Mr. Giorgio Zanol MBE *Photo supplied
Mr. Giorgio Zanol MBE *Photo supplied

FRIDAY, DEC. 28: Her Majesty the Queen has recognized the following persons in her New Years Honours List 2013:

Member of the British Empire:

Mr. Giorgio Zanol MBE -  for his charitable contributions and advocacy in the community. Born in Italy, Mr. Zanol came to Bermuda in the mid 1960s, and for more than 40 years, Giorgio Zanol has built a successful business – the Lindo’s Group of Companies. His charitable contributions are widely known in Bermuda, having devoted his attention to many philanthropic causes, with many organisations benefitting from his efforts, including the Bermuda Diabetes Association, the Lions Club of Bermuda, Rotary International, St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church and the CedarBridge Academy and the Devonshire Colts to name a few. Mr. Zanol is also passionate about health and fitness, and it’s through his sporting pursuits such as marathon running that he has managed to raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Bermuda Diabetes Association. One of Georgio Zanol’s greatest traits is his humility, and he has dedicated his life to helping many around him. Mr. Zanol is passionate about giving back to the community and is committed to sustainability. In recent years, he introduced reusable green grocery bags in his stores, and also paved the way in alternate energy production with the installation of solar panels on the roof of his store in Devonshire.

The following persons have been awarded Queen’s Certificates and Badges of Honour:

Elder Kevin John Tyron Santucci – for his outstanding social and religious service. Elder Santucci is well known throughout the community for his dedication to social needs, his Christian involvement, his musical talents and the giving of his time as a volunteer. Mr. Santucci performs a variety of services both locally and internationally. As an Evangelist, he regularly teaches and holds Christian based seminars; he has preached, taught, baptized and shared his singing talents throughout many parts of the world. He is well known for his community work in the US, South Africa, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica. He is a long serving member of the Bermudian Parks Commission and in late 2012, he was appointed as the Chaplin/Spiritual Advisor to the Corporation of Hamilton. Mr. Santucci is a long serving member and now chairman of the Warwick Parish Council, which owns and operates the Lorraine Seniors Home. Elder Santucci is also the Chaplin for Bermuda’s three prisons.

Lynn Yvette Wilson – for her years of volunteer service in the community - For more than 20 years, Lynn Wilson has dedicated her life to volunteering her time and energy to the patients at the KEMH VII Continuing Care Unit. Mrs. Wilson is seen as an invaluable member of the Continuing Care Unit and has touched countless lives with her care and dedication. Ms Wilson is also a long serving member of the St. Monica’s Guild and currently serves as its president. The role of the Guild is provide assistance to the church in fund raising, visitation of the sick, and assisting with various community activities. And recently, Mrs. Wilson was instrumental in founding the St. Monica’s Community Feeding Programme.De