Well deserved! Congratulations.
Thanks. There are so many people in BAOC (and all across the orienteering community) who deserve it. It is a privilege to be associated with so many good people.
Is this the first time you've been so honored by BAOC? Despite the fact that I can think of 6-7 other BAOC folks who always seem to be involved in volunteer work for the club, if this is your first, I can't believe you've had to wait so long for the recognition.
When did you join the club? And how long has BAOC been in existence? I think having a core of unselfish, hard-working folks with good attitudes such as yourself, is what makes a club successful. And BAOC must be the largest O club west of the Mississippi!!
On behalf of all the folks from elsewhere who have enjoyed BAOC meets, maps and hospitality, thank you for all your hard work over the years. Well deserved indeed!
BAOC was founded in 1979, I believe. I joined in 1986. The Service Award was first given in 1994. You can only win once. The list of honorees and their contributions
is impressive. BAOC has been very fortunate!
Ha ha! Nancy Lindeman was the first recipient, in 1994!
I attended 7th and 8th grades with Nancy during the early 1950's in Redwood City. I served as her 'attorney' in a mock trial because she and three friends had violated the public school dress code....by wearing pedal pushers to class one afternoon! Horrors!
Girls in those days were expected to be polite, demure, and 'properly' dressed in dresses or skirts well below the knee. God forbid, NO PANTS! California then was a lot more conservative than it is now.
No pants allowed in PA public schools until around 1970-1 (when I was a HS senior). Made for some miserable winters waiting for the bus, though one could wear slacks under a skirt/dress and take them off once you areive at your locker at school. My favored wardrobe has included jeans ever since, though I mostly wore dresses and skirts to work in the 70s-80s.
When you're forced to do something without having a choice it becomes a sticking point.
At least the country (or parts of it) has evolved in some ways over the last 50 years.