Super Volunteer Awarded ‘Woman of the Year’; Send Us Your ‘Person of the Year’

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From left to right: Cupertino Mayor Orrin Mahoney, Bev Lenihan, Assemblymember Paul Fong.

I knew Bev Lenihan was a busy volunteer, but I didn’t know just how busy until she was awarded—and rightfully so—”Woman of the Year” for the City of Cupertino by Assemblyman Paul Fong last week.

She was surprised by Fong at the Cupertino Quinlan Community Center with a bouquet of roses and the news that he had chosen her for the honor, thanks to a nomination by Mayor Orrin Mahoney.

You can read all about Lenihan and the amazing number of community groups she is helping in this great story on Cupertino Patch (just scroll down past the subscription form).

One group Lenihan serves as a board member for is the Faith in Action Silicon Valley Rotating Shelter, which I profiled on Good Neighbor Stories last year.

Congratulations, Bev!

Send Us Your Woman/Man/Volunteer of the Year News

I am always interested in featuring news of outstanding citizens, so if your group or community is honoring someone for their service, please send me the information, along with photos, if possible.

And if you know of anyone who receives such an honor, and you’d like to see them get noticed on this site, please send along any links and contact information. Thank you!

 

 

MLK Day of Service Events Around The Valley

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Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. Visit MLKDay.gov.

Although Monday, Jan. 16, is a national holiday and for many a day off, the National Day of Service organization is encouraging us to make  it a “day on” by volunteering to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. There are several organized volunteer events around Silicon Valley on Monday—or create your own service event right in your own neighborhood. Even something as small as picking up trash, or performing an act of kindness for a neighbor or stranger, can be your own way of remembering Dr. King.

Below is list of organized events we’ve heard about. Use our contact form or comments section if you’ve heard of other events. And if you do your own act of service, share that with us, too!

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