2013 Club Award Nominations
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Posted by: Mark Alpert
presents a number of awards to members at the annual meeting in January. The Good
Shepherd, Rookie Ride Leader and Best Original Ride Awards are presented each
year. The Neal D. Molloy Volunteer and Linda Tischer PPTC Lifetime Awards are only
presented to exceptional candidates, therefore they will not always be given. All
awardees receive a plaque. The PPTC Lifetime Award also comes with free lifetime
PPTC membership. Any member can nominate
a PPTC member for any of these awards by e-mailing Rich Tepel or any other ExCom member with the name of the nominee and a brief
statement about why the person deserves a particular award. Click here for e-mail addresses of the ExCom members. Awardees
will be selected by the ExCom from those nominations received by 6 pm January
2, 2014. Descriptions of the awards are as follows:
Peter LeGrand Good Shepherd Award
leaders go out of their way to ensure that everyone on a ride feels welcome.
They keep an eye on stragglers, assist with mechanical problems and even SAG
the weary if necessary. Such an outstanding ride leader receives special
recognition in the form of the Peter LeGrand Good Shepherd Award. Peter LeGrand (1989) was the first recipient
of the Good Shepherd Award, which was later renamed in his memory.
Rookie Ride Leader of the Year Award
is presented to an individual who, in the past calendar year, has led his or
her first ride for the club and has shown a subsequent dedication to continuing
to lead rides and following the Ride Leader Guidelines.
Best Original Ride of the Year Award
will be given to the member or members who have developed the best original
ride of the year. In order to qualify, the ride should be a route unique to the
last calendar year and should feature roads and/or areas not usually used on
Neal D. Malloy Volunteer Award
will be given to the member or members who go above and beyond the call of duty
in volunteering for the Club. This award
honors Neal Malloy (2010), a beloved club member, who shared his enthusiasm and
energy with every rider he met and was dedicated to cycling and to PPTC.
Linda Tischer PPTC Lifetime Award
nominee must have demonstrated leadership, selfless dedication, effective
contribution and personal commitment in support of PPTC interests, goals and
ideals over a number of years. The nominee must have been a member for at least
ten years and must be a current member to receive the award. The nomination
should include evidence of personal involvement in the management,
administration or financial affairs of PPTC measured by achievement while
actively serving as a member, officer or committee chairperson, ride leader,
coordinator or other Club position listed on page two of the Pedal Patter.