Kim Stoakes presented with Hy-Vee Ronald D. Pearson Citizenship Award

Kim Stoakes, Pharmacy Manager at the Webster City Hy-Vee, has earned the Hy-Vee Ronald D. Pearson Citizenship Award for her dedication to giving back to the community.

Stoakes earned this honor by volunteering 250 plus hours of service through Hy-Vee’s Ronald D. Pearson Citizenship Program, which encourages part-time and full-time Hy-Vee employees to give back to their communities through volunteer work.

“The Ronald D. Pearson Citizenship Program encourages employees to take their helpful smiles out of the store and into their neighborhoods to build stronger, more vital communities where we live and work,” said Dale Mitchell, the Webster City Hy-Vee store director. “We are proud of Kim for exhibiting Hy-Vee’s core values of helpfulness, friendliness and dedication.”

Stoakes volunteered with over 383 hours with a variety of organizations listed below:

Webster City Free Clinic & Free Clinic of Iowa

  • One of three people who helped create the Webster City Free Clinic

Serves on the Board of Directors for the Webster City Free Clinic

  • Served on the Advisory Board

Volunteers pharmacy services

Fort Dodge Parks and Recreation

Coached youth girls basketball in a competitive league

Coached a 4th 5th grade girls basketball

Coached 2nd grade boys basketball

Ames Girls Softball

Youth Coach for girls softball and all that this entails

Webster City Community Schools

Co-coordinator of the high school football parents organization

Hamilton County Hospice

Guest speaking events for:

Iowa Retired School Personnel Association

Crestview Wellness Center

Webster County Retired Teachers Association

LifeServe Blood Center donates during blood drives

Stoakes was recognized in a ceremony at the company Career Day on July 7, 2015. She will also be recognized locally in an event with Family, Friends and Co-workers.

The Ronald D. Pearson Citizenship Program is named after Hy-Vee’s second chairman, CEO and president, Ron Pearson, who established the Hy-Vee fundamentals: helpful, friendly, honest, respectful and dedicated.