Book of Golden Deeds
|Chairperson - Crosby Forrest |
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Each year, the Poquoson Exchange Club recognizes a Poquoson resident who has distinguished
themselves in the community. The person or persons who are chosen generally donate their time, services, and any other
resources they have to help others in the community without ever expecting anything in return. Almost without exception,
when awarded the Book of Golden Deeds, the recipients are honestly shocked that we would every pick them!
Book of Golden Deeds - Winners
The 2018 Poquoson Exchange Club Book of Golden Deeds is awarded to Norm Remchuk. Norm is actively involved with the Poquoson Odyssey of the Mind program. Odyssey of the Mind is an international problem-solving competition that promotes creative thinking skills while encouraging students to use unique and creative problem solving skills while working together as a team to find solutions. There are five (5) categories of problems: vehicles, technical, classics, structure, and performance. Student complete compete on a local, national, and international competitions. Norm has actively led and coached multiple Poquoson teams for 16 years. He hosts multiple teams in his home each week, provides coaching, and freely volunteers his time to the Odyssey of the Mind mission for the very successful Poquoson Teams. In 2018, the Poquoson Odyssey of the Mind teams all had remarkable showings in the competition with five 1st place finishes, one 3rd place finish, and one 6th place finish. Teams additionally successfully completed and won at state-level and World competitions It is our honor and priviledge to award the 2018 Poquoson Exchange Club Book of Golden Deeds Award to Norm Remchuk for his exceptional and longtime support to the Poquoson Odyssey of the Mind program
Paul and Barbara Whitlow
The 2017 Poquoson Exchange Club Book of Golden Deeds is awarded to Paul and Barbara Whitlow. Paul Whitlow is the current President of the Poquoson Museum, he was a founding Board Member in 2001. He also with the Chaplain for the Juniors (Junior Order of United Mechanics) - Poquoson Chapter. He is also active in the state Chapter as well Barbara Whitlow is also a founding Poquoson Museum Board Member and is a Past Secretary for the museum. She has been a member of the Poquoson Historical Commission since 2001 -- as well as Past President. She volunteers as Poquoson Library Advisory Board for since 2003 ( 15 years), and conducts new teacher orientation for news teachers in the school district to explain history, old stories and points of interest around Poquoson since 2002. It is our honor and privilege to award the Book of Golden Deeds to Paul and Barbara Whitlow.
Ed was presented the Book of Golden Deeds for his numerous volunteer and fundraising efforts, including leading the effort to plan and build the Outdoor Aquatic Interpretative Center (OAIC) at Messick Point, supporting the fundraising for the annual Exchange Club Pancake Breakfast, Poquoson Seafood Festival coffee booth, and annual Christmas Parade, along with ongoing efforts to designing and building handicap ramps for members of the Poquoson community. Overall, a well-deserved recognition for one giving back to our community.
Ed and Sharon Harper
Ed and Sharon are really big supporters of the Relay for Life and run an annual charity auction at the Poquoson Women’s Club to raise money for the American Cancer Society. They are also very involved with the Poquoson Education Foundation and their fundraisers. They work the food bank every month. As Lions Club members, they support all the charity events of that organization including the collection of plastic bags for recycling into park benches. Their club has collected and recycled enough plastic bags to earn several benches which are now placed in parks around Poquoson.
Since 2001 Bill Stinebaugh has worked tirelessly to provide a better quality of life for the nearly two hundred members of Boy Scout Post 140. He has organized a plethora of events activities to make sure that these special needs adult have a safe space to socialize and interact, and to enrich their daily lives. Including everything from weekly activities to such as sock hops, swimming at a local YMCA, and bowling on Saturdays, to more complicated seasonal events such as a yearly summer day camp, a day trip to Franconia, Special Olympics meets in Richmond, and seasonal parties and balls.
Without Evelyn there would not be a American Cancer Society Relay for Life Auction for the past 15 or so years in Poquoson. Her tireless efforts and resources have brought in closer to $100K for this important program. • She is a master gardener had pushed for years and finally got the city to buy into the master gardener program, along with other York County extension programs. • Involved in the Memory Tree - a Poquoson Garden Club project -- she has paid for the brochures that go out every year to families encouraging them to list departed families members that they want to remember both at city hall and on the tree at the corner of Victory and Wythe Creek. • As a co-chair of the Poquoson garden Club fashion Show for the past several years has raised countless dollars to provide scholarships to two PHS students every year.
Buddy and Pat Green
Henry is active in community support activities supporting Poquoson. He serves and volunteers as the football game announcer at Poquoson High School during the season, and has supported this for numerous years. Additionally, he actively supports the Poquoson After Prom Party at the High School to ensure the safety of the students. Through his connections in the automobile business, he donates a car as the grand prize in a drawing for the students. He also has coached a youth soccer team as his sons were growing up Overall, Henry is well deserving of this award and it is an honor the club to recognize his volunteer efforts.
Hank and Sherley Small
Church and community projects, assistance to local residents, Hurricane Isabel support, and support to the Poquoson Museum
Poquoson Barracudas Swim Team, Cub Scout Den Mother, co-leader of MathCounts at the Middle School, involvement in the Poquoson High School Band Boosters and Islander Soccer Association, and Parent Teachers Association
Fay & Jeff Mungo
Poquoson Long Term Recovery Team
Hurricane Isabel cleanup, Handicap Ramps, Christmas Tree Sales
Football, Cheerleading, After Prom, American Cancer Society
Jesse and Carole Wood