Friday, August 25, 2017

Promise seeks nominations for Addink Community Service Award

SIOUX CENTER – Volunteers are the lifeblood of northwest Iowa communities.

They fuel the engines of churches, schools and community organizations. Their passions spark life into programs and projects.

That’s why Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center recognizes an individual, or family, every year with the Addink Community Service Award.
Jayne and Rod Hofmeyer, founders of
the Zestos ministry, were the honorees
of the Addink Community Service Award
at Promise Community Health Center's
"An Evening of Promise" in 2016.

Promise now is accepting nominations for this year’s honoree. The deadline to submit a nomination is Sept. 17.

“We feel it’s important to recognize a person or family through our annual community service award because unselfish giving and volunteerism are essential elements if we are to deliver the promise of a healthier community,” said Nancy Dykstra, executive director of Promise. “Unselfish giving inspires others to serve, making our community and our world a better place for all.”

The award will be presented at Promise Community Health Center’s ninth annual celebration event on Thursday, Nov. 2, at Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center. The honoree will be notified prior to the event and will be recognized publicly.

The Addink Community Service Award was created in 2012 to recognize one individual, or family, who has made a positive impact on the community through volunteerism. The award is named after Ken and Barb Addink of Sioux Center in recognition of their lifetime of involvement in community activities. In particular, their volunteer service was instrumental in establishing dental services at Promise.

The award recognizes and honors an exceptional individual or family that makes volunteerism and community service a way of life. The award recipient exemplifies the best in volunteeringa sense of caring and responsibility for others, for the betterment of the local community and for the greater world beyond.

Specifically, the winner will be someone who:
  • Gives freely and unselfishly of their time to community activities;
  • Inspires others to serve and acts as a role model;
  • Has a positive impact upon the direction and success of community projects, programs or individuals;
  • Improves the lives of others.

Anyone can nominate a person, or family, for the award. Anyone except for a Promise employee, current board member or immediate family member of an employee or board member  is eligible to receive the award. Nominations will remain on file for three years.

To fill out an online nomination form, visit this link. For a paper form, click on this link. To have a nomination form emailed or mailed to you, contact Derrick Vander Waal at 712-722-1700 or

For more information about the award, read the full criteria.

Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center is the only Federally Qualified Health Center serving the far northwest corner of Iowa. Promise provides medical, prenatal, dental, vision and behavioral health services. To learn more, visit and watch this video. To read more Promise news, visit

Promise Community Health Center’s ninth annual “An Evening of Promise” Celebration and Fundraiser is slated for Thursday, Nov. 2, at Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center. The event will feature a catered dinner, entertainment and presentation of the Addink Community Service Award.