Diverse SVAA Awards Described

After two years of holding its annual awards banquet either in the ambulance garage or in a tent with rain pouring down on the roof, a celebratory mood existing on March 12 as the Suffield Volunteer Ambulance Association held its banquet indoors at Maneeley’s Banquet Hall in South Windsor.

Rotary Continues To Work During the Winter

Autumn turned to winter, and while Omicron resulted in the cancellation of some of its regular dinner meetings, it soon became clear that the Suffield Rotary members were not willing to go into hibernation. To the contrary, its dedication to “service above self” resulted in two very busy winter months.

The Suffield Observer Honors Its History at the 350th

It is an axiom of journalism that the reporter should avoid becoming part of the story. But when your mission statement begins with “to build a sense of community throughout the town of Suffield” it makes for an easy decision to bypass that axiom and join in as a participant in the 350th Parade honoring Suffield.

Annual SVAA Awards Distributed

The appropriate theme for the evening, “Celebrating 45 years of service to the Town of Suffield,” was in place as the Suffield Volunteer Ambulance Association (SVAA) resumed its Annual Awards Dinner.

Observer Director Positions Open

As you likely know, The Suffield Observer (and its online counterpart) which is printed and distributed to everyone in town ten times a year, is produced almost entirely by local volunteers. The paper has a somewhat unique mission, specifically “to build a sense of community throughout the town of Suffield and to provide a forum where all sides of issues can be addressed.”

A Very Different SVAA Awards Ceremony

As was the case with most everything during this pandemic, the annual Suffield Volunteer Ambulance Association Awards Ceremony was, well, vastly different. But after changes and multiple delays caused by virus, the SVAA persevered and on August 29 was able to honor many of its extraordinary volunteers who, despite the risks, continued to serve when most needed.