The Lodi Boys and Girls Club is accepting nominations for its 2010 Lodi Community Hall of Fame. When choosing a local citizen for the Hall of Fame, judges consider the nominee's success, leadership and dedication in such areas as education, business, health care, athletics, arts, agriculture, government and community service.
The Boys and Girls Club is urging Lodi-area residents to think about friends and family members who should be nominated for the Hall of Fame.
"Everyone who does a lot for the community and has for a number of years should be recognized," said Barbara Brovelli, chairperson for the Hall of Fame dinner, in a press release.
To be eligible, a person must have lived within the Lodi Unified School District at some time. Nomination forms are available at the Lodi Boys and Girls Club, 244 Poplar St.; Lodi City Hall, 221 W. Pine St.; and the Lodi News-Sentinel, 125 N. Church St. The form can also be downloaded at www.lodinews.com/hof. Forms may be submitted to the Boys and Girls Club or the News-Sentinel. Deadline for nominations is July 21.
Past winners of the Hall of Fame:
1998: William Micke, agriculture; Ed DeBenedetti; Dr. Ken Mullen, education; Fred Weybret, business; Bud Sullivan, community service; Col. Daniel Walker, founding father; Dr. Walter Howen, health care.
1999: Lemoin Frey, founding father; John Giannoni Sr., athletics; Riney Bender, athletics; Robert Wheeler, business; Mabel Richey, government; Joan Nakashima, health care.
2000: Elvira Melby, education; Evelyn Olson, community service; Param Gill, health care; Dino Wallen, athletics; Randy Snider, government; Mike Crete, business; George Polenske.
2001: Ben Schaffer, business; Annette Vaccarezza-Murdaca, community service; Dr. Walter Riess, health care; Claude Brown, agriculture; Robert Mullen, government; Alice Reimche; Warren "Duffy" Lamb, founding father.
2002: Vicki VanSteenberg, business; Dennis Lewis, community service; Ralph Lea; Dr. Frank Johnson, health care; Ruth Surdez, arts.
2003: Dorean Rice, community service; Wayne Kildall, community service; Henry "Hank" Glaves, government; James Areida, education; Chester Locke; Bo Katzakian.
2004: John Borelli, business; Charlene Lange, arts; Joe Serna Jr., government; Mark Chandler, agriculture; Ted Heinrich, education.
2005: Israel Gershon Rosen, education; Norman King, health care; Jack Ellis Carter, business; John and Gail Kauts, agriculture; Carl Wishek Sr., community service.
2006: Tracy Williams, rising star; Dr. Pete Hetzner, health care; Rev. David Hill, community service; Bill and Carol Meehleis, community service; David Vaccarezza, business; Bud Woodworth, agriculture.
2007: Larry Hansen; Phil and Daphne Felde, community service; Leonard Thompson, agriculture; Ole Mettler, business; Jerald "Jerry" Kirsten, government; Donald Levy, education.
2008: Guy Wakefield, education; Bertram Bulkin, government; Barbara McWilliams, business; Jerry Fry, agriculture; Richard Jones, community service; Carol Marvel, arts.
2009: Bill Dauer, health care; John Ledbetter, agriculture; Frank Sasaki; Ivan Suess, community service; Robert Tan, arts.