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Dedicated Volunteer Passes Away

November 13, 2007 02:01 PM

USTA Florida recognizes the passing of Harry M. Waugh, Jr., a longtime volunteer of the USTA Florida Section.  Harry, 93, died at home on October 30, 2007 after an extended illness.

During his time with the USTA Florida Section, Harry served on the board from 1973 until 1993.  His responsibilities included acting as District 1 Director and most importantly, Treasurer of the association.  The organization saw unprecedented growth during this time, which was helped by the devoted service of both Harry and his wife, Nancy. 

The two of them kept all the financial records of the association and ran the accounting from their Tallahassee home.  Checks were hand written and written ledgers were kept; that is, until Harry organized a change and lead the association to transfer from manual accounting to a computer based system - a structure still used today.  Furthermore, he oversaw investments of the USTA Florida Section that grew from less than $100,000 to over $1.5 million under his care. 

An avid tennis player, Harry gave countless hours to make the USTA Florida Section better.  In 1981, he won the USTA Florida Merit Award for his outstanding volunteer efforts, and five years later in 1986, he and his family received the USTA Florida Family of the Year award. 

In 1990, the section recognized his generous and unselfish volunteer efforts once again and inducted him into the USTA Florida Hall of Fame.  He was also inducted into the “Walk of Fame” of the Tallahassee Tennis Association in 1999.

Harry will never be forgotten, and the USTA Florida Section appreciates his dedicated service to the organization and the lifetime sport of tennis. 






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