William "Ron" Collamore|
William "Ron" Collamore
Mintonette Medallion of Merit: 2007
Willliam "Ron" Collamore is a man of many names and titles. You might know him as Bill, Ronnie, or as a member of countless committees whose missions are for the greater good, and Holyoke specifically.
For his outstanding dedication to the Hall, as the longest serving board member, he is lovingly referred to as "the Pope" of the Hall.
Collamore has been a part of the Hall of Fame family since its inception in 1978. He received his first Mintonette Medallion of Merit in 1999 as a member of the original corporators of the Volleyball Hall of Fame and has had many titles at the Hall, including vice-president.
Collamore currently serves as a member of the Hall's Executive Committee but it is in his position as exhibit hall committee chairman that he truly shines - coordinating all displays and Hall of Fame maintenance.
In his spare time, Collamore, a retired Holyoke Fire Fighter, was the state chairman of athletics for the Massachusetts Association of School Committees, a delegate to the National School Board Convention, a member of the American Legion, among many others.
As the heart and soul of the Volleyball Hall of Fame, we salute William "Ron" Collamore with the Mintonette Medallion of Merit Award.
About the Mintonette Medallion of Merit
Presented to individuals in recognition of a single significant record or the accomplishment of single or multiple achievements in the sport of volleyball. The Mintonette Medallion of Merit recalls the original name that volleyball's inventor, William G. Morgan, assigned to the sport when he invented it in 1895.
|MINTONETTE MEDALLION OF MERIT WINNERS|
1996 - Sally Kus
1997 - Richard Caplan
1999 - Corporators of the Volleyball Hall of Fame
2001 - Karen Keirstead
2002 - Kirk Kilgour
2003 - Alex Stetynski
2007 - William "Ron" Collamore
2009 - Francis G. Hamel
2010 - Richard (Rick) Lajoie
2011 - John O'Donnell
2012 - Patricia "Pat" Demers