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 Delegates who wish to apply for the Eric Medeiros Memorial Foundation award  

are required to  submit an essay on the topic of 

“How and why you became involved in community service”

- including charities you have helped with and how you plan to continue to be involved. 

Essays are submitted to:

All essays are read and reviewed, then a panel of board members  will then have the tough task of choosing a winner.

For information on American Women of Service Pageant Program please visit :



Proud to Announce 

this year our Winner is 

Holly Tina Glick !!!!! 

Quote from Holly's Essay Entry !!

So, while it seems like I do not have time for my family- I do. We are all involved in these organizations so we spend time together volunteering on top of “normal” family time. My children help cook for Long Island Veterans, my daughter is also on the event committee for the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, and my husband is the resident electrician for Cooking for Long Island Veterans. 

Together, we are all playing a part in making a difference for others and that is one of my greatest achievements. I know that my children, and their children will volunteer their time when they have their own families, because like it was instilled to me by my parents,

 I have instilled that in them.

2020 American Women of Service Volunteer Award

Proud to Announce this year we had 3 Winners !!

Claire Murdough 

Monica Joubert

Lynn Houston Page

"My passion for helping others has only increased over the years as I have seen the value that volunteers can bring to an organization "

Claire Murdough 

Claire supports :

"My volunteering to improve my community has no expiration date and has no limits.   Even if I only touch one heart at a time, my community service has been worth it."     Monica Joubert 

"I get no better feeling than when I an finding ways to help others "  

Lynn Houston Page 

Lynn supports :

2020 EMMF AWOS Volunteer Award

This year we chose to give everyone who submitted a resume, and small token of our appreciation, and to recognize their efforts in their communities. 

Then our final three recipients received the beautiful new red, white and blue award as the finalists.    It was very hard for our committee to just chose one person, there was a 3 way tie.   So we decided they all deserved it.     

Thank you for all you do in your communities and beyond.  

2019 - Darcy Castro

"Through my past community service, and my ambitious plans for the future, I hope my efforts have and will benefit my communities as much as that work has enriched my own heart. I am grateful for the American Women of Service pageant for being my catalyst for personal growth and self-confidence, helping me to recognize the value in my service and the power within to achieve my dreams."

Darcy Castro - 2019



About the President’s Volunteer Service Award

In 2003, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation founded the President’s Volunteer Service Award to recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too. The PVSA has continued under each presidential administration, honoring the volunteers who are using their time and talents to solve some of the toughest challenges facing our communities and organizing ways to bring us all together. Led by the Corporation for National and Community Service and managed in partnership with Points of Light, this program allows Certifying Organizations to recognize their most exceptional volunteers. 

In 2017, I was awarded the Presidential Lifetime Volunteer Award through my Elite National American Women of Service title.

 It opened my eyes to this amazing recognition program and I was determined to have my EMMF as part of their program.

In 2018, our Eric Medeiros Memorial Foundation became a registered certifying organization, 

and now we can recognize and thank those wonderful citizens in our community for all they do to make our lives and the lives of others better. 

It is with great pleasure that I recognize the following wonderful people in our community:  

They were recognized and awarded their certificates and pins at our 2019 Annual Fundraising Gala 

Lydia Vieira – Bronze

Lynda Nardolillo – Silver

Margherita Paolucci – Silver

Sandra Moniz Ferreira – Silver

Stephanie Matos – Silver

Joanne & Lonnie Marzilli – Gold

Maria Manzi – Gold

Martinha Javid - Gold

Alison Mendrek Bruck & Domenic Coccia Jr – Gold

Richard & Debbie Campopiano – Gold

Matthew Volpi – Gold

Stephen Ciambrone - Gold

Maria Manzi – Gold

Michael & Catherine Clark – Gold

Tara Buonanno Williams – Gold

Deacon Peter Ceprano – Gold

Christopher Paplauskas – Gold

Edward Brady - Gold


Jennifer Olah – Gold

Jill Cook - Gold

If you would like information on receiving a Presidential Volunteer Award 

 please email me at  :

In subject line please write : Presidential Awards Info Request

2018 - Holly Tina Glick 

"I don’t ever plan on not helping anyone or organization any time soon. I still serve on the Cub Scout Committee, and will forever be involved in Girl Scouts. I hope that one day I am able to serve my community in the capacity I do now, and possibly even more. Do a Good Turn Daily is the Boy Scout slogan, and something that I live by. I can see that my love for volunteerism and helping the community has made an impression on my children. Both are involved in Scouting and my Daughter involved with various organizations to help others with disabilities. My legacy will live on, even after I left the world; it will live on in my children, and hopefully their children. "

Holly Tina Glick -  2018

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