The Rye City Lions Club, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary, will honor Steve and Janet Meyers with the James A. and Marian M. Shea Community Service Award at its annual Charter Dinner on Friday, November 17 at Apawamis Club. The Award was established in 2003 to recognize an individual(s) who lives or works in the Rye community and has contributed to enhancing the lives of its citizens through exemplary volunteering.
Steve and Janet have distinguished themselves, not only in their professional and personal lives, but in their commitment to charitable and community causes. They have lived in Rye for 36 years, raising their two children, Michel and Keith.
Steve and Janet both graduated from Boston University School of Management. Steve earned his C.P.A. certificate early in his career and has used his professional expertise as a volunteer for a multitude of organizations, including the League of Women Voters of Rye, Rye Brook and Port Chester, Community Synagogue of Rye, United Hospital’s Mayfair Board as well as the Rye Recreation Commission and Rye Finance Committee. The Westchester League of Women Voters benefits from his advice on IT and social media, where he serves on a number of committees including Voter Service and Fair and Affordable Housing. Steve was actively involved in Rye’s youth baseball program, as a coach in Rye Little League, and as manager, coach, and president of the Rye Babe Ruth League. Steve was appointed and served as District Commissioner of the Babe Ruth Baseball League in Westchester County and the Bronx.
Janet has volunteered for a multitude of local organizations, serving as president of Community Synagogue of Rye, League of Women Voters of Rye, Rye Brook & Port Chester, Rye Newcomers Club, and Twig of the New York United Hospital, among others. Her longtime service to the community has also included the Rye Women’s Interfaith Committee, United Hospital’s Mayfair Board, the Woman’s Club of Rye, and Helping Hands for the Homeless and Hungry, Inc. In addition to her leadership, Janet has shared her many talents, from graphic design and editing to event planning and fundraising, with the many organizations in which she has been involved.
In 2001, both Steve and Janet were honored to receive the Westchester Jewish Conference’s Distinguished Service Award.
The Rye Lions Club, the oldest active organization in Rye, not only donates funds to Guiding Eyes for the Blind and Visions, but every year helps provide Rye Recreation summer camp scholarships.