Volunteer Awards 2015


Susie Young received the USMS Dot Donnelly Service award at convention and Jacki Allender received a lifetime membership in USA Swimming.

Susie Young

Susie Young

Susie Young

We are pleased to announce that Susie Young is a recipient of the 2015 USMS Dorothy Donnelly Service Award.  This Award recognizes those whose contributions stand out in service to local, regional, and national programs.

Susie Young has guts.  In one of the toughest, most time-consuming volunteer positions, she has been Oregon registrar for almost eight years.  With a smile on her face, Susie has improved the registration and record keeping to a point where the membership of  Oregon Masters now runs more smoothly.  There is not a question asked, from new members needing directions to long time members who need assistance, that Susie can’t answer.

She takes her position seriously, regularly keeping up with USMS updates and communicating with her local membership and board.  Serving on past National USMS committees, she recently participated in the registrars’ Peer to Peer session to be sure Oregon Masters can take advantage of what other groups around the country are doing, and to add her experience for others to emulate.

She is a regular National Convention delegate and an active contributor to Oregon Masters with her expertise, earning her the recognition of this award.

Jacki Allender

MJ Caswell, Ginger Pierson, Tim Waud, Jacki Allender, Sandi Rousseau, and Michelle Jacobs-Brown.

MJ Caswell, Ginger Pierson, Tim Waud, Jacki Allender, Sandi Rousseau, and Michelle Jacobs-Brown.

Jacki was awarded the USA Swimming Lifetime membership at the Convention.  She was present to receive her award and the OMS delegates were there to see her receive it.  She was surprised and very appreciative. The photo shows MJ Caswell, Ginger Pierson, Tim Waud, Jacki Allender, Sandi Rousseau, and Michelle Jacobs-Brown.

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