Monday, November 19, 2012

WA AFA Chapter Presents Awards

The Washington State Air Force Association honored several of its leaders with special recognition at their last meeting.  Pictured are the recipients (l to r) as Mary Moss, Washington State Chapter President, presents the awards:
Rick Sine is the Regional AFA President, received the Exceptional Service Award. In 2010 when Rick became Regional President, one of his biggest challenges was the Greater Seattle chapter's loss of a very active president.  Mr. Sine promptly enlisted the assistance of other chapter leaders to keep the Seattle Chapter functioning.  At one point, when the chapter might fold, he contacted Seattle chapter’s general membership as well as specific groups within the chapter for help. His leadership led to continuation of the Greater Seattle Chapter.

Mary Moss, Washington State AFA Chapter President presenting awards.

Bill Striegel, President for the McChord Chapter and Vice-President for State Chapter, received the Medal of Merit Award. Bill accepted the role as Co-Chairman for the Chapter Foundation Scholarship Golf Tournament, the Foundation’s primary fund raising activity.  His oversight, initiatives and personal efforts last year insured the most successful tournament in the last decade. His dedicated efforts were responsible for finding new donors in both areas.  He also assisted the Community Partner Chairperson in identifying several new Corporate Partners members.

Gary Brackett, the State AFA Government Affairs Officer, was honored for the role he played in the 2011 Air Mobility Command (AMC) Rodeo, especially insuring a warm welcome specifically to the international teams.  Gary’s work coordinating and assisting resulted in a very successful International Team Reception, held at the Foss Waterway Seaport Museum. Volunteers in the effort raised $12,000, coordinated the meals, obtained entertainment, sent out invitations and worked with JBLM to transport the teams to and from the event.

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