AVI Distinguished Citizens’ Awards Dinner Dance
April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
We are proud to announce that our 2017 Distinguished Citizens’ Awards Dinner Dance will take place April 27, 2017 at TOWN AND COUNTRY (922 S. ROUTE 9W · CONGERS, NY 10920 ). Festivities commence with cocktails at 6 PM. Dinner and dancing to follow. For information call 845-574-4950
The Association for the Visually Impaired will honor Employer of the Year Target (of Spring Valley), and Lions Club International District 20 R-1 District Governor Dina Stacy Nejman-Ciaramella with the Lion Legacy Award.
AVI is honored and privileged to announce that Bob Baird, has been selected to receive the 2017 “Harry Brill-Edwards Memorial Award.” The award is given annually to recognize an individual who exemplifies Harry’s courage and grace in overcoming seemingly insurmountable situations and resolve, to help those in his community with disabilities. Harry was detained in Iraq as a “human shield” in 1990. During his four months of captivity, a single pair of reading glasses was shared with the other hostages “who needed them as much as I did.” Upon his release, this experience motivated Harry to help others whose problems were far more serious and permanent; through his leadership and philanthropic efforts, AVI was able to raise money to relocate to its current headquarters and expand the breadth of the services we provide to people who are visually impaired or blind.
Bob was selected for this award for a helping to put a “face on Rockland” by reporting on residents’ triumphs and tragedies, as well as his service to people with disabilities. Back almost 25 years ago, Bob was part of a small group who worked to create the Challenger Little League believing that children with disabilities should realize their dream of playing baseball along side their able-bodied peers. In the ensuing years, he has stood out as community advocate for equal access to recreational opportunities for people of all ages, through his Touching Bases program.
Please circle April 27th on your calendar. Tickets are available at $125 per person or $200 per couple. Call 845-574-4950 or email email@example.com for journal ad and sponsor information.