Forty six winners of the 2019 Achievement Awards were announced at the Winter Banquet on December 1, 2019. This years winners received quality rain jackets donated by member Bob Kriz, who just wanted to give something back to the club This is the fifth time that Bob has donated achievement awards. Here is a photo of the award winners at the Awards Banquet. Bob Kriz is sitting in the first row (third from the right) wearing one of the rain jackets that all winners received.
Following is a list of the eleven awards and who won them.
Eighteen members hiked more than 1,000 miles in 2018. Once again, Glee Crowder topped the list for the 8th year in a row. Here is a list of all the winners:
Glee Crowder not only did Glee hike the most miles again this year, she also holds the record for the most miles walked in a year - 3,368. She finished the year with a Club lifetime record of 46,579 miles, which she continues to add to. Curtis Hinds David Kincaid Rick Kinnaman Cherie Voege Mary Bruss Tish Brafford Allan Roberts Phil Smith Katy Smith Mike Seeman Rick Braun Kathy Whalen Julie Litten Mary Lang Kae Ramey Cheryl Conces Dewey Conces
This award is given to any member who led 50 or more hikes during the year. This year we had 14 winners.
Glee Crowder once again Glee led the most hikes. Where would our south siders be without Glee's hikes. Incredibly she leads two hikes every Monday, a hike every Tuesday, a hike on Wednesday, and a hike each Friday and Saturday. She takes Sunday's off. Janet Cohen Rick Braun David Kincaid Tish Brafford Phil Smith Dick Bacon Joan Griffits Kathy Whalen Julie Litten Marsha Hutchins Marti Burton Jeff Edmondson Harold Crooks
This award is given to all members who complete the longest scheduled hike, which this year matched the Club's long distance record of 62 miles (100 K). This year we have four winners of this increadible feat. Again all ladies - so much for the weaker sex.
Rita Bymaster - for an incredible 10th time Theresa Ray - for the 4th time Sandra Nichols Sara Wingate - for the 2nd time
This award is given to members who lead 15 or more different hikes during the past year. Everyone enjoys a new hike and is one of the more challenging awards to win (other than hiking 100K that is). Here are the four winners:
David Kincaid Pat Lawler Mary Ann Layman Terry Roesch
This award is presented to members who have attained 10,000 lifetime miles with the Club. This year two members achieved this impressive milestone:
Janet Cohen Damon Evans
Junior Hiker Award
There were no winners this year of this award which is given to hikers under the age of 18 who have hiked more than 100 miles with the Club.
Trail Maintenance Award
This award is given to any member who has contributed 16 or more volunteer hours on a trail maintenance project, although most of this year's winners have gone far beyond that, sometimes volunteering 100 or more hours of their time to give something back to the trails we all love to hike. This year we recognized 7 Club members, a record for this award.
Narcisso Povinelli Frank Povinelli Russ Himes Ned Lewis David Drzewieck Gary Fine Phil Coons
This award is given to any member who is responsible for recruiting three or more new members to the Club during the Club year. Regrettably there were no winners of this award in 2019.
Club Service Award
This award is given by the Board of Directors to individuals they feel deserve special recognition for their service to the Club. This year the Board choose to recognize 5 individuals:
Bob Kriz - who has donated Achievement Awards five times Jean Ballinger - former President of the Club, who has been weekend Pathfinder for 14 years Karen Zimmerman - Mileage officer and database expert Bob Hackenberg - builder of our website and all of the incredible enhancments Ed Wright - Webmaster and weekeday Pathfinder for 16 years
It should come as no surprise that once again Phil Coons contributed the most photos to the Club website by a wide margin. Phil also maintains the Club's great Facebook page.
Bill and Nell Larrison Pinnacle Award
This year there was no winner of this award.
New 25 Year Members
In additon to recognizing the winners of 2019 Achievement Awards, we also recognized five people who have have been members of the Club for 25 years.
Marti Applegate Jim Griffin Anita Pearson Nick Scull Richard Sexon