1-26 Association Service
Award – The Per Ardua Award
Presented in 2007 to Norm Miller and Lisa Sergent
Ardua Award is the most prestigious and important award of the
Association.” It is presented each year
for noteworthy contribution toward the promotion of the 1-26 and the 1-26
Association. The Executive Board selects
those to be recognized. The three
vice-presidents for 2007 felt strongly that this award should be presented to
both Norm Miller and Lisa Sergent for their immense and untiring efforts on
behalf of the Association during their tenure.
took the reins as president in 2005, he possessed a lot of energy, but did not
have significant background in Association affairs. When he passed the torch to Kevin Anderson in
2008, his strong and devoted leadership forwarded a vibrant organization in
remarkably good fiscal condition, without raising dues or other
assessments. He outlined in writing the
duties and events-time-table for the incoming president. Plans were in place for the 2008
Championships. By-laws had been brought
up-to-date. The Association had an
outstanding Newsletter editor. Membership reflected a surge in 1-26
interest. After languishing for years,
Sweepstakes took off. Digital turnpoint
verification matured at the Championships.
important is painstakingly accurate maintenance of membership and fiscal
records. For four years, Lisa
volunteered to efficiently and quietly keep track of these in her “spare” time
while also holding down a demanding full-time job. She turned the office of Secretary-Treasurer
over to Beverly Beckwith in December in excellent condition, and helped get Beverly off to a good
start on an extremely time-consuming and demanding job.
and Lisa reflect the finest tradition of service to the 1-26 Association.