Thursday, August 23, 2018

Promise seeks nominations for Addink Community Service Award

SIOUX CENTER – Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center seeks nominations for this year’s Addink Community Service Award.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Sept. 15.

Barbara Top was the 2017 honoree of the
Addink Community Service Award.
The award will be presented during Promise Community Health Center’s 10th annual “An Evening of Promise” Celebration and Fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 18, at Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center. The honoree will be notified prior to the event and will be recognized publicly.

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,” said Derrick Vander Waal, public relations officer for Promise. “That’s why Promise Community Health Center recognizes someone with this honor every year. It’s always rewarding and inspiring to learn about the humble, dedicated and generous service that people offer to their communities.”

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 here. 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 here.

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

Promise Community Health Center’s 10th annual “An Evening of Promise” Celebration and Fundraiser is slated for Thursday, Oct. 18, at Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center. The event will feature entertainment by comedy mentalist Arthur Fratelli, a catered dinner and presentation of the Addink Community Service Award. Ticket sales will run through Oct. 10. To purchase tickets online, visit

The past recipients of the Addink Community Service Award are: