Lewis named Senior Citizen of the Year
DENTON — Robert “Bob” Lewis of Denton was one of 50 honorees inducted into the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame for the year 2018.
The induction ceremony and luncheon was held on Thursday, Oct. 25, 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 2018 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 annually recognize and honor individual senior Maryland residents who are at least 65 years of age and have performed outstanding service in their communities.
In addition, Lewis was one of five recipients of the GERI sculpture. The GERI is awarded to those honorees demonstrating extraordinary community service.
Lewis was nominated primarily for outstanding service to Rebuilding Together Caroline County, a Caroline County based all-volunteer non-profit 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.
Lewis set up the treasury for Rebuilding Together Caroline County and continues to serve as its treasurer. As a retired engineer, Lewis, “the “Rampmeister” has created elaborately detailed blueprints prior to constructing ramps for low income homeowners.
Lewis is active in St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Denton. He has built houses in Costa Rica and has also worked in hurricane relief in North Carolina with The United Methodist Church.
Lewis has volunteered with Denton Boy Scout Troop #165, Partners in Care Upper Shore and serves on the board at St. Martin’s Ministries in Ridgely.
Lewis was selected as 2016’s Caroline’s Most Beautiful Volunteer and honored by Caroline County and the State of Mar yland for his valuable volunteer contributions within the county.
Bob Lewis of Denton, seated right, was recently named to the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame.