A wor­thy medal for Melvin

The Compass - - OPINION -

Melvin Har­num of Heart’s De­lightIs­ling­ton, who is the Re­gion 1 Di­rec­tor for the New­found­land and Labrador As­so­ci­a­tion of Fire Ser­vices, has been awarded the Queen El­iz­a­beth II Di­a­mond Ju­bilee Medal.

The medals were pre­sented to in­di­vid­u­als across the Coun­try in hon­our of sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions, achieve­ments and vol­un­teerism. He was nom­i­nated for this award by the New­found­land and Labrador Fire Ser­vices, which he has held the po­si­tion of Re­gion 1 di­rec­tor for the past 10 years.

Melvin is well-known in the area for his vol­un­teer work and is very ac­tive in nu­mer­ous or­ga­ni­za­tions. In ad­di­tion to Melvin’s tremen­dous com­mit­ment to the as­so­ci­a­tion, he has also been an ac­tive mem­ber of the Heart’s De­light-Is­ling­ton Fire Depart­ment for 37 years and is cur­rently the fire chief.

He has been very ac­tive in the Trin­ity-Bay de Verde Fire­fighter’s As­so­ci­a­tion for over 30 years and has held the po­si­tions of chair or vicechair for the past 10 years. Melvin has also been a very ac­tive mem­ber of the Trin­ity Con­cep­tion Youth Jus­tice Com­mit­tee for the past 20 years, of which he has held the po­si­tion of chair­per­son for the past five years.

He was also a very ac­tive mem­ber of the Heart’s De­light-Is­ling­ton Vol­un­teer Am­bu­lance ser­vice, serv­ing as a driver/at­ten­dant for 25 years.

Melvin ac­cepted the medal dur­ing the sum­mer of 2013 at the Pepsi Cen­tre in Cor­ner Brook from Bon­av­is­taEx­ploits MP Scott Simms while at­tend­ing the 2013 con­fer­ence for the New­found­land and Labrador As­so­ci­a­tion of Fire Ser­vices. For more in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the award please visit www.gg.ca.

Sin­cere con­grat­u­la­tions are ex­tended to Melvin from both his fam­ily and friends, es­pe­cially his grand­chil­dren Austin and Payten, on re­ceiv­ing this pres­ti­gious medal in recog­ni­tion of his out­stand­ing com­mit­ment and ded­i­ca­tion to­wards his com­mu­nity and vol­un­teerism.

— Sub­mit­ted

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