Awards

National Awards and Service

Piedmont Division Members are very active in supporting the National and Southeast Region; several of our members have received awards recognizing that support.

Honorary Life Member – the highest NMRA award

  • Paul Voelker 2022
  • John Stevens 2023

Fellow of the NMRA

  • Paul Volker 2021

President’s Award for outstanding service to NMRA

  • Paul Volker 2008 and 2018
  • Scott Poviot 2009 and 2019
  • Howard Goodwin MMR 2013
  • Joe Gelmini MMR (D) 2017 and 2018
  • John Stevens 2017 and 2021
  • Peter Youngblood MMR 2017 and 2018

President’s Award for outstanding service to their Division

  • Walt Liles 2017
  • Gary Jarabek 2019
  • Sally Bando 2023
  • Peter Thomas 2024

Meritorious Service Award, for dedicated long-term service

  • Rick Coble
  • Perry Lamb
  • Scott Povlot (awarded twice)
  • John Stevens

Vern Yarbrough Award for service to the Region

  • Joe Nichols, Sr. MMR
  • Joe Gelmini MMR
  • Rick Coble
  • Paul V Voelker
  • Randall Watson
  • Peter Youngblood MMR
  • John Stevens 2024

Dave Mueller Award for Service to their Division

  • Randall Watson 2001
  • Scott Perry 2002
  • John Stevens 2004
  • Howard Goodwin 2005
  • 2006 Paul Voelker 2006
  • Charlie Crawford 2007
  • Joe Gelmini (D) 2008
  • Bob McIntyre (D) 2010
  • Rick Coble 2011
  • Walt Liles 2017
  • David Gelmini 2018
  • Perry Lamb 2021
  • Sally Bando 2024

Our members are active as officers in the National and Southeast Region.  Current and recent office holders include:

  • Sally Bando – Southeastern Region Treasurer, 2014-2019.
  • Rick Coble – National Vice President, 2021-2024. Former National Secretary and former Southeastern Region Secretary
  • Mike Cummings – National Secretary, 2021-2024.  National Assistant Secretary 2018-2021. Southeastern Region Secretary 2021-2021.
  • Walt Liles – Southeastern Region Secretary, 2021-2024.
  • John Stevens – Southeastern Region Board of Directors, 2021-2023.  Former National Vice President and Secretary.  Former Southeastern Region Secretary.
  • Paul Volker – Southeastern Region Board of Directors 2004-2012 and 2014-2021. NMRA Turntable editor 2017-present. 
  • Randall Watson – Southeastern Region Board of Directors, 2020-2022.  Former Southeastern Region Treasurer.
  • Peter Youngblood – National Board of Directors 2015-2018. Southeastern Region Board of Directors 2012-2015; Education Program 2010-2017.
  • Please email james.foley@comcast.net with additional names to add, including past officer/board positions and years of service.

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