Community Support Award Recipients 2020

Each year Northern Columbus Kiwanis recognizes devoted community volunteers. Our club is pleased to announce that this service award is sponsored by the Spotlight. In 2020 Northern Columbus honored three outstanding individuals, Cheri Alexander, Martha Ratliff and Erin Bauer, who volunteered with multiple organizations supporting schools, veterans, homeless persons, and animals. As part of this honor Northern Columbus Kiwanis made donations to nonprofit organizations designated by the CSA winners. 

Meet the 2020 Community Support Award winners!

Cheri Alexander. 2020 Community Support Award recipient.

Cheri Alexander, a Clintonville resident, and described as gentle and nurturing, received the 2020 CSA for her involvement with Pets Without Parents, the Chillicothe Veterans Medical Center and HOPE Resource Center. Cheri’s efforts also include making blankets for children in foster care, and sewing bags filled personal items for women who are victims of trafficking and domestic violence.

Erin Bauer, residing in Clintonville, is described as caring for the community and the kids. Erin received the 2020 CSA for volunteering with Clintonville Go Public, supporting Whetstone Pathway of Schools, serving on the Clinton Elementary School PTA and as a Girl Scout troop leader. Erin strongly supports the People’s Justice Project.

Erin Bauer. 2020 Community Support Award recipient.
Martha Ratliff. 2020 Community Support Award recipient.

Martha Ratliff, a Clintonville resident, described as welcoming and cheerful, received the CSA for volunteering at Clinton Heights Lutheran Church, where she has served as Chair of the Congregation and on the Church Council, and on the board of the Clintonville Woman’s Club. Martha also prepares and serves meals at the Faith Mission and supports Lutheran Social Services – CHOICES.