..a few of our local volunteers shown below. Thanks for dedicating so much of your time, energy and mountain passion for your section guys!!
Distinguished Service Award 2016
Byron Caldwell has been climbing in the Canadian Rockies as well as the United States, Mexico, the Alps, the Andes and in Africa for forty years. Byron was an ACC representative on the Hostelling International-Lake Louise Alpine Centre Board of Directors for many years. During one particularly difficult period for our partner, it became a very hands-on job.
He also served numerous years on the ACC’s Audit and Finance Committee where he brought his accounting expertise to bear and provided oversight of the Club’s financial position. For his many years of service to the Club, mainly in the background, Byron is very deserving of a Distinguished Service Award.
Eric Brooks Leader Award 2016
Gerry Drotar has contributed five years on the Training and Leadership Committee and 124 trip days over the past seven years, including a myriad of events. Some of Gerry’s trips have been very original. For example, one spring he led a trip where they canoed from Banff to Professor Falls, ice climbed the falls, then continued on to Canmore in their canoe.
Nathalie Drotar – above with Gerry in Rogers Pass – has been persistent in her involvement with The Alpine Club of Canada, both in helping at the committee level and in bringing members out to the mountains. Nathalie has contributed five years on the Training and Leadership Committee and 136 trip days over the past seven years, including a myriad of events.
Luca Jungen is an excellent summer and winter leader, accumulating 91 trip days so far.As Ski Chair, he vets new leaders and leads many trips himself.
Susan Twitchell’s contribution to the Calgary Section and to the outdoor community are immense. As a leader, she is competent in any terrain or any season and has already led 42 trip days for the section. She also contributes as Secretary for the Calgary Section.
Don Forest Service Award 2016
Tobias Link was the Calgary Section Access and Environment Co-Chair for two years, on the Climbing Committee for three years, as a leader has led 80 trip days, and developed and taught the section’s ROCK IT program (Real Outdoor Climbing Knowledge Introductory Training).
In the short time Clare Ormerod has been a member, she has contributed significantly, leading trips, coordinating summer camp, getting elected to Chair of Membership, and generally being a volunteer at large for wherever she is needed.
In the short time George Ormerod has been a member, he has contributed significantly, leading trips, coordinating summer camp, and generally being a volunteer at large for wherever he is needed.
All details on the Awards here: http://www.alpineclubofcanada.ca/community/volunteer-awards/?mc_cid=2882926037&mc_eid=08bec0ccb4