EAST HAMPTON—For the 16th
year, the East Hampton Village Lions Club is again conducting their search for
East Hampton’s Citizen of the Year. If
you know of an individual who has made a difference in the East Hampton community throughout their lives, you may nominate them for the 2013 East
Hampton Citizen of the Year. Nomination
letters describing the individual and their accomplishments may be forwarded within
the next month to: East Hampton Village
Lions Club, P.O. Box 14, East Hampton, CT 06424. The club will accept nominations until
December 12, 2012.
For the past two years the nominee
is also nominated for the Connecticut Lion’s District 23-C Humanitarian Award. The Village Lions was honored by
having their nominee, Joan Youngs, chosen from dozens of candidates as the grand prize winner of eastern Connecticut’s regional Humanitarian Award, representing four Connecticut counties and approximately 33 Lions Clubs in the District. This year the Village Lions Club also plans
to submit the town nominee to the District’s recognition program for 2013.
The club’s Citizen of the Year Committee will choose the worthy citizen.
Past recipients include people who make a difference in our town such as selfless volunteers, public servants, town committee members, members or auxiliary
members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. The Village Lions have also recognized
members of community service organizations such as the Rotary Clubs International, Chatham Historical Society, High School Music Booster Club, Boy
Scouts of America, American Red Cross and coordinators of local Food and Fuel Banks.
The award winner’s name will be
added to the list of outstanding citizens on the plaque at the East Hampton Public Library. Previous recipients
include Charles Nichols, Gladys Smith, Emma Prince, Ronald Christopher, Monica Murray, Frederick Everett, Joseph Becker, Eugene Hubbard, Ray Krupa, Cindy
Sorvillo Baloga, Dennis Erickson, Dennic Ingraham, Sr., JoAnn Ewing, Robert “Red” McKinney, and this year’s 2012
recipient, Joan Youngs.
The East Hampton Village Lions Club
awards each recipient with a personal plaque for their home and invites them to a dinner in their honor. In addition to recognizing them at the Connecticut Lions recognition banquet, the committee will honor this year’s recipient on a more personal level, this spring.
Anyone with question about the
program please contact Teri at 860-670-3940 or ask a Village Lions member.