Rosalie Spencer, of Rolla, was one of 34 winners of the Missouri Lieutenant Governor’s Senior Service Award. Lt. Governor Peter Kinder presented the awards Tuesday at a luncheon for the winners and their guests outside his office in the Capitol.
Rosalie Spencer, of Rolla, was one of 34 winners of the Missouri Lieutenant Governor’s Senior Service Award.
Lt. Governor Peter Kinder presented the awards Tuesday at a luncheon for the winners and their guests outside his office in the Capitol.
Spencer was nominated by Alfaye Jackson, chief executive officer of H.O.P.E. Inc. in Rolla, where Spencer has served on the board and as a volunteer for the past two and a half years.
H.O.P.E. is a faith-based, holistic not-for-profit organization that provides safe housing, prevention programs, education and training to homeless and at-risk youth.
“Due to the unselfish, relentless, God-trusting and loving woman that Rosalie is, more than 50 youth and their families have received support services from H.O.P.E.,” said Jackson in her nomination. “We at H.O.P.E. realize how very blessed we are to have Rosalie on our team.”
Kinder recited some of the projects Spencer has been involved with at H.O.P.E.
“Through her hard work, she has recruited other board members, orchestrated a project to add live-in staff’s quarters, been responsible for furniture donations, personally worked on upkeep of the home and recently planned a weekend retreat for eight of the homeless children served by the H.O.P.E. home,” he said.
Kinder presented Spencer with an official declaration and a Senior Service Award lapel pin at a ceremony in the Capitol. Kinder has given Senior Service Awards every year since he took office in 2005.
“Rosalie Spencer sets an example for all Missourians with her willingness to serve homeless and at-risk youth in Rolla,” Kinder said. “Her selfless service is an inspiration to all who know her.”