FUNDRAISER - 2016 DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN OF THE YEAR BY BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Temecula, CA (June 30, 2016)– Bernard L. Truax II, or Bernie to those that know him, has been selected as the 2016 Distinguished Citizen of the year by the Boy Scouts of America. The Distinguished Citizen Award is presented to individuals whose personal ethics and family values are representative of the Scout Oath and Law.
Bernie will be honored:
Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Pechanga Resort and Casino.
Bernie was himself a boy scout, and still vividly remembers his scout master Kenneth Gorgi, of Troop 213, in Cleveland Ohio in the ‘50s. Today, he is passionate and dedicated to constructing buildings that stand the test of time; creating a long term sense of community; and being a legacy creator for his family, community and his faith. Bernie stated, “I am passionate about developing the arts, providing cultural opportunities, sponsoring leadership training opportunities, community visioning, and mentoring youth and adults with addiction challenges.” The Truax Building, located in Old Town, Temecula, has served as home for the First Friday Visual arts exhibits. In May of 2016, he was recognized by the City of Temecula, Community Services Commission with an award of appreciation for supporting programs in Arts, Culture and Events. Bernie was also nominated by the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce as 2015 Citizen of the Year.
Past recipients of the award include: President Gerald Ford, Governor George Deukmejian, Bob Hope, Jimmy Stewart, and John Wayne. The Tahquitz District has honored Dan Stephenson, Jerry Wilson, Bill Green, 3rdDistrcit Supervisor Jeff Stone, Christine and John McCusker, Dr. Jerry Hizon, Dan Atwood, Pastor Steve Struikmans, Dr. Larry Boggeln, Ben Drake, Terry Gilmore, and Joan Sparkman.
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