Washington Apple Pi Outstanding Volunteer Awards 2004
Presented at the Pi Picnic, June 2004
by Steve Roberson, Vice President, Volunteers
All the wonderful things about Washington Apple Pi are the result of dedicated
volunteers. Volunteers who write for and publish the Journal, organize general
meetings, lead special interest groups, maintain and improve the TCS, take
tickets at the garage sale, fix computers at the Tuesday Night Clinic, answer
the phones at the office and so much more!
This year we publicly recognized a few of those exceptional Pi volunteers
at the June Picnic. Our hope is that by honoring some of those who volunteer
their time and effort on behalf of the Pi we are, in a small way, thanking
all of those who aid the organization.
Nancy Little: "for her extraordinary energy, and uncommon common
sense, as both an office volunteer and a coordinator of volunteers." "She
is so sharp-witted, sensible, and doesn't take guff."
Pat Fauquet: "she is a natural born teacher, a person dedicated
to helping us all grow. She has been a terrific organizer and leader in
the Pi. She is creative
and full of great ideas for the future of the Pi. This is just the tip of
the iceberg of qualifications to nominate Pat Fauquet as Super Volunteer."
Phil Shapiro: "Not only does Phil have a long history of unself
service and loyalty to the Pi, in the past two years he's helped found
and nurture the
iMovie, now iLife SIG; he written articles fo the Journal; he's given much
more of his time to help new users; and he's unfailingly supportive of
Jon Thomason: "for his continual improvement of the TCS, his
almost unnoticed transition of the Pi from a DSL to a T-1, his negotiation
of the DSL to T-1 switch,
and his general All Purpose Expert service and support."
Lorin Evans: "for his efforts in recycling, donations, Tuesday
Night Clinic and computer archeology. Lorin is also the first former President
Apple Pi to retain an active role in the club after retiring from the job;
here is hoping he will not be the last."
Lou Dunham: "for his chairmanship of the TCS committee. He is
retiring for health reasons, but his calm, mature, adult leadership of
on the TCS committee and his ability to run interference with the Board and
other external entities has been crucial to the success of the Pi's telecommunications
over the past few years."
Paige Counts: "The way in which she responds to challenges and
the quality of the products that she makes are both truly outstanding examples
at its best."
Hal Cauthen: "Hal cauthen loves explaining computer things to
people. and he loves to see other people lending each other assistance
His greatest talent, though, is the artistry he brings to his creative work.
He helps remind WAP members that it's not the computers that matter, but
the joy of the process and the beauty of the end product."
Jim Ritz: "for his tireless efforts coordinating tutorials, office
volunteers, the Hotline, and all the other essential tasks that everyone
Sheri German: "for the countless hours she spent coming up with
the wonderful redesign of the Washington Apple Pi Web site (transporting
us from HTML 3.2 to
CSS-2 and XHTML in one step) and her contributions to the Washington Apple
Pi Journal and Power User SIG."
Dick Sanderson: "for his administrative work at the Pi office
and unofficial, but dedicated, role as the Pi's photographer."
Cheryl Levoie: Great office crew.
Catherine Diebold: Great office crew.
Bill Diffley: Great office crew. These three individuals have gone
to great lengths to make sure that our members think of the Pi office
as their office,
and not some remote, unknown bureaucracy.