The society also recognized two outstanding volunteers for their service in the previous year. Since 1978, the Cunningham Bowl has been awarded to a volunteer who has performed exemplary service to the society. This year’s recipient was John J. “Jack” O’ Hagan. He has been volunteering for the society for a number of years. He served as a museum docent and a volunteer in the archaeology lab, where he assists with artifact cleanup and projects in the field. O’Hagan is a World War II veteran and truly exemplifies the spirit of that generation.
Established in 2010, the Rodriguez Service Award honors acts of stewardship and service of staff, board members, and individuals serving in an official capacity to the ssociety. This year’s recipient, Dr. Irwin R. Berman, has been a supporter of the society for decades. Irwin was on the board of directors for many years and his guidance was crucial to the society receiving its first museum accreditation. He was instrumental in securing the old post office site for the society’s headquarters — the A.W. Jones Heritage Center. Pictured are Mimi Rogers, curator, fom left, Dr. Irwin Berman, Sherri Jones, executive director, and Jack O’ Hagan.