The Lions Club in New York has honored Vincentian community advocate Ava George, bestowing on her the Alexander T. Wells Distinguished Service Award for dedicated humanitarian service.
George, a chaplain of the Brooklyn Kings County Lions Club, received the award at the club’s recent meeting at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn.
“I was really pleased and proud when I was called to receive the award,” said George, a Girls High School and St. Vincent Technical College alumna, she told media here.
“I always wanted to help people in the community, and this award suggests that I have succeeded,” she added. “I am sincerely honored by this recognition and look forward to continually working in the community.”
The Alexander T. Wells Distinguish Service Award is named for Alexander T. Wells, the 2nd International President of Lions Clubs International from Multiple-20 New York State and Bermuda, and Long Island City, Queens, New York.
Deborah Harrison, president of the Lions District 20-K1 Foundation, told George, in a letter accompanying the award, that her organization is able to furnish grants through “the generous support of recipients like you.”
“You should take pride in knowing you will impact so many lives, both in your immediate community, as well as across Brooklyn and Queens,” Harrison said.
George, who migrated to New York in 1986, began working with New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) three years later. This year represents 27 years since working with DEP.
She has been a shop steward for her union, Community Workers of America Local 1180, for many years, and serves on several committees.