Power Authority Security
Guard Honored for Volunteer Work
June 3, 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK—Dale R. Henry, a security guard at the
New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Niagara Power Project in Lewiston and
the Power Authority’s Volunteer of the Year 2002, was honored Tuesday at
the Friends of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Recognition
Luncheon at Tavern on the Green in Manhattan’s Central Park.
Henry was nominated for the Volunteer-of-the-Year
award by co-workers in recognition of the wide variety and history of
vital volunteer services he provides to his community. He was selected
as honoree by the Power Authority’s management committee.
“Each year, the Power Authority’s Volunteer-of
the-Year Program takes great pride in honoring a staff member, like Dale
Henry, for exceptional contributions to their community,” said Louis P.
Ciminelli, chairman of the Power Authority. “Dale is a prime example of
someone who enhances both the NYPA community and his own community
through the boundless energy and high principles of the volunteer spirit
which he so remarkably demonstrates.”
Henry, a lifelong resident and a member of the
Tuscarora Indian Nation, joined the NYPA staff in March 2002. When
working the night shift at the Niagara Project, he is able to devote
daytime hours to his many and varied volunteer projects.
Henry has been an active volunteer since he was a
teenager. Much of his volunteer efforts revolve around helping the
reservation’s Tuscarora Senior Citizens with activities such as
transporting them to doctor appointments and their fundraising events.
Henry manages the local basketball league, where he
strives to set an example for young people, “by showing the value of
volunteering for your own self and others, and proving you don’t have to
get paid for everything you do.” He is also active in assisting with the
organization of the reservation’s community fair, field day and roadside
On May 3, 2003, Henry was recognized, at the Peter
Doctor Memorial Scholarship Foundation’s 48th Annual Award Dinner, for
his comprehensive volunteer work as president of Tuscarora Temperance
In his community, Henry is known as “Rah Neh De Rah
Nah,” or “He Who Helps.” He was honored in 1999 as “Indian of the Year”
by the Tuscarora Indian Nation.
Henry has an associates’ degree in liberal arts
social science and another associates’ degree in public relations media
arts, both from Niagara County Community College.