SER Service Awards

About SER Service Awards


The SER recognizes the impact volunteers make on the quality of your NMRA membership.  Volunteers organize and run division meetings, auctions, train shows, and swap meets.  They give clinics, serve as Boy Scout merit badge counselors, host operating sessions, and open their homes and layouts to visitors.  They serve as mentors to other model railroaders, always willing to share their knowledge and techniques to make us better modelers.  The SER honors its top volunteers with two awards:

Dave Muller Award

The Dave Muller Award is given for service at the divisional level. Individuals are nominated based upon their activity level within their division. When the nominations are made, the name or names are distributed to the members of the committee and the qualifications are discussed and a vote taken.  Nominations can be made by any SER member.

Dave Muller Recipients

1998 Bob Beaty, 1999 Ron Gough, 2000 Dean Belowich, 2001 Randall Watson, 2002 Scott Perry, 2003 Pat Turner, 2004 John Stevens, 2005 Howard Goodwin, 2006 Paul Voelker, 2007 Charlie Crawford, 2008 Joe Gelmini, 2009 Bob McIntyre, 2010 Fred Coleman, 2011 Rick Coble, 2012 Glen Hall, 2013 No award presented due to national convention, 2014 John Stewart, 2015 no award presented, 2016 Larry Burkholder, 2017 Walt Liles.

Vern Yarbrough Award

The Vern Yarbrough Award is given for service at the regional level. Individuals are nominated based upon the their activity level within the SER. When the nominations are made, the name or names are distributed to the members of the committee and the qualifications are discussed and a vote taken. This award may not be given on an annual basis. Nominations are by the Honors and Award committee.

Vern Yarbrough Recipients

Bob Beaty, MMR, Jim Blanchard, Joe Gamble, Joe Gelmini, MMR, Jim Gibson (First recipient in 1981, deceased), George Gilbert, MMR, Jim Ketchersid, Carey Jenkins, Melinda Martin, Joe Nichols, Sr., MMR, Norm Pinney (deceased), Lenny Polinsky, Warner Schutte (deceased), Larry Smith, MMR, Paul V Voelker

 

If you would like to nominate someone, contact Honors and Awards chair Larry Smith, MMR atwooddale@bellsouth.net. Be sure to include what that person has done to deserve the award.