91st Annual Meeting, Awards Banquet, and Elections
Meeting and Elections
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The PATC held its 2018 annual meeting at Meadowlark Gardens in Vienna, Virginia on November 28. It was a night of good fellowship and good food. The club recognized its volunteers and elected officers.
The highlight of the evening was the presentation of awards. John Stacy and Stephanie Danahy won the Myron Avery Award for most exemplifying the spirit of volunteerism during the year. Also presented were honorary life memberships, Hawksbill awards, the Youth award, Appreciation awards, and Service awards. See the full list of all awards.
These elections mark the completion of the elected service of three fine people. Each contributed time and hard work as an elected officer. Their efforts have made the club better. Each is now moving on. These fine people are:
Randy Motz: Randy had previous experience as an officer and has served the club for many years. He most recently stepped in to fill the Activities job which he reformed into Outreach. Randy gave his talent to the club in many ways. Among Randy's many talents, he is a musician. He contributed his music to the club's telephone system to entertain callers waiting on hold. Additionally, he entertained guests at the annual dinner.
Emeline Otey: Emeline served two terms as the Supervisor of Marketing. In that roll, she developed and sold maps, books, and clothing items for the entertainment of members and the profit of the club's treasury . She managed the production of several wonderful books including a cabin book that is far better than any previous version.
Rush Williamson: Rush has served the club for many years. Like Randy, he is a Myron Avery award winner. He is one of the club's liaisons to the ATC and represents the club in many important venues. He most recently served as the Vice President for Operations. Two times during his tenure, he served as acting President when he guided the club successfully through times of turmoil.
Marc Mantelli completed the term of the Treasurer in 2018. He is also the chair of the Grants and Donations committee.
The club sincerely thanks these fine members!
The club held elections for officers. Those who were elected will begin two year terms in December. Here is the new ExCom:
President: Joe Lombardo
VP for Operations: John Hedrick
VP Volunteerism: Kirsten Elowsky
Secretary: Steve McLaughlin
Treasurer: Michael Filchock
Supervisor of Trails: John Stacy
Supervisor of Facilities: Glen Tsaparas
Supervisor of Lands: Chris Mangold
Supervisor of Communications: Anstr Davidson
Supervisor of Membership: Michael Brown
Supervisor of Marketing: Katherine Day
Supervisor of Outreach: Samuel Foltz
The Election: There were 12 officers elected--four elections were contested. Two
incumbents were reelected, three current officers were elected to different offices. Of the new
ExCom, seven are members of the current ExCom and five are new.
Joe Lombardo (incumbent): 188
Brewster Thackeray: 174
Kirsten Elowsky: 205
Rush Williamson (incumbent): 146
Steve McLaughlin (currently Supervisor of Membership): 237
Kirsten Elowsky: 113
Supervisor of Facilities
Glen Tsaparas (incumbent):183
Jeff "JT" Tucker: 169
Current officers reelected to the same position
Supervisor of Lands
Supervisor of Communications
Current officers elected to a different position
VP for Operations
John Hedrick (currently Supervisor of Trails)
Supervisor of Membership
Michael Brown (currently Secretary)
Supervisor of Trails
Supervisor of Marketing
Supervisor of Outreach
There was also a vote on a technical amendment to the club's constitution. That amendment passed by a vote of 333 for and 31 against. For more information on the amendment see the sample ballot [pdf].
We were saddened to learn of the passing of the following club members in the last year:
Geraldine Asher, Timothy Hooker, Glen Pyles, Randall Brooks, Robert Humphrey, Douglas Shanklin, Betty Cather, Susan King, Walt Smith, Charles Cromwell, III, Joann Langston, Jane Toal, John Fortna, Ralph Lugbill, Corey Wright, Jane Highsaw, and Paul McEnrue.
The event venue
This and the other photo on this page courtesy of Rachel Rahm