Betsy volunteers her time and talent for six different organizations by fundraising, serving as a greeter, working on special projects and unselfishly donating her time and energy.  She has served as secretary, vice president and president of her service organization.  She works tirelessly and always promotes and supports causes that benefit others.  She is an example to those whose lives she has touched.  It is my honor to present this year’s Ambassador Award to Elizabeth (Betsy) Fisher of the Phoenixville Women’s Club.

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Community Activities

          The Clinic – 7 years

          Phoenixville Hospital Volunteer – 7 years

          Phoenixville Women’s Club – 10 Years

          St. Luke United Church of Christ – Lifelong

          Phoenixville Candlelight Holiday House Tour – 3 years

          2008 InterService Ambassador Award Dinner Co-Chair – 1 year

          Nine Oaks Swim Club – founding member w/ late husband.


Brief Statement

The Clinic – volunteers time & talent in office and active in fundraising activities.  Serves uninsured in Phoenixville area.  Unselfishly donating time and energy.

Phoenixville hospital – desk duties, fundraising, special projects, lobby greeter and hospital thrift shop.

Has served as president, vice president and secretary of the Women’s Club working actively and tirelessly to support the goals of the club in education, civic and social issues.

In all activities, she works tirelessly and willingly always promoting and supporting causes to help others.

She has served as an example to those whose lives she has touched.  Her life has been dedicated to helping others.


Recipient Qualifications

In whatever volunteer task she does, it is done professionally and with respect for others.  An example for everyone to follow.  A positive force and true ambassador in the Phoenixville area community.


The following is reprinted from the web site of The Phoenix with permission of Dennis Wright of the Journal Register News Service.

Betsy Fisher named 2009 Ambassador of the Year


Journal Register News Service

PHOENIXVILLE — Elizabeth "Betsy" Fisher was named 2009 Ambassador Of The Year at the Phoenixville Interservice Club's 47th Annual Banquet at the Phoenixville Country Club Wednesday evening.

The banquet was hosted by the Chesmont Business and Professional Women's Club.

Before giving out the award, Donna Weinstein of Chesmont BPW announced the four nominees — Shelley Danielle (Phoenixville Jaycees), Louise Vance (Soroptimist Club), Cindy Kerr (Pilot Club of Phoenixville) and Fisher (Phoenixville Women's Club).

This year's judges included Robb Frees, Reverend Linda S. Gruber, Reverend Cynthia Krommes, and Moira Mumma.

Fisher, who has been with the Women's Club for eight years, said she showed up for the dinner just as a representative.

"I didn't think there would be any nominees since Dot (Wood, 2008 Ambassador) won last year," Fisher said. "It's exhilarating and I'm still surprised. I had to give our speech because our president is ill. I wasn't prepared for any of this."

Although she lives in Upper Providence, Fisher said that all of her community work is done in Phoenixville.

"I liked what (the Women's Club) did so that's why I joined," she said. "When I did join, there was 88 members. We were doing a lot of great things."

Weinstein acknowledged previous ambassadors in attendance — David Frees Jr. (1973), Roger Rapp (1976), Peg Kelly Mcdonald (1988), Ken Wickstrom (1995), Ted Michaels (2000), Tammy Klotzbach (2007) and Dot Wood (2008).

During dinner, Valley Forge Christian College freshman Tom Kurtz performed several songs on his guitar.

Representatives from each club present, Chesmont Business Professional Women, Kimberton Lions, Pilot Club of Phoenixville, Phoenixville Jaycees, Phoenixville Kiwanis, Rotary Club of Phoenixville, Soroptimist International Club of Phoenixville, and Women's Club of Phoenixville, stood and briefly spoke about their clubs and upcoming events.

Towards the end of the banquet, raffle prizes were given away, and Karen Coldwell won $25, Dan Baer won $50, Sandra Larsen won $75 and the grand prize winner of a basket of cheer was Sally Drinkhouse.