At each year’s end, ASTD Orange County acknowledges all chapter volunteers, especially those who made an extraordinary impact on our Chapter and community.
2013 Belisle AwardRecipient: Diane L. Smith, PMP, CPLP
Given annually, when appropriate, to a member who has provided outstanding leadership to ASTD-OC for improving the effectiveness, efficiency, or influence of the Chapter at the local and National level.
Besides serving as Vice President, Marketing, Diane managed the Chapter’s hosting of ASTD’s 2013 Western Regional Conference, which brought much visibility to ASTD-OC.
2013 Award of Merit
Recipient: Rhonda Askeland
Given to a member who assumes project leadership at the Chapter or National level, and has served previously or currently as a Board member, Manager, or Committee member.
Rhonda has served in several officer roles, including President and Past President. She has been a valued mentor and advisor to her peers on the Board, and extensively supported the Leadership Recruitment Committee.
2013 Chapter Torch Award
Recipients: Lore Lapinsky and Margaret Connery
Given to a member who assumes responsibility for project leadership, has continual involvement at a variety of levels, and has served as a Manager, Co-Manager or Special Interest Group Leader.
As Community Outreach Manager, Lore helped forge new relationships between ASTD-OC and other organizations including ASTD chapters, other professional societies, and corporations.
As Co-Leader of the Trainers Special Interest Group, Margaret was instrumental in this SIG’s successful debut and continued success.
2013 Distinguished Service AwardRecipient: Richard Daugherty
Given to a member who has had continuous involvement in numerous projects or programs throughout the year, and made a significant contribution to at least two of these.
Richard has assisted with a wide range of chapter activities, helping Membership with its phone outreach, and Programs with Structured Networking Activities. In addition, he served as Chapter photographer for most of our events.
Aaron Max Abramowicz*