A look back at the 2006 Ruhkala Award Recipients


The 2020 Ruhkala Awards are open for nominations now through Sunday, Feb. 9. Not sure who you should nominate? Take a look back at the recipients from 2006 for inspiration!

These 2006 Ruhkala Award recipients contributed to the betterment of the Rocklin community and left a positive mark.

Billy Radakovitz was selected for the Individual Award for his efforts coordinating and overseeing the Woodside Neighborhood Entryway Renovation Project. Radakovitz lead the way in renovating the entryway for the Woodside neighborhood at Pacific Street. He began working on the project in June 2005, and it was completed in November.

Tri-City Little League, the oldest youth sports volunteer program in Rocklin, was honored with the Group Award for its 46 years of service and support to area youngsters.  This organization is still making a difference today.

Dorothy Labudde was selected as the recipient of the Pioneer Award because of her decades of volunteering for several service club activities, being an advocate of the Rocklin Library, being a member of the Mountain Valley Library System advisory board, acting as a delegate to the State Library Conference for Community Advocacy, holding several offices in the Rocklin Historical Society, supporting the Literacy Support Council and being active on the Rocklin High School bond committee.