Welcome to the Guild’s Recognition Committee Homepage.
Our membership is comprised of many wonderful people, who not only share a common interest in woodworking, but often are extraordinary contributors to society through mentorship, volunteerism, leadership, and service to others in many descriptions.
Thank you for reading. Jack W. Spencer, Recognition Committee Chair
Chief among the ways our Guild wants to annually recognize its members are these four categories:
Broken Chisel Award: a member who has dedicated time and energy to the Guild workshop such as maintaining equipment, orchestrating minders, and ensuring safety while providing a space where members can work and thrive.
Hero Award: for a member whose selfless actions have provided outstanding service to the community bringing honor to themselves and the Guild.
Member of the Year: a member of the Guild for more than 3 years who has demonstrated outstanding service, dedication, and contributions to the Guild.
New Member of the Year: a member of the Guild for 3 years or less who has demonstrated outstanding service, attendance, and participation in Guild activities.
2021 - Broken Chisel
Though he is not the current coordinator he served for many years maintaining an impeccable and professional shop.
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2021 - Hero Award
Endless support to toys for tots,
Weeks volunteering at hoco fair.
Impeccable rep to the community.
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2021 - Member
Eugene (Gene) Torrey
Background and foreground support to members. Web host and club webmaster. Banking and security specialist. Board member. Fully promoted swag ombudsman. PNC bank ombudsman. Repurpose member, wood sale coordinator, Membership coordinator and backup finance officer. Proctoring web presence and exemplary defense of privacy and sound internet security. Notetaker. Woodworkers show coordinator, Gene invites and is often first contact for all new members. Active, stalwart, engaged, universally present, and impeccable. This is a man worth celebrating!
This man does not do it all but does a little bit of everything, and when he owns a problem it gets handled.
2021 - New Member
This year’s awardee is Alicia Sweat. This has been Alicia’s first year with the Guild. She is a talented pyrographer. More germane to this presentation, she has proved a valuable member of the Recognition Committee. It is rare for new members to volunteer for committee work, but Alicia dove in and contributed. We now expect even greater things from Alicia in the years to come.
The Recognition Committee chaired by Jack W. Spencer, was proposed by Greg Knoll in the fall of 2020 and authorized by the Board of Directors in the winter of 2021. Calendar Year 2021 will see the Committee’s first award winners announced in the late fall of 2021. Other committee members are Alecia Sweat and Greg Knoll (Guild Secretary).