PHILADELPHIA: Mr.Joby George, an outstanding layman leader of the Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America and a national level socio/cultural/Political organizer among malayali communities in USA will be decorated the special order of recognition -"Commander" from His Holiness Patriarch, the Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church. On sunday,July 1st ,2012 His Eminence Mor Titus Yeldho Metropolitan, the Archbishop and Patriarchal Vicar of the malankara Archdiocese will present the Medal and momento in a special meeting to be held in connection with the annual feast of St.Peter and re-dedication ceremony of his home parish St.Peters Jacobite Syrian Orthodox church in Pennsylvania.
This special recognition is awarded for his sincere service to the Holy Church and malankara Archdiocese in USA.For over 25 years Mr.Joby George has held various positions such as Malankara Archdiocesan Council member, Joint Treasurer,Official Spokesman and General Convenor of the Silver Jubilee Convention (2010) of Malankara Archdiocese.As the General Convenor of the Silver Jubilee Convention held in NewJersey in July 2012 , his coordination capacity and excellent leadership measures in team work was instrumental in implimenting a challenging and high magnitude project in Archdiocese which got national attention and appreciation among the pravasi malayalies living all over the world.Currently he is serving the Archdiocese as the Finance Auditor,Building Committee member and Vice President of St.Peters Parish.
As a journalist Mr.Joby is very active in USA Malayalam News Media. He is the Philadelphia correspondant of the malayalam News Paper, which is the popular malayalam print news paper in USA and Canada.He is also the Area manager of Kairali.T.V and the national Vice President of India Press Club of North America.As a community leader and organizor Mr.Joby is serving this great nation as the Advisory Member of the Council of Asian affairs of the City Police Commissioner of Philadelphia, Asian Advisory Council Member of District Attorney, Director of Asian Federation of US and member of Asian-American Business Committee. He has also served the Tri-State Kerala Forum( the united organization of malayali associations of Philadelphia) as the Chairman and General Secretary, now the Executive Vice Chairman and Souvenir Chief Editor.He was one of the founding member of the the Kottayam Association one of the leading the Charity Organization in Malayali community.He is also an active member of Indian National Overseas Congress and served this political forum as the I.N.O.C.Kerala Chapter National Secretary and Pennsylvania State Chapter President.
Considering his sincere and dedicated services in social and charity field,In June,2011 Mr.Joby Geoege was elected and awarded Special Social Service Award of Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia city. He has also received several Journalist award from the associations PAMPA,MAPP,KALA and S.N.D.P.
Mr.Joby is the beloved son of Late Mr.Thomas George and Mrs.Sosamma George of Ennackal Family ,Pakkil, Kottayam ,Kerala and and belongs to the St.Thomas Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church in Pakkil of Kottayam Diocese.Mrs.Lissy is his beloved wife and daughters Liya and Jenny are loving childrens.Mr.George Varghese(NewYork),Mr.Reji George(Houston),Mr.Geemon George(Philadelphia),Mr.George Thomas(Kochi),Mrs.Daisy Rajan,Molly John,Shanthi Varghese(Kottayam) and Late.Mr.Mathew George and Ms.Shoma George are his sibilings.