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2011 District Award and Scholarship Recipients Congratulations!
 
Awards were presented at the 2011 District Annual Meeting on May 6-7, 2011, at the Hyatt Morristown in Morristown NJ.
 
May Boyd Stawsky
Winifred Latimer Norman Award
 
For Extraordinary Commitment and Service in the Area of Social and Racial Justice
 
  Al Stawksy, UU Congregation of the Palisades (Englewood NJ), accepting the award on behalf of his deceased wife while Daniel Gregoire, District trustee, looks on.

 
Roshan and Ellen Chaddha
Winifred Latimer Norman Award
 
For Extraordinary Commitment and Service in the Area of Social and Racial Justice
 
  Ellen Chaddha, UU Congregation of Monmouth County (Lincroft NJ), accepting the award while Ron Roel, District trustee, and Roshan Chaddah (right) look on.

 
Rev. Dr. Barry Andrews
Award for Excellence in Religious Education
 
For Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Lifespan Religious Education
 
  The Rev. Dr. Barry Andrews, Minister of Religious Education at the UU Congregation at Shelter Rock (Manhasset NY), accepting the award. Chris Buja, District trustee, presented the award.

 
Peter Green
Youth Empowerment Award
 
For Working to Promote Healthy and Dynamic Youth Ministry
 
  Peter Green, Unitarian Church of All Souls (Manhattan), accepting the award while members of the District Youth Adult Committee look on. Sara Neiss, Youth Co-Chair of the District Youth Adult Committee, presented the award.

 
Bill Slezak
June Z. Gillespie Award
 
For Developing Awareness Within One's Congregation of Denominational Affairs at the District or National Level Through Personal Action and Encouragement
 
  The Rev. Darrell Berger, Consulting Minister at the First UU Church of Essex County (Orange NJ), accepting the award on behalf of Bill Slezak. Ted Fetter, District President, presented the award.

 
Carl Spatt
June Z. Gillespie Award
 
For Developing Awareness Within One's Congregation of Denominational Affairs at the District or National Level Through Personal Action and Encouragement
 
  Bernie Kaplan, South Nassau UU Congregation (Freeport NY), accepting the award on behalf Carl Spatt from Ted Fetter, District President.

 
Margaret Jiuliano
Unsung Unitarian Universalist Award
 
  For Significant and Continuing Contributions to Unitarian Universalism Without Regard for Recognition
 
  Margaret Jiuliano (left), UU Congregation of Somerset Hills (Somerville NJ), accepting the award from the Rev Craig Hirshberg, District trustee.

 
UU Fellowship of Northern Westchester
O. Eugene Pickett Award
 
For Outstanding Contributions to the Growth of Unitarian Universalism
 
  Jennifer Stevens, District trustee, giving her remarks in presenting the award while (left to right) Catherine Alberte, the Rev. Michael Tino, Suzi Novak, Frances Sink, and Donna Renfro, members of the UU Fellowship of Northern Westchester (Mount Kisco NY), listen.

 
UU Congregation of Princeton
Mendon W. Smith Award
 
For Demonstrating Outstanding Dedication to Unitarian Universalist Purposes and Principles and to the Strengthening of Our Liberal Religious Faith
 
  Elaine Nigan accepting the award on behalf of the UU Congregation of Princeton (NJ) while (left to right) Ethan Allen, Mirah Ribin, Carol Allen, the Rev. Carol Haag, Raj Nigam, and Carl Haag, members of the congregation, listen. Mia Morse, District Secretary, presented the award.

 
Charlie King
Jerry Davidoff Award for Lifetime Achievement
 
For Furthering Through Lifetime Accomplishment a Greater Awareness and Understanding, in Our Congregations and Our Region, of the Potential of Unitarian Universalism to Transform Individual Lives, Communities, and the Greater World
 
  Charlie King, First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn (NY), accepting the award from the Rev. Tracy Sprowls-Jenks, District trustee

 
Katherine Eve Hardiman, Katharine Lynch, Sara Neiss
Scholarships
 
Three District youth received scholarships of $500 each. The District Scholarship Committee considers students who manifest their UU values in service to a local congregation, the UU movement, and the larger community. Breadth or depth of contributions, leadership or initiative, and responsible commitment are determining qualities. The applicant should be enrolled or about to enroll in a college, university, or other post high school educational program.
 
  Katherine Eve Hardiman, UU Fellowship of Northern Westchester (Mount Kisco NY), listening as the Rev. Jude Geiger, Minister of Religious Education at the First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn (NY) and chair of the District Scholarship Fund Committee, makes his remarks in presenting the scholarship.
 
  Katharine Lynch, UU Fellowship at Stony Brook (NY), accepting the scholarship from the Rev. Jude Geiger, Minister of Religious Education at the First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn (NY) and chair of the District Scholarship Fund Committee.
 
  Sara Neiss, First UU Society of Plainfield (NJ), listening as the Rev. Jude Geiger, Minister of Religious Education at the First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn (NY) and chair of the Scholarship Fund Committee, makes his remarks in presenting the scholarship.

 

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