Lori Payne Receives The 2012 USMS Dorothy Donnelly Service Award
Lori Payne has tirelessly served U.S. Masters Swimming at the National, Zone, LMSC, and Club level for many years. Offices she has held include Breadbasket Zone Chair, Ozark LMSC Chair, Ozark LMSC Awards Chair, and St Louis Area Masters Facilities Chair. She also served on the USMS Ad Hoc Committee on LMSC Minimum Standards.
She has been responsible for securing facilities for meets and workouts, most recently successfully securing an alternate venue for the 2012 Breadbasket Zone Championship when a last minute conflict surfaced, blocking our original facility reservation. She has been able to secure facilities for our use at much lower costs than other groups must pay. She has also obtained timing system operators and meet officials. She has attended several USMS Conventions as an Ozark delegate and always submitted her convention reports in a timely fashion to communicate her experience to the members of our LMSC.
Lori has been willing to work on behalf of her LMSC and her Club when few others were willing or able to help. She is a definite asset to our organization.
During the many years that Lori has been active in Masters Swimming she has achieved a number of Ozark LMSC records. She has attended several USMS National Championship meets and has placed well in several events. From 1993 until 2009 she placed in the Top 10 in multiple events.
The Ozark LMSC Congratulates Lori Payne on receiving the Dorothy Donnelly Service Award.