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Bill Jewett Award


The Operations Special Interest Group most often requests nominations for the annual Bill Jewett Award in the late winter/early spring of the year, so that the Award may be presented at the OPSIG's Annual Meeting at the NMRA National Convention in July.

This award was created to honor the memory and spirit of Bill Jewett who was a long time OPSIG President and DO Editor. The award is given annually to the individual who promotes and contributes the most to The Operations Special Interest Group, Inc., and its stated goals of promoting the art of model railroad operations.

The winner of this Award will receive a $250 cash prize, a plaque and a feature page in the DO about them. The Bill Jewett Memorial Fund (not the general OPSIG revenues) funds the Award. Nominations are to be sent to the OPSIG Secretary by June 1. The winner will be decided by unanimous Board decision.

The nominated individual must be an OPSIG member and all current Board members are not eligible. Of particular interest is the candidate's involvement and efforts in the OPSIG's quarterly publication, The Dispatcher's Office, which Bill took over and published for ten years. Please email or mail to the Secretary the name of your nomination, along with a short paragraph as to why you feel this individual should be considered.

Current Secretary:
Rob Hinkle, Secretary
1755 Slayton Dr.
Blue Bell, PA 19422-3462


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