3 AUSA chapter members ‘have made a difference’

3 AUSA chapter members ‘have made a difference’

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Three members of the Association of the U.S. Army’s Fort Rucker-Wiregrass Chapter were recognized during a luncheon for their efforts to further membership numbers and their support to the association.

“Every year, the [AUSA] Third Region gives out awards at the region meeting, and all the chapters have a chance to nominate people for an award,” Fort Rucker-Wiregrass AUSA Chapter President Jim Muskopf said.

Adding, “I take that quite seriously, as I have my whole life, that awards have to mean something and that awards have to be for something that you have done.

Three members of AUSA’s Fort Rucker-Wiregrass chapter receive awards. From left, Mark Jones, vice president of membership; Jim Muskopf, chapter president; Sam MacMaster, chapter treasurer; and AUSA member Stephanie Blankenship. (Photo by Cassie Gibbs)

“The folks [who I name] literally have done something, have made a difference in the Fort Rucker-Wiregrass Chapter.”

Stephanie Blankenship, who helped with individual membership recruitment, received the Significant Achievement Award.

“The lady standing up here next to me, over the course of the last year –particularly over the last several months – has done very well, and personally signed individual members, bringing [in] membership applications signed with payment.” Muskopf said.

Mark Jones, vice president of membership, received the Outstanding Achievement Award.

“He has taken his job and his responsibilities seriously, and he has gone after every opportunity that we can have to interact with the communities, to interact with Fort Rucker on individual, on corporate, and life memberships – just about any platform or basis you can have to increase membership,” Muskopf said.

Sam MacMaster, treasurer for the chapter, received the Award of Excellence.

“We have to keep the books straight, and we have a gentleman, our treasurer Sam MacMaster, who has done absolutely fabulously,” Muskopf said.

After presenting awards, Muskopf recognized military members and their families who attended the event.

(Editor’s note: This article was re-printed with permission from The Southeast Sun, Enterprise, Ala.)