Volunteer Recognition: David H. Franklin Award

Each year during the tournament, volunteers are asked to nominate someone who exemplifies the true and selfless meaning of being a volunteer. This highly respected award is named for David H. Franklin, a long-time volunteer who worked at the tournament for 25 years before losing his battle with cancer.

As the tournament draws to a close, a committee selects a recipient from those nominated based on the following criteria:

  • Has been a volunteer with the tournament for at least five years.
  • Has shown personal dedication and commitment to making the tournament successful.
  • Always responded to what was required, regardless of how mundane the task.
  • Has been unselfish in her/his efforts, thinking more about making the tournament successful than receiving individual recognition.

The award recipient is announced at the Volunteer Breakfast held on Saturday of tournament week.

This year our very deserving recipient of the Franklin Award is Dee West.

Dee West has been a volunteer for 21 years and is currently Co-Chairman of the Finance Committee. She is also a member of the NOGC Foundation and  Board of Trustees.

Dee is involved with several other charitable organizations, including Faithful Servants Care Center, the prayer shawl group at First Congregational Church in Tallmadge, African Sky, a group that helps build schools and other projects in Africa and the knitting group at Stan Hywet Hall.

We thank Dee for all her years of service and welcome her into the elite group of Dave Franklin recipients!

Download Nomination Form