Some people travel in retirement. Some people take up exotic hobbies. Some people do all that and more; they give back to the community.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of many non-profits and offices. They do everything from greeting visitors, helping with paperwork, sprucing up landscaping and more. The Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce recognizes these unsung heroes through the Golden Service Award, given at the chamber’s annual meeting in June.
Nomination forms are at the chamber of commerce, 1360 N. Broad St. or online at globemiamichamber.com. Letters detailing the service may be sent in lieu of a nomination form, but information should be detailed as to the variety, length and type of community service. Works with non-profits, schools, churches and other programs, all outside of paid service, should be included. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 13.
Nominees must be retired and have a minimum of 10 years community service behind them. These are the people who have continued their work in the community long after they are done working at a “real job.” Perhaps you know them: a docent sitting at the museum, a church member who takes care of the books, a tutor who helps students excel. If you know them, we would love to hear about them.
For more information, call the chamber at 928-425-4495.