The 2022 recipient of the Joseph H. Mason Community Service Award was Jim Cama!
Jim is a member of the NYSUT Union (New York State Teachers United.) and has taught for eleven years in Jamestown (seven years at Lincoln and four years at Ring.) Before coming to Ring School, Mr. Cama taught first grade and PreK for seven years in Denver, Colorado.
Since its inception, Jim has been an integral part on the Hands-on Jamestown Neighborhood clean-up events. Jim mobilized members of Jamestown Teachers Association to participate in the clean-up around their homes/schools. While working full-time as a teacher, Jim and his wife Emily are also Realtors at ERA Team VP Real Estate. Together, they are passionate about helping people become proud homeowners within the city of Jamestown and the surrounding area.
Jim is an active member of Jamestown Teachers Association and a past coordinator of Jamestown Teachers Association in Battle of the Businesses, where he recruited members to participate and participated in many events himself. He also participates in IMPACT for Educators at Lincoln Elementary School.
Jim was a coach for four years with the Jamestown Area Babe Ruth teams. This is his first year as a head coach with the Southwestern Little League, where his sons participate in the sport. Jim also plays softball, curling, and volleyball in a variety of local leagues.
Jim and his wife Emily have hosted players who were visiting in Jamestown for the Babe Ruth World Series, and they are interested in hosting a Rotary Exchange Student. They live in West Ellicott with their four children and they are very involved with Zion Covenant Church.