First, there are Volunteer of the Year awards for each of USDF's nine regions. Regional Volunteers of the Year have made significant contributions within their home geographic areas.
On the national level, USDF Volunteer of the Year and Youth Volunteer of the Year awards recognize two individuals whose contributions permeate the entire organization. In 2012, those awards went to Trenna Atkins, USEF "S" judge and forward-thinking USDF "L" faculty member; and to Catherine Chamberlain, a tireless youth volunteer whose service exemplifies USDF's educational mission and dedication to excellence.
|2012 USDF Volunteer of the Year Trenna Atkins (center) with George Williams and Lisa Gorretta|
|Catherine Chamberlain (right) receives the 2012 USDF Youth Volunteer of the Year award from Roz Kinstler and Roberta Williams|
Another longtime volunteer who was recognized at the 2012 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention in New Orleans was Fern Feldman. This was the retiring USDF Region 8 director's last trip to convention as a member of the USDF Executive Board.
|Outgoing Region 8 director Fern Feldman and USDF president George Williamns|
|USDF president George Williams and USDF executive director Stephan Hienzsch|