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Founders Award

The Founders Award is awarded to members who have contributed three or more years of service to the 46er organization in some approved capacity. These are presented at the Fall Meeting each year. [Note: The Fall Meeting of September 2011 was cancelled following hurricane Irene, consequently no awards were presented for the year. Awards were not presented in 2017, and 2018 due to there was not a founders award committee.]

Founder's award patch

2019, 8 Founders Award Recipients

Dan Kane #7532Director/Historian Office
Hank Sondheimer #1626Director
Laurie Rankin #5525WDirector/TSP Committee
Pete Hickey #3202Trailmaster/Director
Doug Varney #6468WDirector/Trailmaster
Dan Stec #7348Director/Grace Peak Committee
John Barron #4945Recording Secretary
Fran Shumway #7097Director/TSP Committee

2016, 8 Recipients

Sally HoyPast President
Don McMullenOutdoor Skills Workshop
Nancy BuckleyCorrespondent
Bob CiecieregaCorrespondent
Marta Bolton QuilliamCorrespondent
Gail SandersCorrespondent
Dean GiulianoDirector
Chris SekellikDirector

2015, 9 Recipients

Joe RyanDirector/Correspondent
Brian SutherlandDirector
Tom WheelerPresident
Doug ArnoldGrace Peak Committee
Phil CorellTreasurer/President
Tom FaulknerCorrespondent
Mike GebhardCorrespondent
Millie GittingerCorrespondent
Ben TennysonCorrespondent

2014, 10 Recipients

Siobhan Carney-Nesbitt #5930WSiobhan recently completed a term as Director, was a herdpath adopter for Tabletop, a correspondent for many years and currently co-chairs the Office of the Historian
Marilee Urbanczyk #3530Marilee has prepared the 46er climbing certificates since 1990.
Mike Becker #1889WMike has prepared the annual statistical summary of the finishers (“PEEKS Sketches”) for PEEKS magazine for the last 20 years. He also prepared the club roster for the last 46er book.
Joe Busch #3814Joe has been a volunteer in the Office of the Historian for 20 years doing a variety of porojects including creating the first database of recorded finishers.
Joe Bogardus #3342Joe recently completed a term as Director, donated hundreds of hours of voluntary trail work and has served as a Trailmaster since 2010.
Gary Koch #1137WGary has served as a correspondent since 2003 and has donated hundreds of hours to trailwork each year.
Tony Solomon #3626WTony helped Grace run the Historian’s Office and then took over her responsibilities as Head Historian in 2000. He continued in that capacity (with a little help from his friends) until his retirement in 2013.
Ken Ryba #1661WKen served as a Director and has been on the staff of the Outdoor Skills Workshop for almost 30 years. For the past several years he has co-chaired the OSW.
Sharp Swan #566WSharp served as a Director and has been on the staff of the Outdoor Skills Workshop for over 30 years. He contributed chapters in the previous two 46er books.
Christine Bourjade #4967WChristine served as a correspondent since 2001 and wrote the Boulder Report for several years. She contributed a chapter in the last 46er book, designed the 46er webpage, and has donated many hours of trail work.

2013, 9 Recipients

Jim Barnshaw #2156WJim was Club President from 2006 to 2009 and helped develop the Founder’s Award Program.
Chuck Bennett #1934Chuck served as a Director and an assistant to Grace in the Historian’s Office. He helped Ed Ketchledge with the reseeding and earned his Conservation Service Award. Chuck developed and produced 46er promotional items including the 46er Board Game and the “Then and Now” DVD.
Herb Clark #1Herb was a guide for the Marshall Brothers. All three of them finished June 10, 1925
Marilyn Corson #2686Marilyn has been involved with the 46ers for over 25 years, from initially maintaining and changing out the summit log books to becoming a correspondent after the removal of the summit canisters.
Mindy Jatulis #2383Mindy has been directly involved with the Historian’s Office since 1995 and continues that work today. He has also been a correspondent since 1998 and has written over 3500 letters.
Fred Johnson #1788Fred was a Director and received the 46 Hour Conservation Serv ice Award. Fred was known as the 46er’s “Ideas Man” and designed the club’s t-shirts, hat, and belt buckle. He also worked assisting Grace in the Historian’s Office.
Walter Johnson #4101Walt has received his 1046 Hour Conservation Service Award and continues to be a constant trail volunteer.
Curt Snyder #4608WCurt has been a Director and is fast approaching his 346 hour Conservation Service Award.
Barbara Traver #2241Barbara has been a Director and has served as a correspondent since 1997. She also acts as the Vesper Service Coordinator.

