Friends of Gary Beilman say he goes the extra mile.


Friends of Gary Beilman say he goes the extra mile.
President and CEO of The Dime Bank, Beilman is the Honesdale Area Jaycees 2011 Boss of the Year.
Friends and colleagues who nominated him say, “Gary’s very core exemplifies a man who gives and cares above and beyond the norm. He makes the lives of those he touches change for the better. He possesses a depth of compassion to help all who may be in need.”
Beilman exemplifies that portion of the Jaycees Creed that reads: Earth’s greatest treasure lies in human personality. Nominators say he goes, “the extra mile both personally and professionally to help people in his community by supporting many charitable causes without wanting recognition in return.
“During his career as a loan officer, he found ways to structure loans to keep people in homes and businesses running. He is a humble, caring, and generous man, treating everyone equally, with respect and compassion.”
Boss of the Year is befitting, they said. “When we at The Dime Bank think of Gary, the words: family, community and faith quickly come to mind. He treats all of us as if we are family. He is involved in countless community activities that enrich the lives of all. While accepting responsibility for the tough decisions, he is happy to pass on the recognition and accolades to his teammates, a true quality of a great leader.”
“Genuine” and “open” are the words they used to describe his character. “The strength of his unwavering faith gives Gary the ability to balance the needs to successfully run a profitable, prosperous organization such as The Dime Bank, while bringing the concerns of the community into focus,” nominators wrote.
Heavily involved in the community, Beilman is a member of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Wayne County Historical Society, Delaware Highlands Conservancy, Lacawac Sanctuary, 1992 Director/Treasurer with the Wallenpaupack Area School District, 2007 Pastoral Councilmember for Queen of Peace RC Church, 2007 Greater Honesdale Partnership  Director, and 2009 Campaign Co-Chair for the United Way of Wayne County, among other organizations.
Jaycees Board of Director Tim Meagher said Beilman embodies the last two lines of the Jaycees Creed: “That earth’s greatest treasure lies in human personality; and that service to humanity is the best work of life.”
“The board of directors feel that Gary Beilman embodies both of those statements to the fullest extent. We’re honored as an organization to be able to honor him,” Meagher said.
A dinner in Beilman’s honor was held Jan. 25 at Tick Tocks restaurant in Texas Township.