2006 'Service Above Self Award' Presented

The Angelina Rotary Club has named its newest 'Service Above Self' honoree.

Patrick Sanders is director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Deep East Texas. For 11 years, he's worked with East Texas kids as a teacher, mentor, and friend. Hundreds of students participate in the club's summer and after school programs led by Sanders and his volunteers.

Sanders said, "The children need positive role models. They need someone to be there for them and for me, I'm the positive person sometimes. My staff are the positive people and the constant person in their lives every day. They see us every day."

The Angelina Rotary Club donated $1,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs in Sander's honor. They also made a $1,000 donation to the Rotary Foundation on his behalf.