The CARP Family is proud to announce that Sharron Callahan, a volunteer board member of the Avalon CARP Chapter has won the “Senior of the Year Award” presented by the City of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
CARP St. John’s Chapter Chair, Dr. Edgar R. Williams, nominated Callahan for her significant contributions to the City and highlighted her leadership capabilities saying “she is the most reliable and hardworking volunteer…and if you want something done, just ask Sharron.” Kenny’s Pond Retirement Community, sponsor of the award, recognized Callahan’s “passion and respect for the senior population,” and “her determined efforts in helping to improve citizen’s health and well-being.
“Mrs. Callahan is a very worthy recipient of this award for all she has done for the City of St. John’s,” says Councillor at Large Tom Hann, Council representative on the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Seniors. “Not only does she volunteer her time to these organizations but she also takes on leadership roles to make a difference in our community. She is a very impressive nominee and we are thrilled to present her with this award.”
Aside from her work with CARP, Mrs. Callahan is the national, Chief Commissioner for the Girl Guides of Canada, (it’s most senior volunteer post) and past-president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Sector Pensioners Association.
Mrs. Callahan retired from the provincial public service in 2002, her final role was as a senior policy specialist in youth justice with the Department of Justice. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social welfare, certificate in criminology, certificate in public administration and has recently completed the governance essentials program for directors of not-for-profit-organizations.