Andrea Wren-Hardin was this year's Citizenship Award recipient
South Orange and Maplewood joined forces on Friday to support the Rotary and to celebrate Andrea Wren-Hardin. Wren-Hardin received the 2013 Citizenship Award. Held at the Maplewood Country Club, the Maplewood Rotary's 16th annual Affair of the Heart dinner/dance supported the club’s involvement in Gift of Life NJ, a Rotarian- run charity that sponsors life-saving heart surgeries to children around the world. Maplewood resident and “volunteer extraordinaire” Andrea Wren-Hardin was chosen for the annual honor for, according to Rotary committee, "giving of herself unselfishly, not only serving as a longtime member of the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education, but acting as the board’s liaison to Maplewood’s Open Space Advisory Group and …
On April 15 at L'Affaire in Mountainside, the Maplewood Civic Association honored the Elks, Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary and VFW.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Mary Mann
Monday, April 16, 2012
Maplewood's storied Maple Leaf Awards broke with tradition this year. First, the event was not held at the Woman's Club as the ownership of that building is in transition. Instead the event took place at L'Affaire on Route 22 in Mountainside on Sunday, April 15, with a "Mimosa Brunch" at 1:30 p.m. Second, the Awards — which are sponsored by the Maplewood Civic Association — are usually given to two or three individual volunteers in the community. However, this year, the Awards recognized many, many volunteers by honoring the town's volunteer service organizations — the Maplewood/South Orange Elks, the Maplewood Kiwanis, the Maplewood Lions, the Maplewood Rotary and the Maplewood VFW. As Maple Leaf Award Committee Chair Mary Devon O'Brien …