The annual VAR Outstanding Service Award is given out each Fall VAR to cavers within the Virginia Region who deserve special recognition for their long-time service to the Region. Nominees should have contributed to the Region over multiple years through hosting events, developing caver owner relationships benefitting the Region, enrollment in Region Projects, fostering the development of new cavers, significant Region Cave Conservation Projects, Conservation, or Education related to the Region. This should be done in a volunteer, not payed mode.
Please submit your suggestion for the VAR Outstanding Service Award. When you nominate someone, please put in a decent paragraph or two as to why that person deserves recognition. Generally the nominees should be cavers in the Region who have contributed to the Region over the years through cave exploration, survey, administration, whatever.
The recipients to date:
|2001||Evelyn Bradshaw, Bob Handley, Jim Hixson|
|2002||Miles Drake, Fred Grady, and Phil Lucas|
|2003||Don Anderson and Andy Reeder|
|2004||Craig Hindman, Carol Tiderman, John Holsinger, George Dasher, and Chuck Hempel|
|2005||Jim McConkey, John Fox, and Bob Bennett|
|2006||Dave Socky, Mary Sue Socky, and Karen Kastning|
|2007||Judy and J.C. Fisher, Alex Sproul, and Janet Tinkham|
|2008||Bill Biggers, Annie Whittemore, and Whitt Whittemore|
|2009||Bill Royster, John Pearson, Bob Thren|
|2010||Ellie Florance, Charlie Maus|
|2011||Rick Lambert, Marian McConnell|
|2012||Eric Berge, Meredith Hall Weberg|
|2017||Earl and Cheryl Suitor|