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Maureen Lynn Eyles selected as the 2015 recipient of the Haddonfield Civic Association’s
Alfred E. Driscoll Award for Community Service

Annual award recognizes outstanding civic contributions by Haddonfield organizations and individuals

Haddonfield, NJ March 19, 2015 —The Haddonfield Civic Association (HCA) is pleased to announce that Maureen Lynn Eyles has been chosen as the 2015 recipient of the Alfred E. Driscoll Award for Community Service. Ms. Eyles will be presented the Award at the HCA’s Annual Meeting and Town Dinner on April 23, 2015 at Tavistock Country Club.

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“On behalf of the Haddonfield Civic Association, I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Alfred E. Driscoll Community Service Award is Maureen Lynn Eyles,” said Lee Anne Albright, HCA President. “The Board of Governors is very impressed with Maureen’s deep commitment to our community and involvement in so many organizations and campaigns as a volunteer. The Driscoll Award was created to recognize the role models in our community with the hope that others will be inspired to do the same. Maureen has been a perfect example of the ‘uncommon’ volunteer the Driscoll Award seeks to honor.”

Raised in Haddonfield and a graduate of HMHS, Ms. Eyles has actively volunteered for various educational, youth, and civic organizations for more than 20 years. Over the years, she has enjoyed giving her time to dozens of Borough committees, events and organizations, as a Board member, organizer, and volunteer.

Ms. Eyles is currently developing “The Link,” a collaborative database and communications program linking the Haddonfield Educational Trust and Haddonfield Foundation, and is also coach and advisor of the Odyssey of the Mind program at Central School. Other organizations to which she has graciously given her time and energy include:

  • The Cure Colin’s Cancer Block Party, a grassroots effort to raise over $30,000 for a local family fighting cancer
  • The Chicken Runs at Midnight, the Canuso Foundation’s Annual town event to benefit families afflicted by cancer
  • Board member and Ways & Means Chairperson of The Junior Women’s Club of the Haddon Fortnightly (2004 -2009)
  • Member of the Haddonfield Board of Education (2012-present)

Ms. Eyles has been involved in educational organizations ranging from Haddonfield United Methodist Nursery School, Central School PTA member and committee chairperson (2007-2015), as well as running her HMHS class reunions. Her commitment to both small and large organizations is clearly exemplified by her broad array of service hours to our town.

“I am deeply honored to be named the winner of the 2015 Alfred E. Driscoll Community Service Award and be included in the company of the incredible list of past recipients,” said Ms. Eyles. “Haddonfield has many residents who are dedicated to community service, so to be singled out for this award is an incredible honor and wonderful surprise.”

Professionally, Ms. Eyles specializes in event planning and sponsorship sales, and was hired by the Haddonfield Cultural Events Commission to serve as the Executive Director of First Night Haddonfield 2011-2013 and the 300th Anniversary of the Settlement of Haddonfield in 2013.

Ms. Eyles and her husband Jim have two sons: Matt, 12, and Jack, 11.

About the Driscoll Award
Since 1931, the Haddonfield Civic Association has recognized individuals or organizations that have made a lasting, positive impact on our town in a volunteer capacity. Each year, the HCA presents the Alfred E. Driscoll Award honoring the late Governor Driscoll, a distinguished citizen of Haddonfield and the state of New Jersey. The Award acknowledges an uncommon effort made on behalf of the community, with the intention that those who receive it will inspire others, and that it will encourage broader participation in civic activities in the Haddonfield community.

The community is welcome to attend the HCA’s Annual Meeting and Town Hall on April 23rd at Tavistock Country Club. In addition to honoring Ms. Eyles as the Driscoll Award winner, the HCA will also recognize the Bradshaw Essay Contest Winners and the Kaufmann Award Performing Arts Recipient from Haddonfield Memorial High School.
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Contact: Caroline Foote, Publicity Chair, Haddonfield Civic Association carolinegfoote@gmail.com