Asheville, N.C. (100); Caracas, Venezuela (100); Columbia Basin,
N.C. (100); Maui, Hawaii (100);
Pacific Merchant Marine, Calif.
(100); Thailand Southern Seaboard
(100); Central Pennsylvania (93);
Naperville, Ill. (92); Des Moines,
Iowa (90); Placer County, Calif.
(89); Altoona, Pa. (88); Greater Los
Angeles Women (88); Eastern
Shore, Md. (87); Daytona Beach,
Fla. (86); Humboldt Bay, Calif. (85);
Penobscot, Maine (85); Coastal
Carolina (84); Sarasota-Manatee,
Fla. (84); Hilo, Hawaii (83); Pasadena, Calif. (82); Western Connecticut (82); Aiken-Augusta, Ga.
(81); Baton Rouge, La. (81); Madrid, Spain (81); Malibu, Calif. (81);
West Contra Costa, Calif. (81);
Anchorage, Alaska (80); Colorado
Springs, Colo. (80); Corona
Riverside, Calif. (80); Elko, Nev.
(80); Greater Columbus, Ohio (80);
Korea (80); Mobile, Ala. (80); Oak
Harbor, Wash. (80); Oklahoma City,
Okla. (80); St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands (80); St. Louis
(80); and Tacoma, Wash. (80).
Rear Adm. Nevin P. Carr, chief of naval research, at left, completes a tour of
the Piranha unmanned surface vehicle April 11 at the Navy League’s 2011
Sea-Air-Space Exposition at the Gaylord National Resort Hotel and Convention
Center at National Harbor, Md. The exposition was hosted by the National
Capital Council, which will be honored as an “Outstanding Council” during the
Navy League National Convention in Chattanooga, Tenn., Oct. 27.
Top Individual Recruiters for 2010
In addition to the council awards, Navy League members
who earned 20 or more recruiting points will be honored
at the convention. Navy Leaguers earn one recruiting
point per new member recruited. The 2010 top recruiters
are listed below, with their recruiter points in parentheses.
Dick Messbarger, Kingsville, Texas (139); Suzy Williams,
Corpus Christi, Texas (89); Carlyle Devoe, Honolulu
( 64); Daniel Branch, Denver ( 45); Linda Ashbey,
Lakehurst, N.J. ( 44); Fred Orton, Coronado, Calif. ( 44);
Karen Crawford, Santa Barbara, Calif. ( 27); Thomas
Jaffa, Seattle ( 26); Melvin Ing, Honolulu ( 23); Samuel
Sorenson, Fleet Admiral Nimitz, Texas ( 23); Lin Graf,
Santa Barbara, Calif ( 22); Phelps Hobart, Pacific
Merchant Marine, Calif. ( 22); Lisa Gallinat, Imperial
Valley, Calif. ( 21); David Reilly, Camden-Kings Bay, Ga.
( 21); John Sides, Korea ( 21); Chris Paddock, Tampa, Fla.
( 20); John Spittler, Greater Chattanooga-John J. Spittler,
Tenn. ( 20); and John Vargo, Mayport, Fla. ( 20).
The awards were established in 1964 to encourage more
effective communication among Navy Leaguers.
The award is named for Donald M. Mackie, who was
instrumental in establishing Navy - The Magazine of Sea
Power, now known as Seapower, the official publication
of the Navy League.It honors excellence in both print
and web-based communication.
The website category was added in 2007 to
better represent present and future communication
The 2010 Donald M. Mackie Award Winners for
Best Council Newsletter were:
■ Small Council
1st Place – Bellingham, Wash; 2nd Place – Colorado
Springs, Colo.; 3rd Place – Las Vegas.
■ Medium Council
1st Place – Greater Austin, Texas; 2nd Place – Oak
Harbor, Wash.; 3rd Place – Savannah, Ga.
■ Large Council
1st Place – Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula, Wash.; 2nd
Place – San Diego.
Donald M. Mackie Awards
The Donald M. Mackie Awards for Best Council
Newsletter and Website also will be presented during the
Hall of Fame and Honors Luncheon at the convention.
The 2010 Donald M. Mackie Award Winners for Best
Council Website were: Small Council, Piedmont Triad;
Medium Council, Dallas; Large Council, St. Louis. ■