William J. Porter Award of Appreciation



Each year the NJ Shade Tree Federation awards the William J. Porter Award of Appreciation to an individual who has given much of his/her time to support the mission of the Federation. This year's recipient is Robert Laskoski.

Bob was active with the Milltown Shade Tree Commission and became involved with the NJ Shade Tree Federation as his wife, Clare, worked for the organaization. Clare retired but they both continued to volunteer their time. During the hectic time before and after the Annual Meetings, Bob was always there lending an extra hand whenever needed.

Bob Laskoski works hard for the industry and usually stays in the background with little accolades. He has spent countless hours carrying and transporting gear to and from the Annual Meeting locations. He has also run the lights and coordinated the AV needs during the sessions.

The Board of Directors of the New Jersey Shade Tree Federation recognizes Bob's endless efforts with this year's presentation of the William J. Porter Award of Appreciation.