History of the Spirit of POPS Award

This program was established by George Rabe, POPS 1563, in 1984. The recipient #1 was Tom Morrison, POPS 96. The Spirit of POPS Award is presented each year at the POPS Nationals. Recipients are selected from nominations of POPS/SOS/JOS/JOES/JON members that you feel deserve recognition. The nominees should have displayed the Spirit of POPS in some special way above and beyond regular POPS activities; i.e. organized local/national POPS events, conducted seminars, obtained POPS publicity, achieved a recognizable objective, promoted POPS in some notable way, etc. Your nomination, including a description of why the nomination is being made, should be forwarded no less than 30 days prior to the POPS Nationals to: Len Zak, POPS Awards Coordinator, 4808 Maricopa Street, Torrance, CA 90503-2318. skyzzakaol.com

Spirit of POPS Award Recipients

  • 2013 Donna and Ron McFarland
  • 2011 Betty Hill
  • 2010 Cheryl Whitford
  • 2009 Tom Zukowski
  • 2007 Donna and Ski Chmielewski
  • 2006 Lenny Barad & Bob Thompson
  • 2005 Russ Manhold
  • 2004 David DeWolf
  • 2003 Bernie Larkin
  • 2002 Walter Ross
  • 2001 Jim Massillo
  • 2000 Kate Campain
  • 1999 George Rabe
  • 1998 Karl Poruben
  • 1997 Ted Rose
  • 1996 Wayne Powell
  • 1995 Alicia Anderson Moorehead
  • 1994 Bob Sinclair
  • 1993 Jimmy Godwin
  • 1992 Larry Cordeira
  • 1991 Len Zak
  • 1990 Max Miensopust
  • 1989 Roy Grace
  • 1988 Harry Ervin
  • 1987 Pat Moorehead
  • 1986 Bill Wood
  • 1985 Lawrence Rossi
  • 1984 Tom Morrison
Spirit of POPS Trophy

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Photo of current and former Spirit of POPS Award winners taken at 2007 POPS Nationals Banquet by Suzanne Morrison : Tom Morrison (1988), Alicia Anderson Moorehead (1995), Pat Moorehead (1987), Donna Chmielewski (2007), Russ Manhold (2006), Ski Chmielewski (2007), Tom Zukowski (2009), Bill Wood (1986), Dave DeWolf (2004), Harry Ervin (1988), Bernie Larkin (2003), and Karl Poruben (1998).

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