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Mary Affleck Award

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The Mary Affleck Volunteer Award

Each year, at our Annual General Meeting Pacific Immigrant Resources Society presents the Mary Affleck Volunteer Recognition Award to an extraordinary volunteer who symbolizes the spirit of Mary Affleck, for whom the award is named. This award was generously established in 1994 with a  donation from the Affleck family.

mary-affleckMary Affleck was a devoted PIRS volunteer and supporter of countless community projects. Mary joined PIRS in 1981 as a children’s program volunteer and no matter how else she choose to serve, her greatest love remained spending time with the children in our programs. She served on the Program Committee from 1986 to 1991, when she moved to the Personnel Committee. At the time of her death on February 17, 1994, Mary was Chairperson of our Board.  Mary touched the lives of everyone she met  Mary’s generosity touched many lives and is remembered by all who knew her as a kind, gentle and capable person.

We present the award to a volunteer in memory of Mary. The recipient demonstrates the qualities and commitment that we admired in Mary. The award was established in 1994 with a generous donation from the Affleck family. Mary’s spirit lives on.