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2009 Banquet

Chapter Awardees for 2008
Banquet on May 3, 2009

The Angeles Chapter honored its members at the Annual Awards Banquet May 3, 2009 at the Brookside Country Club; Silvia Darie, Banquet Chair and Sherry Ross, Awards Chair.

View a list of Awardees and Awards


Reception

Reception with Silent Auction

Elizabeth Neat accepting the Madelyn Pyeatt National Award from Darrell Clarke

Conservation Service Awards

Tejon Ranch Committee

Accepting for Crescenta Valley are John Lajeuness with Jeff and Nadia Wilson

Sherry Ross and Mike Sappingfield award Ed Ogawa the Excellence in Media Plaque

Virgil Shields receiving the Phil Bernay Service Plaque

Carole Mintzer awarded for Political Service

Elizabeth Sass (Lynda Hoyer Staff Awardee) and Silvia Darie with Nadia

Don Bremner winner of the Weldon Heald Conservation Plaque
George Wysup with the Nature Interpretation Plaque
Assemblyman Antony Portantino receives Special Award: Public Policy


Harry Freimanis gets Chester Versteeg Outings Plaque

Special Service Awardees

Nadia with Ann Shields

LIST OF AWARDS AND AWARDEES

Phil Bernay
Service Plaque

VIRGIL SHIELDS

Weldon Heald Conservation Plaque

DON BREMNER

Chester Versteeg Outings Plaque

HARRY FREIMANIS

Elna Bakker Nature Interpretation Plaque

GEORGE WYSUP

Lifelong
Service Plaque

HERSH KELLEY

Lori and Robin Ives Excellence in Media Plaque

ED OGAWA

Linda Hoyer
Staff Plaque

ELIZABETH SAAS

Irene Charnock
Office Service Plaque

CECILIA WILMOTT

Political Service Plaque

CAROLE MINTZER

Extraordinary Achievement Certificate

MARK BIXBY

Extraordinary Achievement Certificate

TEJON RANCH TASK FORCE

Citation of Merit

CRESCENTA VALLEY GROUP

Special Award
Public Policy Plaque

ANTHONY PORTANTINO

Conservation Service Certificate

MICHAEL BECK
BILL BRAND
ERIK COUNSELLER
MICHAEL POPOFF
KATHY SEAL

Outings Service Certificate

WAYNE BANNISTER
BART BARTLOW
IGNACIA DOGGETT
BRUCE HALE
PVSB BUS TRIP COMMITTEE
    DONNA LAUCK
    DAVID HIXSON
    RICHARD PARDI
VIRGIL POPESCU
JOAN WEAVER
ELLIE WEST

Special Service Certificate

BOB AND CHRIS BROOKS
BARBARA CREIGHTON
WAYNE FISCHER

DAVID HAAKE
SHIRLEY HICKMAN
JEAN JACKSON
CATHY KISSINGER
INGEBORG PROCHAZKA
CATHERINE RONAN
SIERRA SINGLES HOSPITALITY COMM
    JANET HATZER
    KAY DANIELS
    VINCE MCLAUGHLIN
BILL VANDERBERG
TODD WILLIAMS

Each year the Angeles Chapter requests the names of those individuals who deserve recognition for exemplary service to the Chapter in the fields of Conservation, Outings, Leadership, Interpre-tation of Nature, and Service. Each Group, Section, Committee and Task Force is asked to recommend recipients for the listed Chapter awards based on the following criteria. No elected at large member of the Angeles Chapter Executive Committee and no member of the Awards Committee is eligible for a Chapter award. Any group representative on the ExComm who will be proposed for an award will be asked to leave the room while the list of proposed awards is presented to the ExComm and voted on.

The EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATE is awarded upon accomplishing a major goal of the Angeles Chapter that is widely recognized within the Chapter and the Club as well as in the community at large. Generally, the focus of accomplishment is within or near the Angeles Chapter area. It can, however, be given for a major accomplishment outside that area if the predominant leadership comes from within the Chapter membership. The award will not be given annually, but it can be awarded in successive years if warranted. Usually the award will be made to a group of people (group, section, committee, task force, or ad hoc organization), but exceptional accomplishment by an individual can be recognized.

The WELDON HEALD CONSERVATION PLAQUE is the highest conservation award conferred by the Angeles Chapter. It is awarded to a Sierra Club member who has provided long-term and outstanding service to the Angeles Chapter in the field of conservation.

The CHESTER VERSTEEG OUTINGS PLAQUE is the highest outings leadership award conferred by the Angeles Chapter. It is awarded to a Sierra Club member who has provided long-term and outstanding leadership in furthering the enjoyment and safety of the outings program

The PHIL BERNAYS SERVICE PLAQUE is the highest service award conferred by the Angeles Chapter. It is awarded to a Sierra Club member who has provided long-term and out-standing service to the Angeles Chapter in fields other than conservation and outings, such as administration and political activism.

The IRENE CHARNOCK OFFICE SERVICE PLAQUE is awarded to a Sierra Club member who has provided long-term and out-standing service to the Angeles Chapter by serving as a Chapter office volunteer.

The ELNA BAKKER NATURE INTERPRETATION PLAQUE is awarded for outstanding achievement in the interpretation of nature, using the written word, photography, graphic art or field demonstration. Candidates for this award must display unusual creativity and depth in the communication of knowledge and appreciation of the natural world. This award is not intended as a reward for merely conducting many nature walks. Because of the high qualifications needed for an award candidate, it would be expected that this honor would not be awarded every year.

The LINDA HOYER CHAPTER STAFF PLAQUE is awarded for extraordinary contributions, far beyond the normal call of duty, to the Sierra Club and the Angeles Chapter from an employee of the Angeles Chapter. It would be expected that this honor would not be awarded every year.

The LIFELONG SERVICE PLAQUE is given to a senior member who has provided consistent long-term service to the Angeles Chapter.

The LORI AND ROBIN IVES EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA PLAQUE for Conservation Activism is awarded for the best newsletter, or website, series of articles, radio or television spot, or campaign in any media that promotes conservation action in the Angeles Chapter.

The POLITICAL SERVICE PLAQUE Is awarded for long time exemplary political service.

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATES FOR CONSERVATION SERVICE, OUTINGS SERVICE, AND SPECIAL SERVICE are given to Sierra Club members who deserve special recognition for noteworthy service they have rendered to the Angeles Chapter.

A CITATION OF MERIT is awarded to an Angeles Chapter entity for its help and support in Angeles Chapter activities and achievement of goals.

A SPECIAL AWARD may be conferred upon those individuals who have performed outstanding conservation work outside the Sierra Club regardless of Sierra Club membership. Included in this category are the Media Award, given to an individual professionally employed in a communications media field who has consistently displayed concern for environmental, conservation, and wilderness values and the
Public Policy Award, given to an elected public official who has made outstanding contributions to advancing the environmental cause.