At the March 2010 General Assembly the fourth annual Achievement Award winners were recognized. Each award winner received an blue embroidered tee shirt highlighting the awards they won and a certificate for each award. Following is a list of the 2009 award winners.
The following members led 50 or more hikes during 2009:
Glee Crowder 159 hikes Rena Elsner 146 hikes Allan Roberts 141 hikes Joan Griffitts 92 hikes Rick Braun 85 hikes Marsha Hutchins 72 hikes Carol Radke 66 hikes Ed Wright 57 hikes Julie Litten 57 hikes Rick Kinnaman 57 hikes David Kincaid 52 hikes Donna Maurer 50 hikes
The following members led 15 or more different hikes during 2009.
Marsha Hutchins 45 different hikes - quite an achievement Mary Ann Layman 22 different hikes Jeff Edmondson 21 different hikes Kavid Kincaid 20 different hikes Tom Kapostasy 17 different hikes Ed Wright 16 different hikes Cheryl Smolecki 16 different hikes June Sergi 16 different hikes Pat Lawler 16 different hikes
In all, 26 members hiked more than 1,000 miles in 2009 - the most ever:
Glee Crowder 3,320 miles, which for the third year in a row set a new record for miles hiked in one year. Allan Roberts 3,177 miles, only the second member ever to hike over 3,000 in one year. Jerry Heidenblut 2,256 miles Sandy Fillenwarth 1,922 miles Lucy Neal 1,825 miles Rick Kinnaman 1,673 miles Rick Braun 1,621 miles Marge Braun 1,616 miles Cherie Voege 1,607 miles David Kincaid 1,547 miles Ricki Jo Hoffmann 1,487 miles Ron Mutzl 1,345 miles Donna Chastain 1,264 miles Jeff Edmondson 1,230 miles Ed Wright 1,199 miles Valan Magnabosco 1,186 miles Tish Brafford 1,168 miles Rick Maxwell 1,097 miles Bobbie Mattasits 1,094 miles Tom Hollett 1,086 miles Bernie West 1,068 miles Rita Bymaster 1,062 miles Theresa Salois 1,054 miles Julie Litten 1,047 miles Joanne Applegate 1,034 miles Martin Dadel 1,000 miles
The following members completed the longest scheduled hike in 2009 - 35 miles. Looks like they plan to go for 62 miles again in 2010.
Cathy Bridge Frank Bymaster Rita Bymaster Sukhbir Singh Cindy West
Trail Maintenance Award
Sukhbir Singh was the only member who completed 16 or more hours of trail maintenance. He had an impressive 127 hours.
Pricilla Dick received the award for contributing the most photos to the Club web site.
Junior Hikers Award
Madyn Litten walked 13 miles in 2009 and finished the year with 110 miles before her 18th birthday.
Tish Brafford was the only member who achieved the 10,000 mile lifetime milestone in 2009.
Bill and Nell Larrison Pinnacle Award
There was no winner of this award in 2009.