AACA - CHESAPEAKE REGION

              Spirit Award

Initiated in 1979, this award is given to the Club member whom the elected officers of the Club select as the person who has done the most work for the Chesapeake Region during the current year. The award is in honor of Murrell E. Smith, in recognition of his tireless efforts for the benefit of the Chesapeake Region.

The elected officers of the Club make the selection of the awardee at the September Board Meeting. The recipient may not be an elected officer, but may be an appointed officer. The recipient is eligible to receive the award on a one time basis only. The award is presented at the annual membership banquet and contains the engraved name of the current recipient. At the following year membership banquet, it is surrendered to the new awardee and the previous recipient is given a plaque in recognition of having received the award.

1979-1989

  • 1979  Robert L. Hause
  • 1980  Philip B. Scherning
  • 1981  William H. Miller, Jr.
  • 1982  Willard J. Prentice
  • 1983  Gary E. Wilmer
  • 1984  June Rutledge
  • 1985  Richard R. Byard
  • 1986  Margaret Werneth
  • 1987  Betty E. Fisher
  • 1988  Albert C. Lawson & Theodore E. Utzinger
  • 1989  Fred Krenz

1990-1999

  • 1990  Richard A. Fisher
  • 1991  Theodore Utzinger
  • 1992  Willard J. Prentice
  • 1993  William Richard Alexander
  • 1994  John N. Packard & E. Dale Hennings
  • 1995  Plum Wiley
  • 1996  John English
  • 1997  James Dyson
  • 1998  Ed Allen
  • 1999  Bruce Copeland & Dru Copeland

2000-2009

  • 2000  Vicky Wilmer
  • 2001  Lois Krupinsky
  • 2002  Mary Allen
  • 2003  Boots Petrucci & Otts Petrucci
  • 2004  Dick Bandel
  • 2005  Ted Schneider
  • 2006  Dan Materazzi
  • 2007  Buzz Diehl
  • 2008  Bud Currey
  • 2009  John Shenton

2010-2019

  • 2010  Dave Cavey
  • 2011  Henry Chaudron & Barbara Muldowney
  • 2012  John & Dee Voelkel
  • 2013  Nick Prevas
  • 2014  Joanne Day & Read Van Zile
  • 2015  Bill Wurzell
  • 2016  Al Zimmermann