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UDC April 24 Awards Banquet

UDC HONORS: The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) held its 28th Annual Awards Ceremony on April 24 at Wolff’s 1910 Banquet Hall located at Tennanah Lake Golf and Tennis Club in the Town of Fremont, NY. Award recipients included, seated from left to right: Salvatore Lombardo of Tobyhanna, PA, Robin M. Daniels Memorial Lifesaving Award, shared with an absent Josh Turner; Nellie Burnham of Lake Muscoday, NY, Woodland Weavers and Spinners Guild co-founder, Cultural Achievement Award; John McKay of Mast Hope, PA, Distinguished Service Award; Sue Currier, Delaware Highlands Conservancy executive director, Community Service Award; Board of Trustees President Sarah Mitchell for the Sunshine Hall Free Library in Eldred, Cultural Achievement Award; and Iris Helfeld of Narrowsburg, Special Recognition Award. Standing: Jordan Lewis of Quiet Light Films, Special Recognition shared with an absent Eric Rowe; Shohola Township Planning Commission members Gary Hoeper and Peter Kestler, Shohola Township Supervisor George C. Fluhr, Planning Commission members Roger Saumure and Chairman Peter Wulfhorst, Outstanding Community Achievement Award, shared with Aaron Robinson (not pictured) and an absent Diana Blume and Jason Ohlinger; Glenn Pontier of Barryville, NY, Recreation Achievement Award; Shaun Sensiba of Long Eddy, NY, Volunteer Award; and Al Henry of Berlin Township, PA, UDC Oaken Gavel Award.
UDC 2016 award recipients

Award Recipients
Distinguished Service Award ~ John McKay of Lackawaxen, PA
Decades of dedicated service to the Upper Delaware Council, Inc. and the Lackawaxen Township Community

Robin M. Daniels Memorial Lifesaving Award ~
Salvatore Lombardo of Tobyhanna, PA and Joshua Turner of Mountaintop, PA
July 20, 2015 rescue of a drowning boater in cardiac arrest at Butler’s Rift on the Upper Delaware River

Outstanding Community Achievement Award ~ Shohola Township Planning Commission
Zoning ordinance re-writes and new code development over five years of citizen-led volunteer meetings

Community Service Award ~ Sue Currier of Hawley, PA
Nurturing growth of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy as its first executive director, soon to retire

Cultural Achievement Award (organization) ~ Sunshine Hall Free Library of Eldred, NY
Celebrating 100th anniversary in 2016 as a resource for river valley communities

Cultural Achievement Award (individual) ~ Nellie Burnham of Roscoe, NY
Last surviving founder of Woodland Weavers and Spinners Guild, teacher, 4H leader, mentor at age 86

Recreation Achievement Award ~ Glenn Pontier of Barryville, NY
Beautification initiatives in river towns through leadership of Sullivan Renaissance program, 2000-2015

Volunteer Award ~ Shaun Sensiba of Long Eddy, NY
Contributions to Basket Historical Society of the Upper Delaware Valley and numerous organizations

Special Recognition Award ~ Iris Helfeld of Narrowsburg, NY
Passionate citizen activist and community organizer in the Town of Tusten

Special Recognition Award ~ Quiet Light Films, Eric Rowe and Jordan Lewis
Capturing the essence of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River in a Virtual Tour format

Oaken Gavel Award ~ Alan F. Henry, Berlin Township, PA
Leadership as Upper Delaware Council 2015 Chairperson


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