Lawber Receives 2020 Governor’s Volunteer Award

Lloyd Lawber
September 10, 2020

Pike County RSVP volunteer Lloyd Lawber of Griggsville has been selected to receive the Governor’s Volunteer Award, West Central Illinois Senior Corps Volunteer of the Year. The award will be presented on September 16 during a special virtual presentation. The event is sponsored by Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, which recognize the work of volunteers across the state.

Lawber has been a Pike County RSVP member since 2015, and has contributed more than 2,751 hours of service to Pike County. He was instrumental in starting the Pike County All Wars Museum in Pittsfield, which honors veterans from the Civil War, Spanish-American War, WWI, WWII, Korean, Vietnam and Gulf wars, and the Global War on Terror (Afghanistan and Iraq). Working with other volunteers, Lawber has spent hours researching, setting up displays and creating new ideas to honor veterans and enhance the museum.

A Vietnam veteran, Lawber lives by the motto “the more you give, the more you receive.”

In addition to his work with the museum, Lawber has volunteered with Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity and the Dana-Thomas House/Frank Lloyd Wright State Historical Site in Springfield. He also has served on the Pike County Illinois Historical Society Board of Directors.

Adams, Brown and Pike County RSVP is a program of John Wood Community College. For information on becoming a volunteer, call the RSVP office at (217) 641-4961 or visit

John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today's needs and tomorrow's opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees, certificates, and personal enrichment courses.