Thomas A. Bryce Memorial Award – Distinguished Leadership

Occasionally, an outstanding leader will come our way, such was the case with Captain Tom Bryce.  He was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and one of Admiral Rickover’s boys in the start-up of the Nuclear Submarine Program.  He commanded one of the first nuclear subs and was truly a pioneer in that field.  After retiring to Summerville, he continued his service connection as the Naval Science Instructor at Summerville High School.  His students were always eager participants, in uniform, at functions such as parades, the 4th of July Celebration or anywhere the could give aid or assistance.

Captain Bryce became a Rotarian on November 10, 1976 and never stopped serving.  One of the outstanding projects he led was the aluminum can recycling project from 1980 through 1983.  During the project’s duration, it removed 18,885,640 cans off our roadsides, by-ways and backyards.  This resulted in our Club’s ability to put more than $140,000 into the community and $25,259 into our Scholarship Fund.

The first receipient of the Thomas A. Bryce Memorial Award for Distinguished Leadership was J. C. Lipham in 1988.  J. C. was also a leader in Rotary having served as District Governor in 1973.

 

The following individuals have been awarded the Thomas A. Bryce Memorial Award for Distinguished Leadership:

2015-2016 – Joseph Friday

2014-2015 – Angela Vest

2013-2014 -

2012-2013 – George Quartuccio

2011-2012 – Lili Gresham

2010 – 2011 – Tim Holland

2009 – 2010 – Don Nye

2008 – 2009 – Ronnie Strawn

2007 – 2008 – John Dumas

2006 – 2007 – Sharon Laney

2005-2006 – Walter Alexander

2004 – 2005 – Bill Everett

2003 – 2004 – Colin Martin

2002 – 2003 – Ed Tassin

2001 – 2002 – Ed Carter

2000 – 2001 – Emily Johnson

1999 – 2000 – Tony Pope

1998 – 1999 – Jackie Jenkins

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1995

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1992

1991

1990

1989 – Brunson Westbury

1988 – J. C. Lipham