Winners of the 2015 Achievement Awards were announced at the Christmas Party on December 6. Thirtyone members received 40 awards; obviously some members won more than one. This year's winners received rustic looking picture frames with the Club logo and "2015 Achievement Awards" embossed on them.
Following is a list of the awards and who won them.
The following 10 members led more than 50 hikes during the year which ended on September 30, 2015. Once again, with 219 hikes Glee Crowder led the most hikes by a wide margin.
Dick Bacon 51 hikes Rick Braun 99 hikes Janet Cohen 51 hikes Glee Crowder 219 hikes Marsha Hutchins 53 hikes David Kincaid 88 hikes Rick Kinnaman 51 hikes Julie Litten 85 hikes Donna Maurer 51 hikes Ed Wright 57 hikes
The following 5 members led 15 or more different hikes during the Club year. Different hikes are always appreciated by our members.
David Kincaid Pat Lawler Mary Ann Layman June Sergi Ed Wright
Ninteen members hiked more than 1,000 miles in 2015. For the seventh year in a row Glee Crowder topped the list with 2,621 miles, with Curtis Hinds not far behind. Here is a list of all the winners:
Tish Brafford 1,317 miles Rick Braun 1,165 miles Marty Burton 1,176 miles Glee Crowder 2,621 miles Curtis Hinds 2.566 miles Mike Khalil 1.388 miles David Kincaid 1,684 miles Rick Kinnaman 1,081 miles Mary Lang 1,075 miles Julie Litten 1,089 miles Jill McFall 1,226 miles Kae Ramey 1,052 miles Allan Roberts 1,585 miles Mike Seeman 1,252 miles Phil Smith 1,374 miles Jo Anne Starzyk 1,008 miles Cherie Voege 1,399 miles Kathy Whalen 1,143 miles Ed Wright 1,082 miles
Just two members - Rita Bymaster and Cindy West - completed the longest hike in 2015, tieing the Club's long distance record of 62 miles. Both Rita and Cindy have hiked this distance multiple times.
Trail Maintenance Award
Steve Johnson was the sole winner of this award in 2015, for completing more than 16 hours of trail maintenance.
Club Service Award
There were no winners of this award in 2015.
For the second year in a row Phil Coons contributed the most photos to the Club website, by a wide margin.
Rick Braun, Martin Dadel and Jeff Edmondson reached the 10,000 mile lifetime milestone in 2015
Bill and Nell Larrison Pinnacle Award
There was no winner of this award in 2015.
Junior Hikers Award
Jack Yocom and Gabby Hartwell hiked more than 100 miles prior to their 18th birthday. They both received a certificate to recognize their accomplishment.