Winners of the 2018 Achievement Awards were announced at the Winter Banquet on December 2, 2018. Fortytwo members earned 58 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 umbrellas freaturing the Club logo and "2018 Achievement Award" on the top.
Following is a list of the eleven awards and who won them.
Seventeen members hiked more than 1,000 miles in 2018. Once again, Glee Crowder topped the list with 2,880 miles. Here is a list of all the winners:
Glee Crowder not only did Glee hike the most miles again this year, but this past May, she broke Tom Patterson's all time mileage record for the Club. Glee finished the year with an incredible 43,763 miles. David Kincaid Rick Kinnaman Cherie Voege Tish Brafford Allan Roberts Phil Smith Ed Wright Mike Seeman Jo Anne Starzyk Katy Smith Rick Braun Kathy Whalen Julie Litten Mary Lang Kae Ramey Curtis Hinds
The following 16 members led 50 or more hikes during the past year:
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. Rick Braun David Kincaid Rick Kinnaman Tish Brafford Phil Smith Ed Wright Jo Anne Starzyk Kathy Whalen Julie Litten Marsha Hutchins Janet Cohen Marti Burton Jeff Edmondson Harold Crooks Susan Sievers
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). Six members achieved this incredible feat:
Rita Bymaster - for an incredible 9th time Theresa Ray - for the 3rd time Therese Cokain Missy Wymer Madeline Zook Sara Wingate
The following 7 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 Edeltraud Evans Ed Wright Phil Coons Mary Williams
This award is presented to members who have hiked 10,000 miles with the Club. This year three people achieved this impressive milestone:
Curtis Hinds Kae Ramey Carol Radke
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
Four members won this award this past year, for completing more than 16 hours of trail maintenance although that just touches the surface of the volunteer hours they put in. These four members have put in hundreds of hours in Eagle Creek Park working on trails, bridges, fences and signs. You can see them and other volunteers almost every Wednesday in the park.
Narcisso Povinelli Frank Povinelli Russ Himes Ned Lewis
This award is given to any member who is responsible for recruiting three or more new members to the Club during the Club year. The only way our Club can remain viable in future years is to add new members. This year we have three winners of the Membership Award:
Theresa Ray Janet Cohen Mervyn Cohen
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 two members: Bob Hackenberg and Mervyn Cohen.
Bob Hackenberg was honored for the technical skill and countless hours he expended out of the limelight to upgrade our website, especially allowing hike leaders to enter miles for the own hikes and greatly reduce the workload of our Mileage officer. Next year Bob will continue his efforts to simplify the workload of the Membership officer and Treasurer.
Mervyn Cohen was recognized for the skill and countless hours he spent planning, scouting and leading two recent Club trips to England, including all of the transportation logistics, meals and lodging. The two trips were the Ridgeway Trail in 2016 and the Yorkshire Dales in the fall of 2018. We would be remiss is we did not acknowledge the key role Mervyn’s wife Janet also played in making these trips so enjoyable.
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 2018 Achievement Awards, we also recognized five people who have have been members of the Club for 25 years. Here is a photo of Bob Layman and Marthene Kohlmeyer who were at the Banquet. The new 25 year members are:
Brian Burke Donna Burke Kate Curtiss Marthene Kohlmeyer Bob Layman