Anne Nesbit received the 2019 Star Award for her charity of choice, the Gig Harbor & Key Peninsula Suicide Prevention Coalition. 
 
Anne was chosen by Rotary North to receive its annual Service Above Self Award. She was honored during the 10th Annual Rotary Star Awards dinner at the Canterwood Golf Club on February 1, 2019. The annual event, sponsored by the three Gig Harbor Rotary Clubs, raises funds for local charities designated by the honorees.
 
As an active member of the Suicide Prevention Coalition and Volunteer Firefighter Battalion Chief, Anne has been trained in suicide prevention and understands the importance of suicide awareness. Anne also serves as the executive director of Key Peninsula Free Clinic, works as a teacher trainer for the statewide public school mental health curriculum, speaks to students about suicide and youth violence prevention, and is a Safe Sitter class instructor.
 
Anne was joined at the dinner by her son, daughter, parents and a large contingent  of friends from the Key Peninsula. Honorees chosen by the other two Rotary clubs included Danna Webster, whose donation benefitted the Key Peninsula Community Council, and Guy Hoppen, for the Gig Harbor BoatShop. 
 
Anne was nominated for the award by club member Bob Anderson. The award was presented by by President Lou Melendez and District Governor Craig Gillis. 
 
 
 
Member Joe Urvina presented the check for the Coalition at a subsequent Rotary North meeting.