SPECIAL AWARDS

We value the contributions made by all members to make the club work as well as it does, but there are times when a member has provided service “above and beyond the call of duty." Those individuals are identified by the president or board members.

Joe Razza Special Service Award

The first of these awards, the Joe Razza Special Service Award, is in memory of former member Joe Razza. This special service award was established in 2005 in recognition of his dedicated and outstanding service to the North Bethesda Camera Club. 

Each recipient’s name is added to a perpetual plaque. The award may not be given every year and it may be given several times to the same person if their service so merits.

In addition, from time to time the board of directors presents a Special Recognition Award in recognition of outstanding and/or extensive service. It has presented one Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

Gordie Corbin, June 2013

Gordie Corbin received this award for "extraordinary success as a club photographer as well as ...dedicated service to NBCC over many years."  Among her accomplishments over almost five decades were serving as vice president, president, and director, newsletter editor and membership chair; winning Photographer of the Year 22 times; and earning 4,213 NBCC Star points.  For a full description of her achievements, read page 11 of the Summer 2013 issue of the Lens and Eye

Photo © Chuck Lee
Former president Carol Lee and Gordie Corbin

Special Recognition Awards

Toni Robinson, June 2020

Tom Field, June 2019

Virginia and Jim Render, June 2016

Special Recognition Awards

Toni Robinson, June 2020

In appreciation of the extraordinary leadership, dedication, inspiration and commitment to excellence during her NBCC presidency, 2019–2020.

Tom Field, June 2019

For extraordinary contributions to the club's photography, education, technology, and fellowship

Photo © Chuck Lee
Virginia and Jim Render, 2016

In appreciation of their unprecedented long-term service on the refreshments committee.

Photo © Chuck Lee

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