Posted on Saturday, Jan. 4th, 2014

Hank Gerald Named Unsung Hero 2012-13

This recognition goes to someone who quietly and consistently serves our community. The candidate need not be a member of the Lions Club.

When volunteers are needed for civic, church or school activities in the Lake Wylie community, several people are more than willing to sign up. And every now and then if one were to peruse the names of the volunteers for those various activities, one name would appear on virtually every list. That name is Hank Gerald.

Year after year Hank serves diligently without fanfare. As a River Hills Lion he has been Membership Chairperson, served on the Club’s Nominating Committee, captained  Christmas Tree sales teams, worked on the River Hills Telephone Directory, and was a member of the Golf Tournament Committee.  He has also been deeply involved with River Hills Community Church serving on their Finance and Nominating Committees, and is presently a church Trustee.

In addition to all that he has been a long-time volunteer at the Clover Area Assistance Center, and was one of the first members of the Board of Directors for the May Day Project that raises funds for the homeless and needy kids in the Clover and York school districts along with money for York Place, Tender Hearts, Children’s Attention Home and several other charities in the Lake Wylie/Clover/York area.

In short, Hank Gerald is a community hero, and richly deserving of the annual River Hills Lions Unsung Hero Award which was  presented to him this  December.