At the Annual Meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club, SouthEast Mass Chapter, Cheryl was awarded the chapter's 2011 Distinguished Service Award (DSA). The DSA is awarded each year to the person that gave the most distinguished volunteer service to the chapter.
Cheryl is the Communications Chair and sits on the Executive Board. As chair, she produces the monthly chapter newsletter (both print and electronic), the chapter website, and the monthly chapter e-blast for a readership of 3000 members. Cheryl has also spent 2011 converting the chapter from print materials to electronic materials and introducing the chapter to the use of Social Networking (FB, TW, LI).