Service Awards


The Outstanding Service Award was established by the RMA Board on September 1, 1984 for the purpose of recognizing any member or non-member who has made outstanding contributions to enhance the presence, image, goals and well-being of the RMA over a number of years.
Date and Recipients
11/15/2017 Steve Myers

(photo, L to R) Peter Uhry, Ralph Viggiano, Steve Myers and Bob Phillips

Steve Myers grew up in Stamford.  He graduated from RPI in 1958 with a Bachelors degree in Physics and worked as a Perkin Elmer scientist for 25 years.  He obtained a PhD in Physics from New York University in 1976 and later developed an instrument to analyze DNA.
Active in the Nuclear Freeze movement in the 1980s, he was elected president of the Greenwich Forum on War and Peace.  Steve later volunteered at Greenwich High helping students develop a wide variety of instruments in order to compete in national and international science competitions.   Steve serves on the Science Committee and the Board of Directors of the Bruce Museum.
Within the RMA, Steve has organized numerous programs on scientific subjects including his talk on NASA’s Mars Rover “Curiosity” and a joint talk on “Proving Einstein Right on Gravity Waves and Relativity Theory”.  He has sponsored speakers from the Lamont-Doherty Laboratories, arranged two RMA Special Events trips to the Lamont labs and sponsored numerous science presentation at the RMA.  He has been active behind the scenes editing videos of RMA speakers each week and as a member of the technical team for our meetings.

11/8/2017 Mike Ryan








11/09/2016 Jim Fahy
(photo L to R) Ralph Viggiano & Jim Fahy; background, Mike Smith &Bob PhillipsOutstandingService2016

In recognition of Jim Fahy’s contributions to the RMA for over ten years. Jim is and has been the most prominent figure at RMA’s Annual Picnic, Annual Dinner and weekly meetings for over ten years. He is usually the first person we see waiting to greet us and he takes charge of all activities. His countenance assures us that our meetings are run in an orderly manner. Jim’s presence on the Board Of Directors was a welcomed addition to the many other responsibilities that adds to the RMA’s success.

11/04/2015 Steve Marino

05/21/14 Bernard Schneider, Tad Larrabee, Horst Tebbe, Ralph Viggiano
(photo, L to R) Ralph Viggiano, George Shaddock, Tad Larrabee and Bernard Schneider; Horst Tebbe is missing
05/01/13 George Shaddock
01/11/12 Tom Healy, George Shaddock
01/19/11 John DeCsepel, Rich Limbacher, Peter McSpadden
01/13/10 Bill Dynan, Leon Freeman, Doug Taylor
09/25/08 Robert Bishop, George Chelwick, John Osterberg, Michael Parise, Donald Sargeant
04/25/07 Doug Francefort, John Seel
04/19/06 Sal DeAngelo
03/10/04 Keith Heyman, Bill Lehren*
04/09/03 Warren Dennison, Leon Freeman
03/01/02 Charles Livingston, Chuck Standard
03/01/01 Bob Kenney
03/01/00 John Mills
03/01/99 Dom Cogliandro, Bob Button
03/11/98 Thomas Ashwell
12/13/95 John T. Connolly
03/19/95 Anthony “Tony” Bologna, Henry Jacobsen
11/23/93 H. Ford Dickie
07/28/93 George Manning
01/08/92 Howard Conley
05/30/90 Fred Sullaway
09/20/89 Bob Taylor
06/17/87 Jim Cain
09/03/86 Bill VanBrunt
02/21/86 Waldo “Wally” Pennels
11/06/85; Al Lorenz

* awarded posthumously