Jim and Pat Bradley inducted into state hall of fame
EASTON — Jim and Pat Bradley of Londonderry in Easton were two of 50 honorees inducted into the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame for 2017.
The induction ceremony and luncheon was held on Thursday, Oct. 26, at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. Each inductee received a membership certificate, MSCHF lapel pin and copy of the “Blue Book” that includes the name, picture and a brief summary of volunteer service for each of the 2017 honorees. A copy of the “Blue Book” is kept in the archives at the Langsdale Librar y, University of Baltimore.
The Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Inc. is a private, all-volunteer organization that has been functioning since 1987. The sole purpose of the organization is to publicly recognize and honor, each year, individual senior citizens who are at least 65 years of age. Nominees must live in Maryland and have performed outstanding service in their communities.
In addition, Jim and Pat Bradley both were one of six GERI sculpture recipients. The GERI is the “Nobel Prize” awarded to those honorees demonstrating extraordinary community service.
Jim and Pat Bradley primarily were nominated for outstanding service to Rebuilding Together Caroline County, a Caroline County based all-volunteer nonprofit providing free homeowner services to the elderly, disabled, veterans and families with children in Caroline County facing necessary but unaffordable repairs or improvements to their dwellings.
By the time Jim Bradley left active project supervision as its first executive director, 50 Rebuilding Together Caroline County projects had been completed, costing $6,144.55.
Currently, Rebuilding Together Caroline County has serviced 205 projects costing $165,079.47. Jim Bradley’s additional volunteer services aided St. Martin’s Ministries, Tuckahoe Habitat for Humanity and Chesapeake Maritime Museum. Jim Bradley was a founding force behind Voice of the Homeless, as well.
Pat Bradley served as the first secretary of Rebuilding Together Caroline County. Her literary and organizational skills were critical in many of the all-volunteer ventures.
In additional to serving both the Chesapeake Maritime Museum and Tuckahoe Habitat for Humanity, she served as president and charitable giving chairman of the Women’s Club of Caroline County. She also has volunteered for Neighbors United to Serve and served as a director of the Women and Girls Fund.
Jim and Pat Bradley of Londonderry in Easton were two of 50 honorees inducted into The Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame for 2017.