Ellen Usry has been named the Nancy Chess Award Winner by the Sooner Rotary Club.  Usry, an employee of the City of Norman, was recognized for her service to the club and in the community.  She annually coordinates the club's participation in the Secret Santa program and is active in the county-wide program serving children in foster care.  She is a Paul Harris Fellow and Sustaining member.

The award is named for Nancy Chess, a former member of the club who worked tirelessly in the club and in the community.