How to Nominate a Volunteer of the Year
2015 - Volunteer of the Year - John Atkins
2014 Volunteer of the Year
2013 Volunteer of the Year - Jeff Patterson
2013 Volunteer of the Year: Jeff Patterson
by Jack Schroeder, Past & Current Chair
This award goes to the person who, in the past chair’s opinion, has contributed the most to our chapter in the past year. Since so many chapter members contribute their time and talents to making the Genesee Valley Chapter a success, it’s a difficult choice.
Jeff stepped in as Treasurer in 2012 and helped us in that transition year to redefine our operating and fiscal years to match that of the Main Club (as calendar year instead of academic year). Jeff lends a quiet, sure, thoughtful presence to our Executive Committee meetings.
Jeff leads, typically, Sunday hikes, where he sets a pace that gives everyone good exercise. His favorite energy source when hiking: Diet Mountain Dew.
He completed his 46 high peaks in 2012. He loves cross-country skiing — and perhaps regrets the end of snow.
It’s been a pleasure to work with Jeff during the past year, and a pleasure to continue to do so. I admire his dedication and his abilities. It’s my great honor to designate Jeff Patterson as the 2013 ADK-GVC volunteer of the year.