The American Philatelic Society has announced the recipients of the 2017 Nicholas G. Carter Volunteer Recognition Award for national and local service. The Young Adult and Young Philatelist awards will be announced at a later date.
National Service — Ed Andrews, Jack Congrove, Dawn Hamman, Ed & Judy Jarvis, and David McNamee.
Local Service — Ed Laveroni, Sharon Newby, Gerald Nylander, Guy Purington, Roger Rhoads, Charles Shoemaker, Norm Shufrin, Roger Skinner, Tim Wait, and Ann Wood.
Brief bios of each recipient are provided in the text below. Awards are presented each year at the APS General Meeting, this year on August 5 at StampShow 2017 in Richmond, Virginia. If honorees are unable to attend the show, other arrangements are made for an official presentation.
The Nicholas G. Carter Volunteer Recognition Award recognizes the outstanding efforts of our volunteers at national and local levels and also recognize our younger members whose outstanding leadership is crucial to our future.
The awards were been named in memory of Nick Carter who helped to establish them. Nick felt it was important to recognize those unsung heroes who contribute their talents, time and energies to benefit stamp collecting and the society.