Recognition Represents Schuckmann’s Second Paul Harris Award
The Hicksville Water District (HWD) is proud to announce that Commissioner William Schuckmann has been awarded the Paul Harris Award from the Hicksville-Jericho Rotary Club. This represents the second time in which Commissioner Schuckmann has received the award, with the first coming in 2003 in honor of his presidency. His 2022 Paul Harris recognition has been awarded due to his continuing service to the club and his community.
“I am honored to have been considered by my peers for my second Paul Harris Award,” said Commissioner Schuckmann. “My community is incredibly important to me and I greatly enjoy working hard to improve the lives of those around me as much as possible. I thank my fellow members of the Hicksville-Jericho Rotary Club for this recognition and I plan to continue serving my community in a variety of capacities well into the future.”
Schuckmann has been a member of the Hicksville-Jericho Rotary Club since 1996 and has served as President on two different occasions. He currently serves on the Board of Directors. His behind-the-scenes operations have resulted in the consistent success of many club-related events, such as Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Lottery Fundraiser. According to his peers, Schuckmann embodies the Rotary Club’s motto of “Service Above Self” in everything he does and is an invaluable member of the Hicksville community.
“There is nobody more deserving of this award than Commissioner Schuckmann,” said HWD Chairman Nicholas Brigandi. “His enthusiasm for serving the Hicksville community is truly special and is something that only the most dedicated residents can display. We congratulate him on this fantastic achievement and we look forward to working with him as he continues to strive toward making our community the best it can be.”
Along with his role as a Hicksville Water District Commissioner and as a member of both the Rotary Club and Hicksville Chamber of Commerce Boards of Directors, Schuckmann also recently celebrated his 50th year as a member of the Hicksville Volunteer Fire Department. Throughout his tenure with the Fire Department, he has served as Company Lieutenant, Captain, Assistant Chief and Chief. He was also elected to serve three five-year terms as Fire Commissioner.
“Commissioner Schuckmann’s passion for serving his community is something he has brought into every role he has occupied over the decades,” said HWD Commissioner Karl Schweitzer. “Having served with him at the Hicksville Water District and the Fire Department, I have seen firsthand the level of care he takes in ensuring the well-being of his fellow residents. The positive impact that he has had on this community is remarkable and we are excited to see him recognized with this award.”