Judy Vossler Awarded National Honor from the Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Longtime Coachella Valley resident, businesswoman, and humanitarian Judy Vossler received the coveted National Bronze Medallion from the Boys and Girls Clubs of America for nearly 30 years of exceptionally devoted and exemplary service as a member of the board of directors of the local Boys & Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley.
Eligibility for the National Bronze Medallion requires that the recipient be an interested and active member of a Boys and Girls Club board of directors or an active member of an organization created specifically for the promotion and assistance of Boys and Girls Clubs. Evidence of such service may be demonstrated by faithful attendance at meetings; service on committees; leadership and effort in the development of programs and projects; efforts in raising funds; and efforts in interpreting and promoting the work of one’s affiliated Club or Clubs.
Judy Vossler exemplifies the above and more. Not only has this amazing woman dedicated nearly three decades to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley she has also been a central figure in the business, civic, and social development of the Coachella Valley for 40 years. Vossler has served on the governing boards of The Ophelia Project, La Quinta Historical Society, Coachella Valley Cemetery District, Museum Associates Council for the Palm Springs Art Museum, Coachella Valley Economic Partnership, the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the John F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation/Healthy Family Foundation, and the Desert Town Hall lecture series.
“Judy is a prime example of excellence of service that represents all of our board members,” said Dr. Quinton Egson, president and CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley. “She epitomizes what a phenomenal board member is all about. Since 1992, Judy has dedicated time, energy and passion to our mission leading to the sustainability and growth of our organization. It is truly an honor to recognize her with this prestigious national award. We are grateful and blessed to have her as one of our leaders.”
Vossler’s elegant antique copper National Bronze Medallion, mounted on a green grosgrain neck ribbon carries the inscription “For unusually devoted service to boys and girls.” The award was presented to her by Dr. Egson in a private meeting due to Covid-19 precautions.
“I am surprised and honored to receive this award,” said Vossler. “My decades of involvement with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley have been the highlight of my community service. I owe my thanks to the exceptional management and dedicated staff who serve over 6,000 youths in four clubhouses. Additionally, I am proud to be just one of a hardworking board of directors committed to our mission of providing a “safe haven” of activities that build academic achievement, leadership skills, and all-around good citizens. Seeing the smiling faces of energetic youths and grateful parents is all it takes to make me want to do all I can to help the kids reach their potential. I am grateful to live in the desert and to participate with the outstanding programs of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley.
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