Former Montclair Deputy Mayor and Ret. Montclair Police Deputy Chief Roger S. Terry Sr. will be presented with the Giblin and Gardner Community Service Award at the 48 Annual Dinner of The One Hundred Club of Montclair.
The dinner will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Montclair Golf Club in West Orange, at 6 p.m.
“Roger has spent his life serving the people of Montclair, first in the Public Works Department, then in the police Department where he rose to the rank of Deputy Chief, and most recently as councilman-at-large and deputy mayor,” One Hundred Club President Raymond R. Connell said.
“His positive influence and example — particularly to at-risk youth in the Township — have yielded immeasurable benefits,” Connell added. “Roger’s love of the Township and the Police Department are well known and, as such, he is the perfect recipient for the Giblin and Gardner Award in 2013.”
Terry said that the honor of receiving an award named in part for former Montclair Police Chief Edward Giblin, who died earlier this month, is humbling.
“As I was coming up through the ranks, Chief Giblin was a tremendous leader and a mentor from whom I learned a great deal. To receive an award in his name is incredible,” he said.
The One Hundred Club of Montclair maintains a fund established to benefit the family members of policemen and firemen injured or killed in the line of duty and provides scholarships to children of local policemen and firemen. All proceeds from the dinner will be added to that fund.
Membership dues for The One Hundred Club are $125, which includes the cost of the dinner. Guests may attend for $100. To attend the dinner, contact Secretary Bernice F. Connell at 973-744-6753 or Membership Chairman Michael D. Byrne at 973-746-3280.
The Giblin and Gardner Community Service Award was created five years ago in honor of former Police Chief Edward A. Giblin and former Fire Chief John W. Gardner. It is awarded annually to a Montclair resident who exemplifies the virtues of Community Service.