2019 Rick Zammer Awards

Rick Zammer had been involved in the development of our Township for over 40 years. Through his unselfish devotion, Rick had become a part of the fabric of our community.  He served on numerous committees, in both government and civic organizations, sat on the local planning board and board of education, and countless other community related organizations.  When we think of one person who gave back to our community, we think of Rick.

The Greater Washington Township Chamber of Commerce created the Rick Zammer award to honor not only Rick, but others who go above and beyond to make a positive contribution to our community.  This year, the honor goes to Ron and Eileen Lucarini. 

Ron and Eileen have spent a collective 70 years of education in the township and are well known for their work outside their jobs as educators.  Focused on giving our youth positive activities to channel their energies, Ron and Eileen created Fun and Freedom Day, Gobble Up Hunger Food Drive, Power of Giving, The Blanket Project, and the COW (Changing Our World) Project.  These projects give our youth a powerful message of caring, acceptance, and support for all.    

Most notably is the annual Super Bowl Helping Hands Hoagie Sale.  Over the years, this event has raised over $750,000 for people in the community that are suffering from financial strain due to illness within their family.

“The strong tradition of community civic pride that has developed and the effect it has had on the development of character amount our kids is priceless,” says Ron Lucarini.  “More important still, is that over the years, many of our recipients – due to their strength of character and courage – have blessed us as examples of the very goals we were first seeking to achieve among our students.”

Thanks to everyone who came out to help honor these two very worthy recipients of the Rick Zammer Award.


Past Recipients

The following have been recognized for their commitment, dedication, loyalty and support to our community.  They are leaders and role models.  In the community, their enthusiasm and support speaks for them all.

2018 – Rafael Muniz
2017 – Bob Timmons
2016 – Charlie Chiango
2015 – Thomas J. Fletcher
2014 – Joseph Devine
2013 – Joseph Matusiak
2012 – Edward J. Faltenbacher
2011 – Robert C. Ahrens
2010 – Ralph E. Owens
2009 – Cheryl Egizi
2008 – Scott H. Marcus
2007 – Gregory J. Wood

2006 – David J. Maxwell
2005 – Edward M. Oberman *
2004 – Dr. J. Stuart Garner
2003 – William Kettleson
2002 – David Rimby
2001 – William Fitzgerald *
2000 – Charlene Clark *
1999 – Gerald J. Luongo
1999 – Pauline Villa
1998 – Rick Zammer *
1998 – Otto Robinson *

* Deceased

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