Don Werbrouck Award

Each year the Belgian-American Association has recognized one of its members with a plaque in their honor for their contributions to the B.A.A or the Belgian community.  Originally, this award was called the Man of the Year Award.  In 2002, the name of the award was changed to be a memorial to Don Werbrouck in honor of the many years that he served the club and the Belgian community.  The following is a listing of the award recipients:

Man of the Year

George Beels               1989

Al VanDenBergh Jr.   1990

Marcel Vianne             1991

Charlie Phlypo            1992

Oscar Vercruysse       1993

Frank Mahieu              1994

Donn Brooks               1995

Don Werbrouck          1996

Roland Deprez            1997

Arsene VanVooren     1998

Walt Baier                   1999

Chuck Horan               2000

Gary Huyghe              2001

Frank Baecke              2002

Leo Michaels               2003

Bob Putrycus              2004

Larry Mahieu              2005

Joe Deckers                 2006

Paul Allemon              2007

Bob Grant                   2007

Etienne Elskens           2008

Dick Huyghe               2009

Norm Kay                   2010

Mel Ferdinande           2011

Mike Huyghe              2011

Julius Voet                  2012

Maurice VanCoillie     2013 

John Roelandt              2014

Antoon Huyghe          2015

Robert A. Hison          2016

  Charles Myny                2017