In February of 2019, I received one of the greatest honors. I was recognized as the Humanitarian of the year. I take pride in giving back to the community that has given so much to me.
Bill has been a member of our local Pensacola Civitan Club for over 28 years. The Mission Statement of Civitan as a club is.. “The worldwide mission of Civitan International is to build good citizenship by providing a volunteer organization of clubs dedicated to serving individual and community needs, with an emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities.” Bill lives by this code every day of his life. He is a past president of our local chapter and has headed several large community events, including, but not limited to… heading up the construction of a 500 foot walkway leading up to a new amphitheater at West Gate School to allow for students with disabilities to enjoy the facilities with greater ease. Also during this seat, he sold Christmas Trees to benefit ARC Disability Center for over 12 years. While his Presidency has ended, he continues on with the Civitans in other capacities. 25 years ago, he founded and continues to head up the annual Civitan Picnic for children with disabilities, hands out annual scholarship awards to deserving young folks, he runs the Civitan annual Christmas Auctions, helps with the car park for the handicapped, announces “Citizen of the Year” for both Community participants as well as exemplary Student. He remains an active member of the board.
Bill has taught classes with the Junior Achievement (teaching life skills classes to adolescents). He participates with the “Streets & Lanes” Ministry, by providing meals for the homeless.
Bill is a past member of St Christopher Episcopal Church where he was head of hospitality, a past Board member, Sunday school teacher and doorman. Currently Bill is a member of St. Mark’s and holds a position on the Board, holds Communion within the church as well as for “Shut-ins”, is on the Personnel board and is an active part of the “Volunteer Janitorial” Staff. Bill’s family has been an instrumental part of the foundation of this community and is very proud that both churches were built by his Grandfather & his construction business.
RE/MAX Horizons Realty participates in many volunteer efforts, such as cooking for Ronald McDonald House Charities, Wreaths Across America, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer to name a few, and Bill is front and center at every event.
Bill is a past member of our local Sertoma, (acronym for Service to Mankind) club, a retired Mardi Gras member (huge in the south), and has been on the Board of the East Hill Neighborhood Association for 12 years. Lastly, Bill is a proud Bell Ringer for the Salvation Army every year.
Bill does all of this while managing his own Real Estate Business with RE/MAX Horizons Realty since 2002.
They don’t call him “East Hill Bill” for nothing.
Every year, I organize a picnic that’s put on by our local Civitan Group that benefits the handicap. It’s something I’m incredibly passionate about, just like you see I’m incredibly passionate about being present in my community.