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    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.


    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

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