The Rye City Lions Club announced that Joe Murphy has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the James A. and Marian M. Shea Community Service Award.
The Rye City Lions Club announced that Joe Murphy has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the James A. and Marian M. Shea Community Service Award. The award was established in 2003 to recognize an individual who lives or works in the Rye community, who has contributed to enhancing the lives of its citizens by volunteering services of an outstanding nature.
Joe Murphy has served as a volunteer for many local organizations, most notably with Marian Shea on behalf of Rye senior citizens. With Mrs. Shea, he co-founded the Rye Senior Advocacy Committee, which was established by the City Council in 2002 to offer information, advice, and links to services to seniors.
He also served on the Rye Conservation Commission from 1999-2009, including as chair from 2003-2009. For many years, he served on the board of the Friends of Rye Nature Center, helping guide the evolution of that group and their current management of the Nature Center.
Mr. Murphy is also a former Commander of Rye’s American Legion Post 128, and a former member of the Rye City School District Board of Education, and the City of Rye Finance Advisory Committee.
The annual award will be presented November 9 at the 85th Anniversary Charter Night Gala Dinner of the Rye City Lions Club at American Yacht Club. For tickets, contact Dave Heller, Secretary/Treasurer, at Dheller813@aol.com or 967-7041.