The Rye Lions Club invites nominations of deserving individuals for consideration to receive the James A. and Marian M. Shea Community Service Award.
The Rye Lions Club invites nominations of deserving individuals for consideration to receive 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.
The award was previously named as the James A. Shea Community Service Award in honor of James A. Shea, a past Club President and outstanding community citizen who served as President of the Board of Trustees of the Rye library. With unanimous approval the name was changed with the recent death of Club member Marian Shea, wife of the late James Shea. Marian was a tireless volunteer and a past recipient of the award. She was known for her work with SPRYE, a group helping seniors to age in place.
Nomination forms may be obtained by calling 925-8276. Completed forms should be sent to P.O. Box 633, Rye, NY 10580. The deadline for nominations is September 30. Nominations must demonstrate how the nominee’s volunteerism has improved the quality of life in Rye and how the nominee serves as a role model in the community.
The award will be presented November 9 at the Charter Night Gala Dinner at the American Yacht Club.