Mordecai honored for volunteer service

ALAMOSA — Julie Mordecai has been selected as Woman of the Year for 2017. On Sept. 8th, Woman’s Citizenship Club of Alamosa met to honor her efforts and learn more about some of the work she has done in the past and ways she continues to promote and help Alamosa today.

Members unanimously selected Mordecai for her many creative and valuable ways of service to the community. The club has named a Woman of the Year since 1994.

Mordecai has been involved with non-profits in various ways for 28 years. She directed the Boys and Girls Club of Alamosa for five years followed by five years as state director, set up Milagros Coffee House for La Puente, and was capital campaign manager for Tu Casa’s Child Advocacy Center.

In the past, she volunteered for Alamosa Uptown River Association, helped to set up the Alamosa Live Music Association and assisted the Alamosa Tourism Board with designing a marketing plan.

Today, Mordecai is Director of the Rio Grande Farm Park. This project has brought together town and farm interests in wonderful ways. Many from the Guatemalan community along with other gardeners actually raise bountiful crops of vegetables there. Weekend activities often draw families to the Rio Grande for paddle boating, exercise and special entertainment.

Woman’s Citizenship Club President Arvilla Weldon said, “Julie truly exemplifies ‘living the volunteer spirit’ and we are proud to have her as our Woman of the Year!”

Woman’s Citizenship Club is a member of the Colorado Federation of Women’s Clubs and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. Since its beginning in the 1890s, the General Federation of Women’s Clubs continues to be one of the oldest and largest women’s service organizations in the world dedicated to community improvement through volunteer service.

Caption: President Arvilla Weldon, left, presents the GFWC Woman’s Citizenship Club 2017 Woman of the Year award to Julie Mordecai, who has spent many years working and volunteering for community causes in Alamosa. Courtesy photo