The Warwick Rotary Club is seeking nominations for the 2017-18 Citizen of the Year award. A letter outlining the accomplishments and reasons for the nomination can be mailed to the Warwick Town Supervisor, 132 Kings Hwy., Warwick NY 10990 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for nominations is Fri., Sept. 1.
For the first time since 1999, members of the Warwick Valley Rotary Club are eligible to be nominated. Rotary, a service organization of local community-minded men and women, are sponsoring the annual event. Stan Martin and Leo Kaytes, Sr., both former Warwick Rotary presidents, are co-chairing the event. Ten years ago, they were instrumental in restarting the “Warwick Citizen of the Year” program which was inaugurated in 1968 by the now defunct Warwick Jaycees.
“There are so many local residents who deserve recognition for making this a quality place to live,” said Martin. “These volunteers have demonstrated a commitment to community service over an extended period of time.”
Kaytes pointed out that there were so many qualified nominations in recent years that two additional persons will be recognized with “Outstanding Community Service Awards.”
Claire Gabelmann, a community volunteer with a passion for helping children, was named 2016-17 Citizen of the Year. George McManus and George Arnott earned Outstanding Community Service Award honors last year.
The awards dinner will be held on Wed., Oct. 25 at the Landmark Inn, located at 526 Rte. 94 in Warwick.