Community House Nominee Bob Pullar Receives Golden Oldies Award
Bloomfield Hills resident and Community House nominee Bob Pullar is the 2011 recipent of the Golden Oldies Award, a program which recognizes seniors who volunteer in their communities and make a significant impact on the lives of others.
Pullar is the former president of the Community House's Senior Men's Club and according to Community House spokeswoman, Gigi Nichols, is being recognized for his outstanding efforts, generosity and determination to continue making a difference in the Birmingham and Bloomfield community.
"He is a tireless volunteer who for more than 30 years has dedicated himself to the Bloomfield Township Library, St. James Episcopal Church and The Community House," she said in a press release.
For 24 years, Pullar has helped the BTPL raise funds through its annual book sale. In addition, Pullar has volunteered at St. James for more than 40 years, serving as a member of the Vestry, participating in Sunday worship services as a lay reader and delivering food and gift baskets to needy families each Christmas.
At the Community House, Pullar, at 89, continues to be active in the Senior Men's Club.
"He has an optimistic, positive outlook on life," said former Community House president Shelley Roberts. "No task is beneath him. At the same time, he is a role model and a leader. Whether chairing a meeting of volunteers or personally pulling together a mass mailing, Bob always tries to do the best job possible.
The Golden Oldies Award program was founded in 1989 and is a collaboration of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit and the Detroit Rotary Club.