Do you know someone in the German Village community who has gone that extra mile? Maybe a neighbor who has given more than the average Joe? For many years, the GVS has honored the people who provide outstanding service to our neighborhood.
We would like your help to identify our best of the best. We are soliciting nominations for three awards – Village Valuables Award, Frank Fetch Award and the Fred & Howard Award.
The descriptions of each are below. You have until April 15 to submit your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frank Fetch Award
The Frank Fetch Award was the brainchild of Fred Holdridge and Howard Burns in 1984. They felt it was necessary to recognize an individual for outstanding service to the German Village community. Appropriately, Frank Fetch was the first recipient of the award, which was quite timely, as he passed away six months later. The roster of recipients is a register of leadership, inspiration and beloved friends. The award will be presented on the evening of the Haus & Garten Tour, during the volunteer recognition dinner.
Fred & Howard Award
In 1997, the GVS Board of Trustees created a new award to be presented at the Annual Meeting, honoring individual who have done the most to carry the message of German Village and the GVS to the rest of the world – bringing attention and recognition to what we do and what we have achieved. When the Board created the award, there was no question that it be named after Fred & Howard, the champion ambassadors of German Village. In 1997, the very first award was presented to Fred Holdridge and Howard Burns, who did more for the international recognition of GV than anyone.
Village Valuable Award
The Village Valuable Award is presented to someone who always seems to be there, right when GVS needs them, to lend a special skill, solve a problem or just do some hard work. These are the “can-do” people that we know will always say “yes” when asked to help, who give of their time and talent freely, and who always wear a smile.