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Haddonfield Civic Association @ May 15, 2013
The Board of Governors of the Haddonfield Civic Association would like to thank all who attended the 2013 Town Dinner on April 25th. A nice time was had by all. The town dinner is the night where we bestow the Civic Association’s highest hornor, the Alfred E. Driscoll award for community service. Since 1931 the HCA has recognized individuals or organizations that have made lasting, positive impact on our town. This year we added a new member to this list who, like those before, have improved us all through their efforts. We also awarded the Harry T. Kaufmann performing arts scholarship as well as introduced the winners of the Robert Bradshaw Civics contest.
Alfred E. Driscoll Award Winner – Kim Custer
The Civic Association was proud to award the 2013 Alfred E. Driscoll Community Service Award, to Kim Custer in recognition of her extraordinary volunteerism and, especially, the unique ways she has helped preserve Haddonfield’s 300 years of history while bringing it forward to the Borough’s next generation. Mrs. Custer has been an active volunteer archivist at the Historical Society of Haddonfield and has organized events and projects that link Haddonfield’s most famous naturalist, Samuel Nicholson Rhoads, to the Borough’s students. She was recognized for her long history of community service as a Brownie leader, Environmental Commission Member, organizer of two successful efforts to pass the Open Space Trust Fund, volunteer grant writer on winning applications to obtain state Green Acres funds and, more recently, her work on the Rhoads project in partnership with the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia and HMHS students. Mrs. Custer accepted the honor and showed a video montage of the people with whom she worked on many of the civic projects over the years.
Robert Bradshaw Civics Contest
2013 also saw an update to the Robert Bradshaw contest. In keeping with the changes to the curriculum at the high school, the exercise is no loner only an essay contest. While we welcome long form written responses to our Essay prompt, this year marked the first time we accepted submissions as works of art, photography, videos and there was even a musical composition entered for consideration. For these alternative entries we still required a few paragraphs describing the visual piece as well as highlight how it responded to our essay prompt. The Civic Association chose 2 winners, one essay and one painting. Their biographies are below as they were presented by Lisa Quanci, Chair of Education for the Board of Governors:
It is my pleasure to introduce you to Louis McGuigan. On top of writing clever and stellar essays, Louis is busy as a volunteer tutor for Kids Alley in Camden, as a reader at his church Christ the King and a participant in the Lutheran Church of Our Savior mission trip to Habitat4Humanity in NC.
It was as a parent participant on that mission trip that I was lucky to get to know Louis better and I agree with his parents description of a caring, gentle and thoughtful young man.
Louis will be attending Rutgers University in the fall in the pre-veterinarian program and awarded an academic scholarship.
It is my pleasure to introduce to you Morgan Sehdev. Morgan, the oldest of 5, has proved herself to be an honor student (NHS), a gifted athlete (field hockey team), a dedicated volunteer (president of BADD @ HMHS) and an accomplished artist (NAHS).
Her hard work and art work began to show distinction in the 2nd grade, and we can all see where she has taken that talent now. Her mom and her art teacher Allie Westerside at HMHS collaborated on this description. Morgan is insightful, mature, confident and focused. Morgan will attend William and Mary College in the fall on a full scholarship.
Haddonfield Civic Association @ April 29, 2013
Haddonfield Civic Association @ April 24, 2013
The April 23 Commissioner meeting saw the approval of the 2013-2014 Borough Budget
Haddonfield Civic Association @ April 23, 2013
The Haddonfield Commissioner Meeting for April 9th was held at the Indian King Tavern. The commissioners conducted an official meeting by candle light in traditional Colonial attire. This was part of the ongoing Haddonfield 300 celebration.
Haddonfield Civic Association @ April 9, 2013