Volunteer of the Month
Volunteer of the Month of September, 2015: Leslie Crawford
Leslie is the newly appointed PNGA Women’s Committee Chairwoman. Leslie’s club Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, British Columbia hosted the PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship. Leslie organized volunteers and went above and beyond in her involvement with for the championship, manning the registration and scoring tables all week long. When the PNGA comes to Bear Mountain, Leslie welcomes the association and participants better than any other, and we appreciate her dedication to supporting amateur championships in the Pacific Northwest. Thank you, Leslie!
Volunteer of the Month of August, 2015: Jim Kindelberger
The PNGA is happy to honor Jim Kindelberger as the Volunteer of the Month for the month of August, 2015.
Jim was on hand at the PNGA Junior Girls’ Championship at RedHawk Golf Course in Nampa, Idaho. He played a pivotal role to the championship by coordinating the volunteers for the week and working a few of the volunteer positions himself, including player registration and driving player shuttles. Jim was an essential figure in making the PNGA Junior Girls’ Championship a success. Thanks for all of your help, Jim!
Volunteers of the Month of July, 2015: Ron Nelson, Jane Sossamon, & Missy Cartmell
Ron Nelson & Jane Sossamon:
The PNGA would like to show their appreciation to Ron Nelson and Jane Sossamon by honoring them as the Volunteers of the Month for the tireless work they put in during a long stretch of PNGA Championships in July.
Ron and Jane traveled all the way to Sunriver, Oregon to work all six days of the PNGA Men’s Amateur Championship as Rules Officials. Each of these were very long days that included officiating 36 holes of golf, refereeing extra holes, and waiting out numerous weather delays.
Ron and Jane then traveled on to Richland, Washington to work all four days of the PNGA Men’s Master-40 Amateur Championship at Meadow Springs Country Club. Again they showed their willingness to help out by not only volunteering as Rules Officials but also filling in other positions to monitor Pace of Play and take scores for live updates.
This amazing 10-day run that Ron and Jane put in was essential to help the PNGA run our championships. The commitment to spend their own money on travel and accommodation, in order to work full days and help the PNGA in any way possible is vital to the PNGA and we cannot thank them enough.
Missy Cartmell put in a lot of hard work to make the PNGA Men’s Master-40 run smoothly. She spent time working the registration table and shouldered the burden of finding Spring Meadows CC members to volunteer for the championship. A lot of work went on behind the scenes on Missy’s behalf and the PNGA greatly appreciates everything she did. Missy is another exemplary volunteer that the PNGA is thankful to have!
Volunteers like Ron and Jane allow the PNGA to run our events to the high standards competitors have come to expect. Thank you Ron, Jane, and Missy!
Co-Volunteers of the Month of June, 2015: John Schroeder & Bob Barr
With great appreciation the PNGA honors John Schroeder and Bob Barr as the PNGA Volunteers of the Month for June, 2015.
John Schroeder donated much of his time and resources to travel from Spokane to Walla Walla in order to help the PNGA conduct the PNGA Senior and Super Senior Men’s Amateur Championship at Wine Valley Golf Club. Over the years John has been a major asset to amateur golf in the area by providing his passion and knowledge of the Rules to officiate in championships and qualifiers throughout the region.
Bob Barr also gave a great deal of his time in Walla Walla to help conduct the PNGA Senior and Super Senior Men’s Amateur Championship. Bob put in several long days of volunteering as a pace of play and live scoring official while visiting friends in the area. Bob was volunteering with the PNGA for his first time, and we hope to see him again in the future! Dedicated volunteers like John and Bob are what the PNGA relies on, and we thank them for their hard work and generosity!