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John S. Shirk Memorial Heritage Award

This award has been established in honour and memory of the late John S. Shirk, 1916 - 2008,  who made multifaceted contributions to the Schürch Family Association. The purpose of the award is to recognize an outstanding contribution on the part of any Schürch descendant that contributes to, encourages, or advances our understanding of our Schürch heritage, and to encourage participation in the Schürch Family Association, particularly among younger people.


August 11, 2012           Justin K. Houser

August  2, 2014           Thomas A. Sherk

August 6, 2016            René Schürch

July 28, 2018               LaVerne G. Schirch

August 5, 2022            Susan Shirk

The award this year as confirmed by the Executive Committee goes to Susan Shirk. Here is a list of her accomplishments:

  • Reunion Committee 1998, 2002

  • Reunion Chair 2006

  • Secretary SFA 2010

  • Heritage Tour Leader 2013

  • Reunion Chair 2014

  • President SFA 2014—2016

  • Mini-Heritage Tour Leader 2015

  • Reunion Chair 2018

  • Heritage Tour Leader 2019

Sue will be presented with a plaque and a check for $200.


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