This may (0r may not) be the medal Ontario recipients of the jubilee honour are to be awarded. More details from others who have received them etc. would be gratefully received, too . . . it looks lovely. Courtesy of news4u.net
There are many remarkable Londoners who are recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal . . . JBNBlog is honoured & humbled to be in such company. Wow.
The invitation to the Aug. 23 ceremony from MPP Deb Matthews says it’s for “the great work you have done in our community.” Which is of course v. flattering. Wow. Again.
My profound thanks to many board members, staff, steering committee colleagues & co-workers who encouraged me over the years in various volunteerism undertakings . . . London is the great place it is because of so many generous, hard-working & big-souled people like you. My v. belated thanks to Nathan Garber, then ED of Information London, & to the board members of that fine organization who helped me in my first tentative efforts at being a volunteer board member decades ago. There was a lot to learn — there still is — but you inspired me to keep at it.
Knowing of the nomination was an honour in itself. To receive it is humbling . . . & if there has to be a recount or any reconsideration, that’s fine, too. As Elvis said: Reconsider Baby.
Seriously, it’s a thrill.
PS. JBNBlog remains committed to the republican (pls. note lower case ‘r’) cause but is v. happy about all this.