The Joe Dodge Award is presented to a member of the AMC community who best exemplifies the type of high quality public service and mountain hospitality that became the hallmark of longtime AMC Huts Manager Joe Dodge's long and distinguished career at Pinkham Notch.
Beyond his commitment to the AMC, Joe showed dedication to the surrounding community through his work as a weather observer, coordinator of search and rescue, and a founding member of the Mt. Washington Observatory. The award aims to recognize the special ability of Joe Dodge to inspire those working with him: on some occasions it was accomplished by hearty compliment; on others by strongly worded injunction; on still others not by words but by being left alone with the abundantly clear expectation that a mission would be carried out effectively and on time.
This award recognizes the ideals and practices of Joe Dodge and the award recipients, and that its presence may stimulate others to go and do likewise. The Award focuses on actions that relate to AMC activities in the White Mountains - particularly the huts and trails and Pinkham Notch.
L. Stroker Rogevin
Anne & Earle Perkins
Ira & Mary-Agnes Wine
Fred "Mac" Stott
George T. Hamilton
Kevin "Hawk" Metheny
Preston "Sandy" Saunders
Jennifer "Sparky" Koop
Alice Congdon Evancow
Dr. Robert Ohler
Bob & Leah Devine
Guy & Laura Waterman
Anne Dodge Middleton
Brooks Dodge II
Awards are presented during the Annual Summit. Plaques will be presented to the recipients.
A nominee may be a current employee, former employee, or volunteer. The essential idea is that the award recognizes the ideals and practices of Joe Dodge and previous award recipients; and the award's existence might stimulate others to strive for consistent excellence into the future. The traits of friendly public service and inspiration to fellow workers are integral to the award and character of Joseph Brooks Dodge, Huts Manager from 1928-1959. Further, the award should focus on actions that relate to AMC activities in the White Mountains – particularly the huts and trails and Pinkham Notch.
Annual announcements about the nomination process will be dispersed through AMC communications and distributed electronically to the North Country community. All volunteers and staff are invited to make nominations by emailing this form to the Nomination Review Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org before November 20, 2016. Electronic submission of nominations is highly encouraged to facilitate distribution to the Joe Dodge Award Review Committee. Members of the Board of Directors and the Award Review Committee (see below) are not eligible to receive this award during their terms of office.
The Award Review Committee will consist of up to seven members from the following constituencies: three members nominated by the O.H. Association, including at least one representative of the Dodge Family; two members of AMC North Country staff appointed by the President; and two members of AMC North Country volunteer programs (Trail Adopters, Volunteer Naturalists, Information Volunteers) appointed by the Destinations Volunteer Coordinator. One member of the Committee will be designated as chair and contact person for the nomination and review process. Awards are presented during the AMC’s Annual meeting. A plaque will be presented to the recipient(s). Information on the award recipients will be communicated to the newsletter editor of the respective club unit, and announced in appropriate locations.