In 2012 then Club President Mindy Steiner initiated the Special Awards at the annual Holiday Party. This category recognizes club members for other than service to the club (Appreciation Awards) or to the larger cycling community (Lefkowitz Award). The reason for the award may differ from year-to-year and/or recipient-to-recipient. She hoped it was the start of a new tradition.
Mindy called the inaugural category the President’s Hero award. The 2 members honored were…
- Jani Richards—for her perseverance and successful solo completion of the Cazadero LDT ride, which was the longest and most difficult ride which she, a B rider, had ever attempted.
- Midori—for her meteoric one year rise from a beginner rider to a competent C rider, a 100-mile Sequoia finisher, and a B-ride leader.
- Andy Kirk.
- Judy DeFranco—for serving as the Sequoia Chair for six years, President for two years, and for other contributions to Western Wheelers.
- Guy Shuman—for his work as LDT Ride Coordinator, for organizing and leading more than 45 rides in 2015, for always welcoming new members, and for all that he has done for the club and its members.
- Mindy Steiner—For exceptional service to our club as a Ride Leader, Club President, and Ride Chair.
- Randall Braun—For exceptional Community relationship development and leadership for The Sequoia (Co-char 2016, Chair 2017, and Chair 2018)
Last updated January 8, 2019.
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