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:


Don Werbrouck Award for 2020 is:

                                                                    Marshall  DeSmet

  George Beels   1989   Chuck Horan 2000   Norm Kay 2010
  Al VanDenBergh Jr.   1990   Gary Huyghe 2001   Mel Ferdinande 2011
  Marcel Vianne   1991   Frank Baecke 2002   Mike Huyghe 2011
  Charlie Phlypo   1992   Leo Michaels 2003   Julius Voet 2012
  Oscar Vercruysse   1993   Bob Putrycus 2004   Maurice VanCoillie 2013
  Frank Mahieu   1994   Larry Mahieu 2005   John Roelandt 2014
  Donn Brooks   1995   Joe Deckers 2006   Antoon Huyghe 2015
  Don Werbrouck   1996   Paul Allemon 2007   Robert Hison 2016
  Roland Deprez   1997   Bob Grant 2007   Charles Myny 2017
  Arsene VanVooren   1998   Etienne Elskens 2008   Scott Schumacher 2018
  Walt Baier   1999   Dick Huyghe 2009   John Begin   2019