The Paulette Pitrak “Above & Beyond” Award is NESPA’s highest volunteer recognition honoring members who have demonstrated an exceptional dedication to our association through their volunteer service.
To be considered for the Above & Beyond Volunteer Recognition Award, the nominee must be a NESPA member in good standing who has exhibited extraordinary volunteer work during the current year. The volunteer work can be done at either or both the Chapter or Region level.
Nominations for 2021 will open in the fall.
Congratulations to the 2020 Awardee - Sheryl Heather
Spring & Summer Activities | Hampton Bay, New York
Chair, NESPA Membership Services Committee
Executive Committee Member, Long Island Pool & Spa Association
During the pandemic, Sheryl was a tremendous asset to the association. She helped connect LIPSA and NESPA to government officials to ensure that pool & spa work was allowed to continue throughout 2020. She worked day and night to make the connections needed to get us critical information so that we could move forward as an industry. Without her knowledge and know-how, it would have taken us longer and wasted precious working weeks.
Sheryl has been instrumental in moving workforce development forward in the Boards of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) of New York State. Her perseverance has enabled LIPSA and NESPA to develop courses for the Adult Education BOCES program in eastern Suffolk County. Once complete, these courses can then be utilized through New York state and our region.
Get to know more about Sheryl by reading her Member Spotlight Profile here.
NESPA would like to extend a thank you to Sheryl for all that she has done and continues to do for the association and the pool & spa industry.
2019: Roberto Romano
2018: George Kazdin & Ron Falcioni
2017: Raymond Rescildo