Volunteer of the Month

October 2019

McLongstreet’s named Volunteers of the Month

SANDPOINT – The Chamber names yet another husband and wife duo as their Volunteers of the Month.  Please join them in applauding the volunteer efforts of Scott & Barbara McLongstreet; the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce October Volunteers of the Month.

If you don’t know the McLongstreet’s head down to Idaho Pour Authority on a Wednesday night where you will find them sipping on a beer and chatting with the other regulars.  When they are not at IPA, they are busy living up to the volunteer culture of Sandpoint.  For their family members:  this means helping one niece with yard work and helping the other by babysitting her three children.

Outside of their family, there is no end to their acts of generosity.  For the chamber alone,  they have helped assemble hundreds of Beerfest Pretzel necklaces, directed traffic during the Winter Carnival parade, painted walls at the Visitor Center, boxed t-shirts for the Paradise Fire survivors, served food and made a trophy for the inaugural Mac & Cheese event, and volunteered at the Cinco de Mayo fundraiser for Leadership Sandpoint.

Around the community they have organized a BBQ and silent auction for a child fighting cancer, collected Christmas donations for a women’s shelter, and helped with the Selkirk Association of Realtor’s Giving Tree.   In addition, they have participated in events benefiting Kanisku Land Trust’s Pine Street Woods, Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, Angels Over Sandpoint, Panhandle Animal Shelter, the Flower Basket Sponsorship campaign and so many more!

The McLongstreet’s personal volunteer philosophy is: “If we see someone in need of help, and we have the ability to do so, we should lend a hand.  Whether it be friend, family member, neighbor, a stranger, a group or organization, or even an animal.  Help shovel a driveway, rake up leaves, fix things that need fixing, pick up apples, watch the kids, help with a move, clean gutters…. it’s the little things.”

Their motto:  Be kind to one another.  Try to live your life like Mr. Rogers would.

We couldn’t agree more.  The Great Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce is honored to recognize Scott & Barbara McLongstreet as the October Volunteers of the Month.  Thank you for your service to the Sandpoint Community.

Membership Specialist & Office Manager Ricci Witte presents Barbara & Scott McLongstreet with the Volunteer of the Month honor at the General Membership Luncheon on October 10th.

Volunteer of the Month 2019

VOM 2018-2017

December 2018:  Ken Wood | October 2018:  Selkirk Fire Rescue & EMS | September 2018:  Justin Dick | August 2018:  Mack Deibel |  July 2018: CHAFE 150 Committee | June 2018: Matt Gillis | May 2018:  Kathy Chambers | January 2018:  Deanna Harris & The Downtown Shopping District | December 2017: Judy & Tom Dabrowski | November 2017: Sharon and Jamie Bistadeau |  October 2017:  Connie Taylor |  September 2017:  Jim Zuberbuhler  | August 2017:  Clem Hackworthy | July 2017:  Michele Murphree | May 2017: Dr. Mark Cochran | April: Steve Sanchez | March 2017: Bob Witte | February 2017: Corey Coon

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