An award given annually to the Auxiliary member who best personifies the life and ideals of Sylvia Dill.
In 1990, a memorial award was established to honor Sylvia Dill, a charter member of the Verdoy Volunteer Fire Association Auxiliary. Sylvia and her husband Howard were both instrumental in the beginning stages of the fire department. Sylvia volunteered at church, local organizations and at Verdoy. We have given this award to the auxiliary members that have followed in Sylvia’s footsteps.
This year’s recipient has been a member of the auxiliary for 15 years. A quiet, in the “wings”, constant contributor who never seeks recognition for all she does for the auxiliary and association. She has served on numerous committees and has been a trustee for as long as we can remember. Her final working years were with North Colonie Schools as a library clerk.
A mother of three, a now busy grandmother and occasional “snowbird”, she continues to remain a vital, active member of the auxiliary.
Her family remains active firematically. Her son-in-law, a past Chief with Verdoy and her daughter, a past president of the auxiliary are both active in their new community in West Crescent. Her husband is currently an active Fire Police Officer.
This year’s recipient is Terry Neiger.