The Somerset Hills YMCA invites volunteer organizations in the community to recognize their own outstanding volunteers, and also to submit a nomination for the 2012 Millicent Fenwick Civic Award.
This annual award honors a citizen or organization in the Somerset Hills area for service to local, national or worldwide communities. The award will be presented at the YMCA's Volunteer Recognition Night at the Olde Mill Inn in Basking Ridge at an event from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15.
Nominations must be received by October 8, according to an announcement posted by the YMCA.
The award is named the Millicent Fenwick Civic Award because Fenwick, an American fashion writer, politician, diplomat and Bernardsville resident, was the award's first recipient, according to the YMCA. Her example best represents the service that the award recognizes, which is "appreciation of meritorious leadership and service representing the highest ideals of the YMCA."
Award criteria focus on a volunteer who gives meaningful service to the local, national and world communities; who demonstrates extraordinary leadership; who exemplifies caring, honesty, respect and responsibility; and, who has been committed to her/his volunteer efforts for a significant length of time.
To recognize a volunteer for your organization and/or to learn more about this award and the event, please contact Sylvia Velez, Director of Volunteer Services, at email@example.com or 908-766-7898 x530.