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 2007 Robert L. Lindsay Meritorious Service Awards. All award recipients will be recognized in the 2008 USA Volleyball Guidebook. A listing of all previous winners of Carolina Region Meritorious Service Awards can be found here.
* Chuck Donnell – Chuck is a long-time member, club director, coach, and tournament director from the Fayetteville Area Volleyball Association.
* Vaughn Hastings – Vaughn has been a tireless promoter of the outdoor game for several years. He runs popular events each summer for adults and juniors. He is also an indoor player and an official. He has served on the Board of Directors for the past two years as the Outdoor Representative.
* Floyd Prophet – Floyd has been a Club Director for the Lake Norman Volleyball Club for several seasons, including the past two even after his daughter aged out of the Junior competitions. He has helped the Region host coaching clinics in the Charlotte area.
* Ronald Weigand – Ron is one of our National Scorekeepers and is a Junior National Referee. He is a member of our Officials Rater and Clinician cadre and has officiated countless Junior tournaments over the years.
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 2008 Meritorious Service Award, please contact the Region Office. Any person or group that works to promote volleyball in some way is eligible.