It’s a New Season at S-V-A-C

New members are always welcome & encouraged.          
Interest in athletics is the only requirement


Congratulations to former JMU players Aaron Stinnie, Josh Wells and Earl Watley of the Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Bucs!

Learn more at  this link from JMU Sports!

JMU Players will honor Challice Mcmillin during the spring football season. 


♦ We hope to resume regular meetings as soon as it is safe.

♦Dinner is $20 for members in advance and $24 at the door for members and for guests.

NEXT UP: Due to COVID-19, our meetings are on hold for now. At our next meeting, we will have a Memoriam for our dear friend and Honor Roll recipient, Challace McMillin. We were planning to induct a new member into the SVAC Honor Roll in April but that will hopefully be on the agenda. In addition, a new edition of Who Am I will be presented by VP Steve Walk; and our 50-50 Raffle will be back with a great cash prize.   

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Or, pay at  PO Box 738, Harrisonburg, VA. 22803-0738

Program  :  

6:00 pm Reception/Social (Cash Bar Available)
6:30 pm Welcome
Pledge of Allegiance
“Who Am I” segment to get to know our members

6:45 pm Buffet Dinner
7:35 pm Introduction of Tonight’s Speaker(s)
7:45pm Featured Speaker(s)
8:15pm Questions from membership
8:30 pm Adjournment

Location remains at Early’s Katering 2061 Evelyn Byrd Ave, Harrisonburg

(The Terrace At Rocktown)

The SVAC brings people together from throughout the Shenandoah Valley who share a common interest in scholastic, intercollegiate, and professional sports. Dinner meetings are held each month with the date varying depending on the availability of the guest speaker for the month.

Pictures from Frank Beamer’s visit – November 15, 2017

The Shenandoah Valley Athletic Club recognizes the lifetime athletic achievements of its members by inductions to the SVAC Honor Roll.  We have honored 29 members onto the Honor Roll since the Club’s inception in 2002, paying tribute to our local sports heroes.
Allan Andrick Dean Ehlers
Jack Arbogast Donnie Fulk
Jim Barnes Cecil Gilkerson
Jim Benson Joseph G. Myers II
Roger Bergey Dave King
Roy Billhimer Bill Lam
Bobby Brown Bill Loomis
Ron Carrier Challice McMillan
Mike Clark Larry Pence
Bob Colbert Fred B. Pence
Buddy Comer Bill Phipps
Chick Crawford Mike Ruckman
Doc Deputy Mike Schikman
Curd Dudley Earl Shirkey
Jean Willi Sid Smith


Honor Roll Plaque

While there is no restriction,
the membership will generally
induct two members annually.

Nominations will be reviewed by the
Executive Committee for a final decision.


                                                                        SVAC Presidents

From left to right:  Past presidents Allen Andrick, Chip McIntyre, charter president Jim Benson, Bob Colbert and Chick Crawford. Not present Dave King and Brad Chewning


Presenting the 2020-2021 Board of Directors

Phil Updike-President 2019-2021
Steve Walk- Vice-President
Margee Greenfield – Secretary
Bugs & Judy Vaughan- Treasurer
Kathy Armentrout- Director
Johnny Garber -Director
Les Helmuth -Director
John Mauzy -Director
Earl Cox -Director
Marilyn Jarrells – Director
Wade Robinson – Director
Bugs Vaughan – Director
Jean Willi – Director


Jim Benson (Charter) 2002-2004
Bob Colbert 2004-2006
Chip McIntyre 2006-2008
Brad Chewning 2008-2010
Chick Crawford 2010-2012
David King 2012-2014
Allen Andrick 2014-2017
Steve Smith 2017-2019