Western Mass Region
Home Awards Education Photo Albums
Home Awards Education

John Sober - Regional Director's Award

The Region Director's Award is given annually by the Region Director to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the Region.  This year the award goes to John Sober.  John has truly done an outstanding job with our awards program.  John has been instrumental in coordinating numerous awards across the region, which includes the following awards...

Kirk Garber - Distinguished Service Award

Kirk Garber has decided to move to Alumni status which provided an opportunity to present him an honor which he has been due for several years. Kirk was awarded the Distinguished Service Award.

Kirk has performed extraordinary service to the National Ski Patrol and the skiing public for more than 30 years.  This is distinguiched by exceptional devotion to duty and outstanding performance.

Congratulations on a well deserved award.

John Migliaccio - Leadership Commendation Award

Receiving a National Appointment is not something for which a patroller, volunteer or paid, can work or plan. A patroller does not apply for an Appointment. The Appointment should be overdue, rather than premature, but tenure alone is never an adequate criterion. To obtain this classification, a patroller must be nominated.

A patroller with a National Appointment is an individual who has demonstrated leadership, good character, diplomacy, a positive attitude, good judgment, exemplary qualities of patrolling ability, a genuine desire to serve the skiing public, and extraordinary service to the NSP.

John Migliaccio received his LCA. This is a great honor, one of the highest awards given within the National Ski Patrol, and one that is truly overdue.

Great work John!

Jack Brinegar & Joanne Nussbaum - Eastern Division Patroller Achievement Award

The Patroller Achievement Award is meant to recognize members who have gone above and beyond for many years, but who have not had the opportunity or desire to assume Patrol, Section or Region leadership positions, and because of that are not currently eligible for a National Appointment or Leadership Commendation Appointment.

Jack and Joanne have certainly met and exceeded the requirements listed above. They are truly deserving of this award. Congratulations Jack and Joanne and thank you!

Posted October 31, 2017

National Ski Patrol Eastern Division