July 2006 USTA Tennis Volunteer of the Month
Laurie Covert of Bayside, Wisconsin
Dedication, commitment and passion are only a few words to describe Laurie Covert’s involvement as a volunteer for the sport of a lifetime. She certainly exemplifies the hardworking Midwestern ethic. For more than 20 years, Laurie has served on numerous USTA, USTA Midwest, and Wisconsin Tennis Association committees.
“Laurie has been a tremendous asset to the USTA Midwest section and the USTA, and we are extremely fortunate to have her as a volunteer,” said Mark Saunders, executive director of USTA Midwest. “Her knowledge and experience are invaluable, and she always represents Midwest and the USTA in the most professional manner.”
Laurie’s first volunteer tennis position was as adult league coordinator in southeastern Wisconsin. She later served as president of the Wisconsin district in USTA Midwest. She went on to serve as president of USTA Midwest in 2000-2001. At the local level, Laurie is a board member for the Milwaukee Tennis & Education Foundation. At the USTA national level, Laurie serves on the Nominating Committee and the Youth Competition & Training Committee.
In 2000, Laurie received the USTA Midwest section’s most prestigious award, the Mel Bergman Award, in recognition of her continuous and distinguished service to the USTA Midwest section in an unselfish, dedicated manner for at least 10 years.
“Laurie truly exemplifies the qualities for which she was honored with the Mel Bergman Award,” said Leslie Varnado, Jr., president of USTA Midwest. “Her dedication and contributions throughout the years at all levels of the USTA have earned her the highest respect from her peers.”
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