Morris County News

Boy Scouts Prep for Morris Lifetime Achievement Awards Dinner

Dan Stringham, J.D., LL.M.
Chief Christopher Wagner
Bob Landrigan
James Sandham, Jr., C.P.A.
Margit P. Rahill

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council will be honoring local community members at the Boy Scouts of America 22nd Annual Morris Lifetime Achievement Awards Dinner to be held on the evening of Wednesday, April 19 at The Park Avenue Club in Florham Park at 6:30 pm. 

This year’s honorees are Bob Landrigan, Margit Rahill, Mayor James Sandham, Jr., Dan Stringham, and Chief Christopher Wagner.

The event recognizes these five outstanding citizens for their community service, as evidenced by their leadership and interests within the Morris County community, and for their embodiment of the values of the century old Scout Oath and Law in their personal and professional lives. The event chairs are current Morris County Sheriff, James Gannon and retired Morris County Sheriff, Edward Rochford.

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Bob Landrigan has been an EMT with the Madison Volunteer Corps for 20 years, 6 years as President and currently in his 4th year as its Captain. He has been the coordinator of Madison’s Office of Emergency Management the past 6 years, responsible for emergency planning and response, working with the county, state and FEMA. Landrigan also served as an auxiliary police officer, he served on the Madison Board of Health, and is currently in his second term on the Madison Council.

Margit Rahill is the President of Turul Bookbindery Inc. which is a family bookbinding business, that restores and repairs books and Bibles. The company has entered its 85th year, educating the 4th generation of bookbinders. She has been involved with Rotary since 1975 when she became a member of the Jefferson Township Rotary and later rose to the rank of President. Margit served in the role of Rotary District Assistant Governor from 2003- 2006, previously served as Governor’s Assistant for three years, and is serving as District Governor for Rotary District 7470 and overseeing 50 clubs in the District.

After moving to Montville Township, Mayor James Sandham became involved in coaching youth sports, Kiwanis and St. Pius X Church – where he is an usher, chair of the Finance Committee and in the Knights of Columbus.  Jim was elected to the Board of Education and a few years later he was elected to the Township Committee.  Jim has served for 12 years, 4 as Mayor of Montville Township. Mayor James Sandham has served as NJ Jaycees President and the U.S. Jaycees Treasurer.  His Jaycee experience led him to become the Treasurer of Camp Jaycee, a non-profit dedicated to providing overnight camping to developmentally challenged individuals. Professionally, Jim is currently the CFO at Unimac Graphics, a commercial and package printing company.

Dan Stringham was recently appointed to the executive board of Patriots’ Path Council and he is also an assistant council commissioner.  He has been active at the local unit level of Scouting, and he has also given of his time in many capacities at the district and council levels of Scouting.  For a total of seventeen years, Dan was the appointed bishop of an LDS congregation, and then a member of the church's governing presidency for Northwestern New Jersey where his responsibilities included the oversight of youth and Scouting programs. He has represented the church in community outreach initiatives, including joint service projects, and he was also instrumental in reestablishing a strong relationship between Patriots’ Patch Council and his church.  For the past 25 years, he has been a tax attorney at Prudential Financial, where he is a senior leader in the Tax Department and, most recently, a member of senior management. 

Chief Christopher Wagner was hired by the Denville Township Police Department in August of 1988.  During his tenure with the Denville Township Police Department, Wagner has served in every division within the department and held every rank.  In November, 2007, Wagner was promoted to the rank of Chief of Police.  Chief Wagner is the Immediate Past President of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police and is the President of the NJ Police Chiefs Foundation.  He is the past president of the Morris County D.A.R.E. Officers, Juvenile Officers and Detective Associations and the Morris County Chiefs of Police Association.  He is a certified Police Academy Instructor, lecturing on various topics including Patrol Concepts, Courtroom Testimony and Morals and Ethics.  Chief Wagner graduated from the NJ State Chiefs Association’s West Point Command and Leadership Program in 1999.  He also serves as the Vice President at St. Peter’s Orphanage in Denville, an orphanage for boys aged 6 to 17 years.    

Morris County is a part of the Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts of America which serves 17,000 youth in over 400 Scouting units in communities like ours throughout Morris, Middlesex, Somerset, Sussex, and Union Counties.

For more information on Scouting, attending the event, and sponsoring an ad in the program journal, contact Jennifer Volz, Sr. Development Director, at 973-765-9322 ext. 249 and/or





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Dear Editor,

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