Quad-Cities Computer Society.


APCUG VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
2012

This contest is sponsored by APCUG, the Association of Personal Computer Users Group.

2012 DON SINGLETON VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

AND THE WINNER IS....


Our Quad-Cities Computer Society President,
Judi McDowell !!

2012 APCUG's
Don Singleton Volunteer of the Year

At the January 7th general meeting of the Quad-Cities Computer Society (QCS), President Judi McDowell was presented a "Don Singleton Volunteer of the Year Award" from the Association of Personal Computer User Groups. APCUG is an international organization whose primary mission is helping their member computer user groups.

This was the initial year for this prestigious award that was designed to recognize hardworking, dedicated volunteers that keep local organizations around the globe growing and thriving. There was a tie for first place honors, so APCUG sent awards to both very deserving nominees.

This award was established in memory of Don Singleton of Tulsa, Oklahoma, for his significant contributions to APCUG and his local computer user group during his lifetime. Don and all key volunteers have this in common: their advocacy for technology and their user groups. With this yearly award, APCUG hopes to emphasize the importance of the volunteers to their member groups.

Judi McDowell exemplifies the best in volunteerism. She has been a QCS member for more than two decades and became highly involved in the club as board member and officer very early. Under her leadership as President, the club has grown and thrived, gaining members and advancing in new directions. Besides her presidential duties, Judi has also shared her technical expertise by leading numerous SIG groups, writing newsletter articles, and cheerfully handling a lion's share of the day-to-day operations that keep the club running smoothly.

In addition to the APCUG award plaque, the Q-C Computer Society board members presented Judi with other gifts in token of the club’s gratitude for her tireless service to the local organization.

Judi is shown receiving her award plaque from Vicki W and a check from our board members
presented by QCS Treasurer, Dave T.

 

Some excerpts from Vicki's nomination of Judi for the APCUG award:

Judi McDowell, President of the Quad-Cities Computer Society

Our club was on the decline in interest and membership when Judi assumed leadership. Through her efforts, QCS has gained numbers and initiated new programs. She helped lead the group in new directions with a series of beginner classes for novice computer users and presentations on the latest technologies. In addition to her presidential duties, Judi has led or helped lead SIGs in Excel, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Picasa, Quicken, networking and genealogy. She's written newsletter articles and made numerous presentations for the club and other facilities on topics including Skype, virus protection, and tax software. She makes an effort to stay current on new technology and how it can be an advantage to QCS. With Judi's guidance, QCS has become more responsive to needs in the community. She is a gifted person with technical and creative skills that keep the group moving forward with the latest technology, PLUS she has a good working relationship with the board and other volunteers. If she can't be convinced to stay on as QCS President, QCS will have a hard time finding someone to replace her.

 

 

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