A Sutton citizen awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Seniors!

It is with great pride that the Town of Sutton underlines the honour that was bestowed on Luce Goerlach on April 24th : this Sutton resident received the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Seniors from the hands of the Honourable J. Michel Doyon, in recognition of her remarkable volunteer commitment within her community.

Luce was nominated by the Regroupement Soutien aux Aidants de Brome-Missisquoi (RSABM), which is one of the organizations where she has been volunteering since she spent most of her retirement helping others. Living in Sutton since 2012, Luce draws extensively on her studies in sociology and her prolific career as a manager in the education sector to advise the organizations she is involved with.

Luce Goerlach with Mayor Robert Benoît

“We are fortunate to have an elder like Luce Goerlach among us,” said Mayor Robert Benoît. “Her dedication and skills, combined with her great kindness, make her a much appreciated person in our community. She is an example for us all to follow. Congratulations, Mrs. Goerlach, on this well-deserved medal!”

The Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Seniors featuring the coat of arms of Quebec: the three fleurs-de-lis (French Regime), the leopard (British Regime) and the sprig of maple leaves (Canadian period)

The list is long of the actions that Luce Goerlach carries out as a volunteer in our community: she sits on the governing board of RSABM/Maison Gilles-Carle and on the governing board of the Centre d’action bénévole (CAB) de Sutton, after having also been president of the Club des Deux-Monts (FADOQ Sutton)’s board for a time; she participates in the deliveries of the CAB’s meals-on-wheels and animates exercise sessions for the prevention of osteoporosis, three times a week. She has also served for several years as a resource person for Les Villas des Monts, a seniors’ residence for which she led the study of an expansion project of thirty rental units with services and care for seniors.

And, as she had a little time left, Luce is also part of the steering committee for the revision of the Sutton Family and Seniors Policy, which is currently underway. She brings a valuable contribution with her knowledge of the community.

In other words, volunteering keeps this generous and dynamic woman busy!