The Whippoorsnapper Award was created in 2018 to recognize and to encourage the contributions and Lake Rabun community volunteer efforts by a deserving young person. Fashioned after the Whippoorwill Award, which recognizes long term volunteer service, the Whippoorsnapper Award gives credit to the next generation and its volunteer activity on the lake.
Be it lake clean-up, event participation, water safety, technical skills, recruitment, or committee work, a Whippoorsnapper personifies the spirit of giving and character of an up-and-coming member and potentially a future Whippoorwill. This award shines light on and gives credit to our many young people who will carry the torch for the future of Lake Rabun Association.
- An individual who is an ambassador in promoting the Mission Statement and goals of the LRA.
- An individual who steps up willingly to facilitate efforts by the LRA and has volunteered or assisted with multiple events or committees for a minimum of 2 years.
- An individual who exhibits character, willingness, energy, and displays positive role modeling for others in his/her peer group.
- An individual who is a problem solver and communicates ideas thoughtfully.
The Whippoorsnapper Award is announced at Labor Day member meetings although it may not be awarded every year.
Any LRA member can nominate an eligible member for the Whippoorsnapper by completing the nomination form and submitting it no later than August 1st to Mike Swink by email or mail as noted on the form.
2019 WHIPPOORSNAPPER AWARD RECIPIENT