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Roger Bouck - A Life Filled with Service

March, 2009 marked the passing of a truly great Sno-King Bluebill, Roger Bouck, whose contributions to the chapter, the greater Bluebills organization, and the community at large were immeasurable.  A tribute to Roger’s life can be found by clicking here.


Lovell and Roger Bouck

Bob Krull – 1st Roger Bouck Volunteerism in Action Award - Sept 2009

Established in 2009 by United Way of Snohomish County in memory of Roger Bouck, this award recognizes an individual or organization that demonstrates visible support for volunteerism during the award year; shows results achieved in promoting volunteerism, mobilizing volunteers or increasing the community’s ability to mobilize and engage volunteers; and has a community-wide focus.

Bob Krull, present Sno-King Chapter Chairman, has spent a lifetime helping others, beginning at age 7 when he walked a mile to the store then trundled home groceries in his wagon for two elderly neighbors. From that simple beginning, this native Washingtonian developed increasingly innovative and enduring ways to mobilize the caring power of volunteers.

“The whole idea is to set these programs up and they run.” Krull said.

While at Boeing, Bob ran the employee campaign for then CEO Frank Shrontz and served as the liaison the United Way of America, during which time the company won the national Spirit of America award. He was also the impetus behind the Community Connections program, United Way at Work and the retired Boeing employee volunteers (Boeing Bluebills)

He retired in 1995 after 37 years at Boeing, only to increase the pace of his community involvement, which has included serving with Special Olympics, as a peer counselor for Senior Services, a state Ombudsman for the elderly, a mediator for the Better Business Bureau, chairman of the SnoKing Bluebills, a Master Gardener volunteer, volunteering for Eastside Domestic Violence Program, and on the boards of RSVP and Elder & Adult Day Services.


Rose Johnson – 2nd Roger Bouck Volunteerism in Action Award - Aug 2010

At an Aqua Sox ball game near the end of their season, Rose Johnson, First Vice-Chairman of Sno-King Bluebills, was the recipient of the 2010 Roger Bouck Award for “Volunteerism in Action", awarded by the United Way for her unwavering commitment to building a culture of volunteerism. She is the 2nd recipient of this award, with Bob Krull being the first in 2009.


Rose Johnson (in the red coat) is shown during the cermonies at an Everett Aquasox game in August 2010, where she was recognized with the 2010 Roger Bouck Volunteerism in Action Award given by the Snohomish Chapter of the United Way.

Pictured above left, Rose poses with State Representative John McCoy of the 38th District, who congratulated her on her commitment to volunteerism.

Directly above, Rose is shown with Carol Nelson (left) representing Cascade Bank, sponsor of the Volunteer Recognition Night event, Kim Pasteca, Director of 777 manufacturing at Boeing and also Chairwoman of the Board of the United Way of Snohomish County, and Carl Zapora (right), CEO of United Way of Snohomish County.

In the photo at the left, Rose receives the first pitch baseball she had just thrown, as a souvenir of the night. Reportedly, Rose threw a strike, and threw it so fast that she was too quick for the photographer.



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