Member Awards

We are proud of what our members have accomplished within the JLS and in our community. Every year we celebrate those who have excelled in their League and community work.

Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Spirit of Mary Harriman Award New Member Award
The League Cup Award Community Service Award
In-League Award Sustainer of the Year
Sustainer Emeritus of the Year (New for 2016!)


Spirit of Mary Harriman Award: Honors and recognizes an innovative JLS member whose volunteer work continues Mary Harriman’s efforts. This award provides a contemporary link to our founder’s sense of social responsibility and her ability to encourage others to share their talents through effective volunteer service.

Spirit of Mary Harriman Past Recipients:

2016 Mary-Pat Northrup 2007 Onetia Pierson
2015 Mary Jewell Mathews 2006 Mary Kate Shane
2014 Cheryl Ward 2005 Martha Hancock Northrup
2013 Marion Hancock Fish 2004 Peggy Lou Feldmeier
2012 Lucia Whisenand 2003 Helen Druce
2011 Aminy Audi 2002 Letty Murray
2010 Jo Gregg 2001 Cynthia Dietz Tracy
2009 Addie Silvia 2000 Jean J. Greene
2008 Sally Attridge


mary harriman award winner mary-pat northrup

Photo: 2016 Spirit of Mary Harriman Award Winner Mary-Pat Northrup Accepts Her Award

The League Cup Award: Given to a person who has dedicated an extraordinary amount of volunteer time and effort both in the League and the community: commitment to the JLS by involving participation in League committee work and dedicated to community by regularly spending many volunteer hours within the community.

League Cup Past Recipients:

2016 Kate Zwecker
2015 Jessica Walcott Murray 2005 Carolyn Brown
2014 Sarah Weber 2004 Julie Trop
2013 Betsy Mariotte-McLane 2003 Marilyn Schlegel
2012 Linda Dombrow 2002 Molly Loh & Tracey Noble
2011 Lynne Hamilton-Johnson 2001 Connie Reger
2010 Rea Carver 2000 Lisa Howe
2009 Maria Miller 1999 Susan Shubmehl
2008 Sara Ames 1998 Judy Winslow
2007 Donna Hamilton 1997 Lisa de Silva
2006 Karen Sparkes 1996 Katie Gang


In-League Award: Given to a member(s) for outstanding contributions to committee work.

In-League Award Past Recipients:

2016 Julia Zimmer
2015 Amy Slivka 2005 Maria Miller & Connie Reger
2014 Whitney Daniels 2004 Gail Kinsella
2013 Courtney Akers Bintz 2003 Alison Kessler
2012 Jean Kerr 2002 Dina Nice
2011 Jessica Walcott Murray 2001 Nancy Albanese
2010 Linda Dombrow 2000 Lillian Abbott Pfohl
2009 Evonne Pacini 1999 Barb Tresness
2008 Donna Smith 1998 Linda Syers & Deb Palazzo
2007 Elise Pikarshy & Jacqueline Bruffet 1997 Sharon Slater & Judy Winslow
2006 Denise Moreen & Donna Hamilton 1996 Beth Kogut & Marilyn Schlegel


New Member Award: Given to a member(s) with 1-3 years League experience for dedication and commitment to the League and to the community.

New Member Award Past Recipients:

2016 Jackie Popkess
2015 Lauren Knisely Schaefer 2005 Krista Peterson
2014 Liz Lane and Kate Zwecker 2004 Sara Ames & Danielle Scollo
2013 Sara Peirson 2003 Bridget Scholl
2012 Amanda Mathey 2002 Meg Lumia & Wendy Stalter
2011 Sarah Massett 2001 Michele Jones-Galvin
2010 Jessica Walcott Murray 2000 Sharon Barrett
2009 Liz Baker & Kim Lynch 1999 Carolyn Hill & Beth Lynn Hoey
2008 Lisa DeAngelo 1998 Lisa Mayer & Lillan Abbott Pfohl
2007 Tracey Buchester 1997 Holly Cucuru, Evelyn Kaye, Mary Schalk
2006 Sara Ames & Sharon Skantz 1996 Nanette Hayner & Barb Flintrop


Community Service Award: Given to members(s) for significant community involvement.

Community Service Award Past Recipients:

2016 Jackie Azbill
2015 Cheryl Saidel 2005 Mary Pat Northrup
2014 Megan Husted 2004 Gail Kindle
2013 Brenda Vaccaro 2003 Karen Sparkes
2012 – 2002 Patti Borer
2011 Maureen Maney 2001 Sandi Schneider
2010 Stephanie Macero 2000 Susan Shubmehl
2009 Sharon Skantz 1999 Judy Winslow
2008 Lisa Alford 1998 Lisa Curtin
2007 Susan Shubmehl 1997 Wendy Carl Isome & Connie Reger
2006 Dawn Mills 1996 Chris Tolley


Sustainer of the Year: Recognizes outstanding contributions by a sustaining member of the League.

Sustainer of the Year Past Recipients:

2016 Donna Hamilton 2005 Anne Miller
2015 Barbara Stratton 2004 Cheryl Ward
2014 Peggy Fabic 2003 Aminy Audi
2013 Sheila Corbishley 2002 Lisa Moffa
2012 Susan Cronin 2001 Jeanne Jackson
2011 Patti Anderson 2000 Donna Stone
2010 Michelle Alexander 1999 Jerri Wilson
2009 Annmarie Kinnan 1998 Addie Silvia
2008 Patti Anderson 1997 Susan Cronin
2007 Sheila Corbishley 1996 Sally Chapman
2006 Mary Mathews


New for 2016 – Sustainer Emeritus Award: Recognizes outstanding contributions by a sustaining emeritus member of the League.

Sustainer Emeritus of the Year Past Recipients:

2016 Joan Poorman


award winners

Photo: 2016 Award Winners Donna Hamilton, Joan Poorman, Jackie Azbill, Jackie Popkess and Kate Zwecker