H.H. (Rudy) Buchanan Trophy

Member of the Year

 
By Mike Simpson

This trophy is a memorial trophy and as such it meant to honor the memory of S/C Buchanan as well as honoring those to whom it has been awarded.  Rudy had suffered a major stroke that affected his speech and left him partially paralyzed.  Nevertheless he continued to take his boat out for Race committee and served as Commodore in 1976.  When Rudy passed away in 1978 his widow Jeannie and many of the crew members wanted to honor his memory in some way.  The first thought was for a trophy to be awarded to the winner of the Pokai Bay race which was one of Rudy's favorites.  However it was recognized that over time particular races fall out of favor to be replaced by others.  So it was decided to recognize someone from the small but essential group of members who can always be counted on to help us function as a club by volunteering their time and talents.  These people neither seek nor receive much recognition.  Yet it is thru their efforts that the Club takes on life and is able to function as a club rather just another commercial establishment.

 

Deed of Gift

The Buchanan Trophy may be awarded to an individual who over a period of years has consistently given freely of their time and talents to the Club on a continuing basis. They have done this without expectation of recognition or reward. Their efforts make it possible to carry out the mission of the Club. This award is given to honor the recipient and to express appreciation for all they have given over the years.

This award is made annually. No person is to receive this award more than one time. In the event that no one qualifies it may be skipped for the year. The selection is to be made by a committee named by the Commodore.

 

The names of the donors are to found on one side of the trophy. The others side contains the names of the recipients. 


1981     NANCY SHAW
1982     MYRON KERNER
1983     EMILY BUDAR
1984     MIKE SIMPSON
1985     CONNIE SMALES
1986    RALPH HANALEI
1990    PHIL DRIPS
1991    LARRY GILBERT
1992    GINI TEMPLEMAN
1993    STEVE THOMAS
1994    TOMMY FREITAS
1995    LESLIE FOSTER
1996    IVAN CHAN WA
1997    GREGORY FREY
1998    BILL TEMPLEMAN
1999    ROBERT & CYD ASAKURA
2000    ALIKA BURSO
2001    DUANE HARTMANN & REX HERREN
2002    EVELYN SUGIHARA
2003    GALE PERRIGO
2004    MICHAEL ROTH
2005    BILL FOSTER
2006    STAN THORNTON
2007    JERRY FOSTER
2008    BOBBIE JENNINGS
2009    JACK PETERS
2010    LORRAINE STRINGFELLOW
2011    JOHN AND MARY PATTERSON
2012    KATHE FOSTER
2013    KAREN O'NEIL

 

 

 

 
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