QUINCY SERVICE CLUB
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Quincy Service Club
Quincy's Book of Golden Deeds
Honoring Volunteers Throughout the Years
Each year, the Quincy Service Club honors a truly deserving person or persons for their humanitarian efforts. We are again offering the digital form below to submit your nominee. Please also provide as many letters as possible supporting your nomination with our easy file upload at the bottom of this form. These can be from family, friends, acquaintances or others who have experience with the nominee. Or mail the printed form and letters to P.O. Box 1163, Quincy, IL 62306 or email to email@example.com.
And thank you for your recognizing Quincy's Book of Golden Deeds in our area!
Coordinating Quincy's Book of Golden Deeds
Nomination and Selection Process:
Each year, we invite the public to submit nominations for the Book of Golden Deeds award. We receive heartfelt nomination letters detailing the outstanding work and impact of deserving volunteers. Our dedicated committee members review and assess these letters to select a recipient who has displayed exceptional dedication, commitment, and made significant contributions to the betterment of Quincy.
The Book of Golden Deeds:
To commemorate the chosen recipient, we compile all the nomination letters into a bound "Book of Golden Deeds." This book serves as a symbol of gratitude and admiration for the recipient's exemplary service. It is presented to the recipient during a banquet held in May, where we gather to honor and celebrate their achievements. A second copy of the book is preserved in the Illinois Room at the Quincy Public Library, ensuring a lasting tribute to their remarkable contributions.
The recipient is recognized and celebrated at a special banquet, attended by past recipients, and esteemed members of our community. This festive event brings together a network of dedicated volunteers and community leaders, fostering a sense of unity and appreciation for their collective efforts.
Honoring Unsung Heroes:
While some of our past recipients, such as former Quincy Mayor Chuck Scholz, are well-known figures, the majority of awardees have been the unsung heroes working diligently behind the scenes. These quiet, dedicated volunteers contribute to the strength and vitality of their respective organizations, leaving an indelible impact on Quincy.
In addition to selecting the recipient, our committee undertakes the planning and coordination of the celebration banquet. This includes organizing the event logistics, extending invitations to past recipients, and securing speakers who can inspire and uplift attendees.
The Book of Golden Deeds award has been a cherished tradition for 70 years, representing our deep appreciation for the exceptional volunteers who shape the fabric of our community. By recognizing their selfless acts and documenting their stories in the Book, we hope to inspire others to follow them and make a positive difference in Quincy.
|Year||Quincy's Book of Golden Deeds Honorees|
|2020-21||Adams County Healthcare Professionals|
|2017-18||Pat & Kevin Steinkamp|
|2016-17||Margaret “Marg” Andrews|
|1996-97||Russell Hess Sr|
|1994-95||Isabelle & Bernie Willer|
|1988-89||Wilhelmina (Billie) Brod|
|1983-84||Mary Ann Gullen|
|1979-80||Mrs. John French|
|1976-77||R S Brackman|
|1965-66||George Durst Sr|
|1963-64||Ralph “Doc” Wiegmann|
|1961-62||Dr. Harold Swanberg|
|1958-59||C H Swinehart|
|1955-56||John Inghram Sr|