Call for nominations for Long Island Volunteer Hall of Fame
Working closely with New York State Parks Commissioner, Bernadette Castro, the Long Island Volunteer Hall of Fame will now have a permanent home at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale. To commemorate inductees, benches with inscribed plaques will be installed at the Carlyle on the Green clubhouse grounds. A press conference announcing this historic event, with the added unveiling of a sample bench, will be held at the Carlyle on the Green on Tuesday, May 17, at 10:00 a.m.
Now in its fourth year, the Long Island Volunteer Hall of Fame celebrates the humanitarian spirit by inducting volunteer founders of nonprofit organizations whose vision, dedication and drive addressed a community need and began a legacy of service to improve the quality of life for Long Islanders. A special award for Lifetime Achievement in Volunteerism will also be given to a unique individual who has made a significant impact on the lives of others through a lifetime commitment of active citizenship, community service and philanthropy. An independent panel of judges, including community leaders in the nonprofit, business, academia, media, and public service sectors, selects the inductees.
Nomination forms (due July 31) can now be obtained by contacting the Long Island Volunteer Center at 516.564.5482 or by visiting their website.
The Long Island Volunteer Hall of Fame induction ceremony and reception to honor 2005 inductees will be held on February 1, 2006 at the newly renovated Carlyle on the Green at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale.