MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2016
Pat Lauterbach has been a dedicated member of the South Carolina Public Records Association (SCPRA) for twenty years. She has attended every annual conference with the exception of year the conference was held in Columbia at the Archives. As the Pee Dee Region’s Program Coordinator she was instrumental in developing and conducting a very successful 2016 Region Workshop. She successfully coordinated with the Florence County Sheriff’s Department to host the 2016 Pee Dee Region workshop at the Effingham Facilities and provide refreshments and lunch for the workshop attendees and guest speakers. The Pee Dee Workshop cleared $275.00 from the registration fees after expenses. The workshop was well attended by thirty-four SCPRA members with representation from all four regions plus five guest speakers. Pat continually volunteers providing help and assist with the setup and cleanup at the annual conference. She attends the January new and returning officers training workshop providing input and encouragement to the new officers in her region. As a member of the Program Committee she actively participates in the annual Planning Workshop held in February providing input in the development of the Annual Conference Program. She has hosted Pee Dee luncheons at her workplace, with the latest being held at the Central Carolina Technical College’s Health Science Center in Sumter which entertained thirty-two Pee Dee Region members and invited guests. Pat is an active member of the SCPRA Audit Committee which reviews all financial documents for the previous year. Pat, also thru her due diligence in Record Keeping; provided the awards committee with the appropriate information to assist us in awarding the Pee Dee Region with the Outstanding Region Award for 2016-2017.