Winners of the 2017 Achievement Awards were announced at the Awards Banquet on December 3, 2017. Thirtyfour members earned 49 awards; obviously some members won more than one. Here is a photo of the award winners at the Awards Banquet. This year's winners received distressed hats indicatings "2017 Achievement Award" on the front.
Following is a list of the awards and who won them.
Twenty members hiked more than 1,000 miles in 2016. Once again, Glee Crowder topped the list with 2,880 miles. Here is a list of all the winners:
Tish Brafford Glee Crowder John Gaebler Curtis Hinds Mike Khalil David Kincaid Rick Kinnaman Mary Lang Julie Litten Jill McFall Donna Payton Kae Ramey Allan Roberts Mike Seeman Katy Smith Phil Smith Jo Anne Starzyk Cherie Voege Kathy Whalen Ed Wright
The following 11 members led 50 or more hikes during the past year. Glee Crowder topped the list with an incredible 300 hikes.
Dick Bacon Rick Braun Janet Cohen Glee Crowder Jeff Edmondson Marsha Hutchins Mike Khalil David Kincaid Rick Kinnaman Julie Litten Ed Wright
Just two members - Rita Bymaster and Theresa McKinney-Ray - completed the longest hike in 2016, matching the Club's long distance record of 62 miles. Incredibly, Rita has completed this distance eight times. Theresa completed 100K for the 2nd year in a row.
The following 5 members led 15 or more different hikes during the Club year. This is one of the more challanging awards to win. Different hikes are always appreciated by our members.
David Kincaid Pat Lawler Mary Ann Layman Chuck Turner Ed Wright
This award is presented to members who hike 10,000 miles with the Club. This year only Jim Shoufler reached this impressive milestone:
Trail Maintenance Award
David Kincaid was the sole winner of this award in 2016, for completing more than 16 hours of trail maintenance.
Carol Radke and Joanne Starzyk earned this award for bringing in three new members to the Club during the past year.
Club Service Award
This award is given by the Board of Directors to a member they feel deserves special recognition for their service to the Club. This year the Board choose Bob Hackenberg for his efforts to migrate the mileage database from the Mileage Officers PC to the Club website, thereby facilitating hike leader entry of sign up sheets and giving all members the ability to check their current mileage online.
Once again, Phil Coons contributed the most photos to the Club website by a wide margin.
Bill and Nell Larrison Pinnacle Award
For the seventh time, David Kincaid won this special award by earning the Millennium, Pathfinder, Trailblazer and Trail Maintenance awards in one year. Quite an amazing accomplishment. Click here to see a photo of David receiving the award.