Each year, USA Volleyball presents Meritorious Service Awards to individuals and/or groups that provide outstanding contributions to the sport of volleyball across the country. Each Region is allowed to nominate and select up to five individuals or groups for this recognition each year. The Carolina Region is pleased to announce the following individuals as recipients of 2004 Robert L. Lindsay Meritorious Service Awards. All award recipients will be recognized in the 2005 USA Volleyball Guidebook. A listing of all previous winners of Carolina Region Meritorious Service Awards can be found here.
Dale Hartough - Dale first got involved with the Region as the parent of a junior player. He volunteered for the board in 2000 and has served as Secretary since then. Although a new job and extended travel took him away recently, Dale was always willing to help the Region in whatever capacity was needed.
Allan Haseley - Allan founded the Carolina Juniors in Charlotte several years ago. Owns and operates the Sports Warehouse in Charlotte providing multiple volleyball-playing opportunities to adults and juniors in the area. A willing tournament host for many seasons.
Craig Janak - Craig served as Men’s A Rep since 2002. Craig still plays in the Region and is being honored for stepping forward to serve the Region on the Board when asked!
Jessica Keenan - Jessica served as Treasurer for the Region since 2002. Jessica immediately asked the Region how she could help when she moved into the Region and with her financial background, easily moved into the Treasurer’s role. Her analysis of the financials for the Region was very helpful at board meetings.
Marty Woods - Marty is a team rep, coach, and club director with the Pannix club in Mayodan. She has also been a tournament director for several years. She is always willing to try to find sites for tournaments whenever the Region has needs.
The Carolina Region would like to thank each of these individuals for their continued support of volleyball in North Carolina! Without people like these, the Carolina Region would not be where it is today. If you have a chance to meet these honorees or any previous year’s winners, please thank them for their many contributions!
If you would like to nominate someone for a 2005 Meritorious Service Award, please contact the Region Office. Any person that works to promote volleyball in some way is eligible.