Great Neck women recognized for service to Girl Scouts, communities

Great Neck women recognized for service to Girl Scouts, communities
Renee de Lyon, recipient of the Appreciation Pin from Girl Scouts of Nassau County, and Terri Della Vecchia at a previous GSNC Adult Recognition ceremony, were recently honored for their service. (Photos courtesy of Girl Scouts of Nassau County)

Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) recently held its 27th Annual Adult Recognition Awards Ceremony at LIU Post in Old Brookville, N.Y., recognizing and celebrating the adult volunteers for their service to Girl Scouts of Nassau County and to their communities.

Among the honorees were local Great Neck residents Renee de Lyon and the late Terri Della Vecchia. Both were recognized for their adult volunteer service with the Girl Scouts. 

Renee de Lyon was awarded with the Appreciation Pin, signifying her immense dedication and outstanding achievements throughout the years. De Lyon readily assumed the role of treasurer for The Great Neck Service Unit this year. Already a leader for her daughter’s multi-level Cadette/Senior/Ambassador troop, Ms. De Lyon also chaired many events in the Great Neck service unit, a task few will take on. The girls have been grateful for everything she has planned.

A long-standing volunteer, Vecchia began her years as a volunteer even before she graduated high school during WWII, having been recruited as a leader when a co-leader whose troop was caring for wounded soldiers needed help. Vecchia was an active member of several council committees for more than 15 years and served both the Glen Cove and Great Neck service units, serving as a co-leader and event planner.

Vecchia was always willing to share the rich history of Girl Scouting wherever and whenever the opportunity arose. She was recognized at the awards ceremony for her hard work, dedication, and volunteer services after she passed away in January of 2019. Her love of scouting was truly in her blood and was passed on to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Girl Scouts of Nassau County appreciates the hard work and dedication of this community volunteer.

Submitted by the Girl Scouts of Nassau County

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