Michelle Klein named IGA’s Sean Flanders Volunteer of the Year
Michelle Klein (right), of Jesup, is this year’s IGA Sean Flanders Volunteer of the Year Award recipient.
Klein continues to give up countless hours of her free time to help benefit many IGA endeavors including serving on the IGA’s Board of Directors, Communications Committee Women’s Rules & Competitions Sub-Committee, Herman Sani Scholarship Selection Committee and Ann Griffel Scholarship Selection Committee.
Klein has also assumed the role the last few years as a Junior Girls’ 4-State Co-Captain and serves as a mentor to many young junior golfers.
“Michelle is always there when you need help with something,” Clint Brown, Director of Marketing and Communications said. “I have known Michelle for many years and her enthusiasm for the game of golf in Iowa is second to none. She donates so much time to various committees, not to mention the IGA Board of Directors, I can’t imagine how many hours of her time she has given up for the betterment of the association and the future of golf here in the state. She is one of the best.”
It should be noted that, while not specific to 2021, Klein’s efforts were incredible in the face of trouble – as she helped secure a location for the 2020 IGA Women’s Club Team when Elmcrest CC was hit by the ‘Derecho’.
Klein will be recognized during a ceremony at Glen Oaks Country Club in West Des Moines on Friday, Dec. 17.
Click here to download a video of Klein being surprised by the announcement at at recent IGA Board Meeting.