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2006 USTA Northern Michigan Awards Luncheon

November 20, 2006 09:55 AM

Dedicated volunteers of the Northern Michigan Tennis Association were honored Sunday, Nov. 19th, 2006 at the NMTA Awards Luncheon. Awards were given in five categories with each honoree being presented by someone who knew them and their contributions to tennis in the District. The presenters have also contributed much to the growth of tennis in our district.

These paragraphs appeared on the awards program:

Northern Michigan congratulates its award winners for 2006. It is a great honor to have such inspirational and passionate leaders representing this great sport.

Thank you for accepting this award on behalf of your tennis peers who nominated you. Your dedication to growing the game of tennis is greatly appreciated.

Award Winners:

Family of the Year presented by Mary Sivula
Margaret and Richard Ruemenapp and Family of Petoskey

Volunteer of the Year presented by Margaret Ruemenapp
Chris Michalowski (Mick) of Traverse City

Phyllis Laurila  (grasroots) Award
presented by Bryn Lynch
Larry Nykerk or Traverse City

Junior Female Sportsmanship Award
presented by Larry Nykerk
Melissa Engel of Traverse City

Junior Male Sportsmanship Award
presented by Larry Nykerk
Rene Boullion of Williamsburg

The Awards Luncheon was held at Stafford's Bay View Inn in Petoskey. Stafford's provided a delicious luncheon with great service which enhanced the day.

Many thanks to the Awards Committee; Terry Parks, Bryn Lynch and Cheryl Bebee for a very well organized and fun event.