The Eugene T. Wolff Service Award
Setting the Standard of Dedication and Commitment to The Dairy Practices Council
Every organization has dedicated members, who volunteer their time to set up and lead meetings and events. These same organizations often have one or two individuals that go above and beyond, sometimes working long hours behind the scenes. Without these individuals, many events would not run as smoothly and the organization would not be as successful. It is these individuals that make things happen!
Eugene T. Wolff was one of those individuals. Since 1976 when he joined the DPC to his passing, Gene set the standard of dedication and commitment to the Dairy Practices Council (DPC). For many years, Gene set up the audio/visual equipment and after he reitired in 1996, he staffed the DPC Dairy Bar at each annual meeting, offering cheeses, yogurts, ice creams and, of course, buttermilk, to eager DPC members during meeting breaks. It is probably because of Gene that many DPC members had their first real taste of buttermilk!
The "Eugene T. Wolff Service Award" is an award that is intended to be presented at the fall Annual Conference of the Dairy Practices Council to a deserving individual who meets the criteria set forth in this document.
The individual who is nominated for this award must be a member-in-good standing of DPC. The nominee must have demonstrated a significant contribution to the DPC through behind-the-scenes work and volunteerism, maintaining a standard of dedication and commitment to this organization.
Nominations may be submitted by any DPC member-in-good standing to the presiding DPC Executive Board President prior to or at the Spring Board Meeting. The President presents the nominees to the DPC Executive Board members, where a decision is made to present the award to one of the nominees, or to not present it at all, based upon a majority approval vote of the board members present.
This award was created in 2003.
Year Award Recipient
2003 Mr. Eugene T. Wolff
2005 Mr. Steven Murphy
2008 Mr. George Wilcox
2010 Ms. Lynn Hinckley
2011 Dr. Robert E. Graves
2014 Mr. Thomas Herremans
2015 Mr. Dan Scruton
2015 Mrs. Terry A. Musson
2015 Mr. Terry B. Musson
2017 Mr. John Bartell
2017 Mr. Jeffery Bloom
2017 Mrs. Nancy Bloom
2019 Dr. John Partridge