The Mozella Gaither Collier Community Volunteer Service Award

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Beginning in 1980, the chapter started observing open and closed Founders’ Day in alternate years; in even years Founders’ Day would be opened; in odd years, Founders’ Day would be closed.  The citizenship award, namely, “The Mozella Gaither Collier Community Volunteer Service Award,” was initially awarded in 1980, and the chapter voted to present this award every two years at the open Founders’ Day observance.  Gamma Sigma Omega Chapter initiated this Award to honor Collier for her many years of volunteer service in Savannah and Chatham County and throughout the state of Georgia.  The Award recognizes citizens in the community who have given their time and talents to be of service to others.  The 72nd Founders’ Day was extra special in many ways.  The first Mozella Gaither Collier Community Volunteer Service Award was given; the Mayor of Savannah proclaimed Sunday, February 17, 1980 Mozella Gaither Collier Day.  The first recipient of this Award was Mrs. Priscilla D. Thomas, Principal of a local elementary school; runners-up were Dr. Clifford Hardwick, III; Mrs. Sadie Steele, and Mrs. Gertrude Green.