Dr. Robert T. Brooks was selected by the Northeast Section for its first Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his long, and mostly behind the scenes, contributions to TWS and the Section. Bob has been a TWS member since 1967, with a break during his 4 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. Bob has been a Northeast Section member since 1982 and served in a wide range of capacities including some of the most thankless, hard to fill, but vital positions such as Treasurer for 4 years, newsletter editor for 19 years, and ongoing as webmaster. Bob also served as Program Committee chair when the Section and New England Chapter hosted the TWS Annual Conference in Burlington, Vermont in 2003. Bob has always been willing to step up and serve TWS at all levels and has been a mainstay of the Northeast Section and New England chapter for 30 years.