankind Award Banquet on Thursday. The club honored Chris Rosenhamer for her continued volunteer work in the community.
Rosenhamer received the nomination for the award from Kara Carlson.
Carlson said that Rosenhamer often went unnoticed for her work with various organizations and deserved to be recognized. Carlson highlighted Rosenhamer's work with Mothers of Pre-schoolers (MOPS). Rosenhamer, a charter member of MOPS, is one of the few volunteers to return after graduating from the program to help others. "There is a lot moms in this town that have benefitted from her service and her love in that organization," Carlson said.
Staff photo by Clay Schuldt
Chris Rosenhamer, third from left, was presented the Service to Mankind Award on Thursday evening at the New Ulm Country Club. She is shown with her children, (from left) Allison, Michelle, Daniel, Anthony and her husband Dave.
Marlys Zetah told of Rosenhamer's work organizing the annual Crop Walk to raise money to combat hunger. The 2014 Crop Walk helped raised $8,000.
Tammy Goodall described her friend Rosenhamer as hard working and self-less.
Upon receiving the award Rosenhamer said that when she initially learned of her nomination she planned to decline the award, feeling others were more worthy. However, Rosenhamer reconsidered and decided to dedicate the award to her family saying that her husband Dave and her children, Allison, Michelle, Daniel and Anthony, make it possible for her to be an active volunteer.