Appalachian Mountain Club

Volunteer Recognition Awards


At our Annual Dinner, we will present awards to show appreciation of a member’s special contributions. Descriptions are below.
AMC Members are invited to send nominations to recognitionawards@amc-ny.org by October 31, 2017.

Process: Please include your name but this is optional. Then write the name of person(s) you nominate for awards #1, 2, 3 and/or 4 with detailed explanations and specific examples for your nominations. Tell us their stories and how they exemplify the best of our membership. Past award recipients are not eligible for the same award again.

1. APPIE OF THE YEAR AWARD- For an individual who gives selflessly of him/herself for the good of the club; one who works tirelessly, often behind the scenes, organizing, leading in fact and by example; someone who has served in this manner for several years, thus over time continuing this commitment; an active volunteer, rather than someone who served well in the past, or for a limited time. The Appie exemplifies what is best about the volunteer ethic that makes our Club, and most particularly our Chapter, so special.

2. INSPIRATION AWARD – For a member who embodies the spirit of our chapter and inspires others by leading, mentoring, or encouraging leadership or activity for AMC this year.

3. ADVOCACY AWARD (AMBASSADOR AWARD) – For a member who encourages others to participate with AMC or promotes AMC and our Chapter by recruiting, speaking for or representing AMC at events (including in office, outside venue or related to an activity), etc this year.

4. UNSUNG HERO AWARD – For a member who supports the chapter in less visible or celebrated ways behind the scenes , such as public service (conservation, trails), communications, editing, committee service, record keeping, etc this year.

2016 Awardees
Appie of the Year – Joe Nigro, Hiking Committee
Inspirational Volunteer – Ken Elion, Hiking Committee
Ambassador Award – Butch Futrell, Canoe & Kayak Committee
Unsung Hero Award – Susan Bernstein, Communications Committee

2015 Awardees
Appie of the Year – David Lamb, Hiking Committee
Inspirational Volunteer Award – Loretta Brady, Canoe & Kayak Committee
Ambassador Award – Lisa Williams, Young Members Committee
Unsung Hero Award – Tat Yuen, Communications Committee

Past Recipients for Appie of the Year Award are: Helen Fair, John Humbach, Jean Lumbard, Anita Barberis, Fran Braley, Ann Loeb ,Dick Wolff, Wayne Foote, Dr. Albert Rosen, Betty Van De Water, Doris Repke, Jane Levenson, Don Getzen, Henry Schreiber, Marty Cohen , Art and Nancy Tollefson, Ken West, Jonathan Silver, David Brucas, Carson Tang, Bob Susser, Lennie Grefig, Cynthia Tollo Falls, Frank Bamberger, Martin Plante, David Lamb, and Joe Nigro.