Hall of Honor

The South District PATC Hall of Honor

Membership is a Call to Service

Honorary Life Membership

PATC members who have contributed to the club over a long period of time are eligible for recognition with Honorary Life Membership. Nominees have contributed to many areas of the Club and have shown outstanding performance over many years. Honorary Life Members are treated as a Life Member of the Club; no further dues is required of that individual. Recipients receive a plaque identifying the award. Honorary Life members may be nominated by by any member of the Club. The award is approved by the PATC Council.

Myron Avery Award

The highest honor presented by the club, awarded to a single individual for outstanding volunteer activity over the past year. The activity can be in any area of the club and must be of a clearly extraordinary nature. The nominee must be a PATC member and be nominated by a PATC member. The Executive Committee chooses the recipient from the nominees — nominees cannot be current members of the PATC Executive Committee. The recipient’s name is engraved on a bronze nameplate with the year of the award displayed on a plaque at PATC headquarters. The recipient will also receive an appropriate memento. This award can only be presented to an individual once.

Hawksbill Award

This award is presented by each crew, district, committee, chapter, section, Trail Patrol, and SMRG to a PATC member who has shown outstanding volunteer performance over the last year. Individuals receiving this award are selected by their respective crew leader, district manager, committee chair, and chapter/section/Trail Patrol president. Recipients receive a certificate of recognition of this award and a memento such as a rocker bar with the name of the award.

PATC Service Award

The Service Award is presented to members with outstanding volunteer service over the past year. Nominees are selected by the crew leader, district manager, committee chair, or president of the chapter/section. There is no limit to how many service awards are presented. Recipients receive a certificate with their name and the award title and a rocker bar with the name of the award.

Alan R. Gerber

2018 Honorary Life Member

We are privileged to enjoy the dedication, skill, and spirit of Alan Gerber.

Joseph E. (Radar) Raynor

2015 Honorary Life Member

We are privileged to enjoy the multifaceted support of Joseph E. (Radar) Raynor. Radar is a person whose personal courage, vitality, and verve belie his quiet, unassuming presence among others. Radar has been extraordinarily active in the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club for over 32 years, yet few of our most active members know him, although many have heard of him.

Mark Gatewood

2013 Honorary Life Member

Mark Gatewood, Co-District Manager, Flying McLeods organizer, and a leader of the Southern Shenandoah Valley Chapter, was honored at the 2012 PATC Annual Meeting on November 13, 2012 with the award of Honorary Life Membership.

Alvin Dove

2012 Honorary Life Member

We are honored and blessed to know as a friend and to work with a truly great person—Alvin Dove. Alvin is the epitome of an outstanding neighbor, citizen, and trail steward. Alvin has been a member of the Southern Shenandoah Valley Chapter and A.T. overseer over a 25-year era.

Kate Hoffmeyer

2018 Hawksbill Award

We am are proud to recognize Kate Hoffmeyer as recipient of the 2018 PATC Hawksbill Award for outstanding commitment and stewardship supporting the Appalachian National Scenic Trail in the South District of Shenandoah National Park.

Harry Hicock

2016 Hawksbill Award Recipient

We are proud to recognize Harry Hicock as recipient of the 2016 PATC Hawksbill Award for outstanding commitment and performance supporting the Appalachian Trail in the South District of Shenandoah National Park.

Kevin A. Williams

2017 Hawksbill Award

We are proud to recognize Kevin A. Williams as recipient of the 2017 PATC Hawksbill Award for his outstanding commitment and stewardship supporting the Appalachian Trail in the South District of Shenandoah National Park.

Richard Powley

2015 Hawksbill Award Recipient

We are proud to recognize Richard Powley as recipient of the 2015 PATC Hawksbill Award for outstanding commitment and performance supporting the Appalachian Trail in the South District of Shenandoah National Park.

Alan Gerber and Michael Wagner

2013 Hawksbill Award Recipients

We are honored to recognize Michael E. Wagner and Alan R. Gerber as joint recipients of the 2013 PATC Hawksbill Award for outstanding commitment and performance supporting maintenance of the Appalachian Trail in the South District of Shenandoah National Park.

Beverley Carver

2014 Hawksbill Award Recipient

We are honored to recognize Beverley Carver as recipient of the 2014 PATC Hawksbill Award for outstanding commitment and performance supporting maintenance of the Appalachian Trail in the South District of Shenandoah National Park.

Heather Warren

2012 Hawksbill Award Recipient

We are honored to recognize the Reverend Heather A. Warren, Ph.D., who received the Hawksbill Award at the PATC Annual Meeting in November, 2012 for outstanding commitment and performance supporting maintenance of the Appalachian Trail and her fellow PATC trail overseers in the South District of Shenandoah National Park.

PATC A.T. Service Awards

I am proud to recognize those who earned and were awarded the PATC Service Award for their stewardship of the Appalachian Trail in the SNP South District.