Beverly Lee to retire from FISH
April 8, 2014
Longtime volunteer Beverly Lee has announced her retirement as volunteer coordinator of the Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, effective June 30.
Lee has lived in Issaquah since 1985, except for two years when she lived in England. She first became a volunteer with FISH in 2002. In 2007, she began assisting with coordinating the volunteer component of the FISH program and assumed the role of volunteer coordinator in 2009.
Lee has brought wonderful innovations to the volunteer program including interviews to help place volunteers in the most appropriate position, and a mentor program that helps new volunteers get off to the best start.
“I hear many of our volunteers tell me how much they appreciate her warm and supportive personality,” Jane Kuechle, FISH executive director, wrote in a news release. “She cares deeply about each person and has created a wonderful welcoming atmosphere that comes across through our docents to the many visitors to the hatchery.”
Lee plans to travel more with her husband Darrell, get her garden in shape and “catch up on multiple projects,” she said in the release.
She also said the experience has been a lot of fun and she has made many good friends through her work with FISH.