Seattle Council President Dan Nielsen and Past President Diane Jaffa
stand with the council’s Outstanding
Council plaque after receiving it from
Dunmire during the Hall of Fame Luncheon. At the left are Mark Haller and
National Director Thomas Jaffa.
The committee selected 15
Outstanding Councils including
two from overseas for 2012.
Sixteen others were named
Meritorious Councils, with another nine chosen for Honorable
Mention recognition, including
one from overseas.
The following councils were
Atlanta Metropolitan; Greater
Cincinnati; Hampton Roads, Va.;
Imperial Valley, Calif.; Mayport, Fla.;
National Capital, D.C.; New Mexico;
Newport County, R.I.; Oak Harbor,
Wash.; Sarasota-Manatee, Fla.;
Savannah, Ga.; Seattle; Tampa, Fla.
■ Outstanding (Overseas)
Sasebo, Japan; Korea
Baton Rouge, La; Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula, Wash.; Broward
County, Fla.; Contra Costa, Calif.;
Daytona Beach, Fla.; Greater Kansas
City; Honolulu; Key West, Fla.; Long
Island, N.Y.; Meridian Area, Miss.;
Sacramento, Calif.; San Diego; Space
Coast, Fla.; Treasure Coast,
Fla.; Tri-City, Calif.; Williamsburg-Yorktown, Va.
■ Honorable Mention
Camden-Kings Bay, Ga.; Coronado, Calif.; Dallas;
Massachusetts Bay, Mass.; Memphis, Tenn.; Panama
City/Bay County, Fla.; Richmond, Va.; Sun Coast, Fla.
■ Honorable Mention (Overseas)
French Riviera-Monaco, France
(83); Wilmington N.C. (83);
Beverly Hills, Calif. (81); Hum-
boldt Bay, Calif. (81); Madison,
Wis. (81); Treasure Coast, Fla.
(81); West Jersey, N.J. (81); Coastal
Carolina, N.C. (80); Jacksonville,
Fla. (80); Mid-Missouri, Mo. (80);
Stanislaus County, Calif. (80).
Top Individual Recruiters
In addition to the council awards,
individual Navy League members
who earned 20 or more recruiting
points were honored. Navy Leaguers
earn one recruiting point per new
member recruited. The 2012 top
recruiters are listed below, with their
recruiter points in parentheses.
Dick Messbarger, Kingsville,
Texas (107); Carlyle Devoe,
Honolulu (99); Fred Orton, San
Diego (96); Jay Lott, San Diego ( 70);
Suzy Williams, Corpus Christi,
Texas (63); Dale Lumme, National
Capital, D.C. ( 43); Skip Witunski,
Tampa, Fla. ( 32); Charles
Baumbach Tri-City, Calif. ( 26);
Thomas Jaffa, Seattle ( 26); David
Burch, Camden-Kings Bay, Ga. ( 24);
Lisa Gallinat, Imperial Valley, Calif.
( 24); Denny Behr, Madison, Wis. ( 20); Anne Huot,
Newport County, R.I. ( 20); Diane Jaffa, Seattle ( 20);
William Kuypers, Metropolitan Detroit ( 20).
Dunmire presents a pin to Camden-Kings Bay, Ga., Council President
David Burch, who was among the
Navy League’s Top Individual
Recruiters for 2012.
The Navy League also presented the Donald M. Mackie
& PR Recognition Awards to the following councils
during the Hall of Fame Luncheon:
Top Councils for Retention
The following councils were recognized for their efforts
in member retention for 2012. They ended the year with
at least an 80 percent retention rate. The top councils are
listed below, with their retention rates in parentheses.
Traverse City, Mich. (100); Des Moines, Iowa (100);
Korea (95); Williamsburg-Yorktown, Va. (93); South
Central Kansas (91); Tulsa, Okla. (91); Baton Rouge,
La. (89); Huron Valley, Mich. (89); Anchorage, Alaska
(88); Central Pennsylvania (88); Elko, Nev. (88);
Huntington-Ashland, Ohio (88); Sun Coast, Fla. (88);
Piedmont Triad, N.C. (86); Bridgeport, Conn. (85);
Berkshire, Mass. (84); New Mexico (84); Panama
City/Bay County, Fla. (84); Capitol, Wash. (83); Cedar
Rapids, Iowa (83); Chicago (83); Corona Riverside,
Calif. (83); Greater Kansas City (83); Triangle, N.C.
Donald M. Mackie Award – Newsletter
Small Council, Imperial Valley, Calif.; Medium Council,
Camden-Kings Bay, Ga.; Large Council, San Diego.
Small Council, Tacoma, Wash.; Medium Council,
Small Council, Bellingham, Wash.; Medium Council,
Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula, Wash.
Donald M. Mackie Award – Website
1st Place, Imperial Valley, Calif.; 2nd Place, Camden-Kings Bay, Ga.; 3rd Place, Madison, Wis., and Greater
Austin, Texas. ■