Gillis Awarded 55th Honorary Life Membership

Artie Wehenkel, Past President and Honorary Life Member, presents the award.

Artie Wehenkel, Past President and Honorary Life Member, presents the award.

On Friday, March 6 at the annual sales management conference in Savannah, GA the Officers and Directors of Mid-Atlantic N.A.M.E. presented it’s 55th Honorary Life Membership to Sandy Gillis, VP Advertising, The Island Packet, Hilton Head Island, SC.

Sandy has served the association in several capacities throughout her membership. She served on the Board of Directors and then ascended into the Officer chairs serving as Secretary-Treasurer, Second VP, 1st VP, Executive VP, President and Immediate Past President. During her service she was Tearsheet Contest Chairperson three times and that was when entries would number 1,000 to 1,200 and, at the time, when all entries were displayed at the conference by hanging the tearsheets on specially constructed racks. Sandy and, husband, Bubba were fixtures in the conference golf tournaments, often combining for the lowest scores. Sandy could always be counted on to help with any project and to serve as a mentor to new members.

Sandy Gillis (right), with her husband and twin daughters.

Sandy Gillis (right), with her husband and twin daughters.

Artie Wehenkel, Past President and Honorary Life Member, presented the award with Sandy’s husband, two twin daughters and her Mom and Dad in attendance. Artie stated that the award has never been presented to anyone any more deserving than Sandy.