Plymouth Volunteer Ambulance Corps presents April PVAC Proud Award

Published on Friday, 29 April 2022 10:23


PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Volunteer Ambulance Corps (PVAC) have named local volunteer Pat Borda as the April recipient of the PVAC Proud Award.

The award is presented monthly to individuals or organizations, nominated by the community, that go "above and beyond" to help the town. Bonnie Doughty-Jenkins, PVAC Board Chair, said that this was the second time that Borda's name was brought forward for the award. Borda was nominated this time by board member Jolene Dutkiewicz for her "many years of continued involvement in civic activities throughout town."

"She is a member of the local Lion's Club and takes care of the sign on the town green," said Doughty-Jenkins.

Cynthia Badenhop, PVAC board secretary and scholarship committee chair, said that she has worked with Borda for many years.

"She has been great and helped us get everything done in a timely manner," said Badenhop.

Borda was presented with the PVAC Proud award by PVAC Board Member Steven Raymond at PVAC headquarters. She said that she was surprised and honored to have received it.

"I don't do it for recognition; I do it because I enjoy volunteering," she said. "I have been a member of the Terryville Lions Club for 8 years and I have chaired a few events, including the recent Easter egg hunt at Terryville High School."

The Truman Gustafson PVAC Proud award is named after Truman Gustafson, who was one of the founders of PVAC when it was established in 1968. The board of directors meets to decide the recipient from among nominees.

Plymouth Volunteer Ambulance Corps (PVAC) member Heather Collins was presented with March's PVAC Proud Award.

Doughty-Jenkins said anyone can nominate someone for this award.

"If there is a member, crew, etc. that you feel has gone 'above and beyond' or a citizen or business that has shown a spirit of assisting and helping the community, please contact myself or any Board of Directors member," she said. "I can be reached by writing to me in care of PVAC 191 Main St, Terryville, CT."

For more information on the Plymouth Volunteer Ambulance Corps, visit

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plymouth, Terryville on Friday, 29 April 2022 10:23. Updated: Friday, 29 April 2022 10:25.