The Appie of the Year award was presented by Advisory Committee Chair Kaspar Alexander at the New York-North Jersey Chapter’s Annual Meeting on November 29, 2023.
The Appie award is for an individual who gives selflessly of him/herself for the good of the Appalachian Mountain Club; one who works tirelessly, often behind the scenes, organizing, leading in fact and by example; someone who has served in this manner for several years, thus over time continuing this commitment; an active volunteer, rather than someone who served well in the past, or for a limited time. The Appie exemplifies what is best about the volunteer ethic that makes our Club, and particularly our Chapter, so special.
John has served in many important roles in the Chapter and broader AMC community, including Chapter Treasurer, as a member of the Greater New York Committee, the AMC Volunteer Finance Committee, and the DEI Committee. He has been a dedicated steward of our Chapter’s finances ensuring our activities and programs run smoothly. This was particularly valuable as we navigated unprecedented turbulence during the pandemic.