2012, 10 Recipients

Matt Clark #4373WMatt served as a Director and has performed over 146 hours of trail work.
Jim Coyne #3815Jim served as a Director and was a Trail Master from 2006 to 2012 and has over 746 hours of trail work.
Pam Keida  #3533 and
Sherri Martin #3534
This sister tag team have been Directors, and both have over 546 hours of trail work.  They also are involved with the annual Outdoors Skills Workshop and Spring Banquets. – OSW
Don Kinnear #3019Don has been a Spring Banquet Volunteer, a Director and has over 1,046 hours of trail work.
Mike McLean #3869WMike has been a Director and has been the Winter Correspondent since 2002.
Jane Nye  #4142Jane has been a Director and been involved with the Historian’s Office for numerous years and is the Archivist for the club.
Alan Ratcliff #1129Alan was responsible for the initial Development of the 46er Web Site and maintained the site for several years.
John Rutledge #3553WJohn served as a Director and had over 46 hours of trail service.  Sadly John passed away before the award could be presented. His family attended the Fall Meeting to accept the award in his behalf.
S. Garen Szablewski #5376Garen has helped the Historian’s Office in many ways for several years.

2010, 2 Recipients

Len GrubbsYears of Service -Trailmaster/Director
CSA (Conversation Service Award) 1046 hours
Mary Lou RecorPast President/Director/Secretary
CSA 346 hours

2009, 2 Recipients

Pat DesbiensDirector/DEC Camps Coordinator
CSA 146 hours
Peggy MacKellarFormer Director, Winter Banquet Coordinator
CSA 46 hours

2008, 6 Recipients

Pete FishDirector/OSW staff
CSA 46 hours
Ron KonowitzDirector/OSW staff
CSA 46 hours
Bill Lasher #1277
Patsy MeyersDirector
Helen MenzDirector/Did it all!
Connie MorrisonDirector/Trails
CSA 746 hours

2007, 13 Recipients

Nancy AllenPresident
CSA 346 hours
Chris G. BehrTrailmaster
CSA 1046 hours
Chris M. BehrTrailmaster
CSA 1046 hours
June BehrDirector/Trailmaster/President
CSA 1046 hours
Jules ComeauPresident/OSW Coordinator
CSA 46 hours
Don HoffmanPresident
CSA 46 hours
David LancePEEKS Editor
CSA 346 hours
Suzanne LancePEEKS Editor/Book Editor
CSA 546 hours
Martha PrecheurDirector/WFA Program Coordinato
CSA 46 hours
George SloanPresident
CSA 346 hours
Tim TefftPresident/OSW Coordinator/Book Editor
CSA 546 hours
Joe TuronPEEKS Editor
LJ Van NordenDirector

2006, 13 Recipients

Werner BachliPresident
Jim BaileyPresident/OSW
William FrenettePresident
Henry GermondPresident
Jim GoodwinDirector/First Trailmaster
Barb HarrisPresident/Director
CSA 146 hours
Wally HerrodPresident
CSA 46 hours
Bill JohnsonDirector/Trailmaster
CSA 1046 hours
Ed KetchledgeDirector/President/Summit Seeding
Winifred LambPresident
Carol ReeseDirector
F.L. Peter StonePresident
Joe UrbanczykPresident/Trailmaster
CSA 1046 hours