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Cruzer Of The Year


The "Cruzer of the Year" award is chosen by the Club President (if it's awarded), prior to our Annual Banquet. A member can only earn the award once. The award is based on a number of things including time volunteered, functions performed etc that helps promote &/or strengthen the Club & it's reputation in the community.

Below are the list of winners

   
2016
Joy Hanna

 
  • Joy was originator of "Buddie Class" for TSS
  • Joy has led the Registration Group since 2014
  • Joy has worked TSS since 2007
  • Joy ensures all TSS Setup group is well feed each year
  • Joy reorganized the Voting & Award Process 
  • Joy coordinates Cruzer Holiday Brunch & Cruzer Annual Party
2016
Sue & Keith Biers
  • Sue has been the Gate Coordinater since 2006 ensuring workers are ready for action at the entrances!
  • Sue coordinates all Vendor, Swapper & Spectators are directed to proper locations
  • Keith has been one of the Swapper & Car Corral organizers since 2006
  • Keith & Sue are exemplary volunteers for numerous club functions 
2015
Jim & Tami
Neher
  • Jim has served as Membership Coordinator from 2011 to the present                                                                                                                                              
  • Jim handled document printing for the TSS from 2007 to the present
  • Jim assisted with the Car Show portion of the TSS 2011
  • Jim took over as the TSS Car Show Chair in 2012, & has remained as Chair in '13, '14 '15, '16 & '17
  • Tami has assisted Jim with many of the duties he has taken on [behind every good man, there's a woman :-) ]
  • Tami also served as the Club's "Sun Shine Lady" in 2011 & 2012
  • Tami has worked the TSS every year since they became members
2014 NOT AWARDED
2013
Terry & Fran
Stade
  • Fran served as Membership Coordinator in 2008, 09 & 10
  • Terry (& Fran) served Membership Coordinator in 2004 & 05
  • Terry has coordinated the Clubs "group" tables at the MSRA Banquet for many years
  • They have coordinated many Club Events regarding Car Shows, Cruises etc, too numerous to list
  • Worked the Summer Spectacular every year from it's inception in 2005
  • Both worked many years at the Pan-O-Prog Cruise event
2012
Duane Barclay
  • Served as Club Secretary from 2011 to present

  • Served as Cruz News Editor from 2007 to present

  • Worked the Summer Spectacular every year from it's inception in 2005
2011
Dick Peterson
Over the years Dick has taken many photos at car shows, and of member's cars. Being a generous guy, Dick offers these photos to our members free of charge, as well as keeping an album of all the members cars, past and present.
In the months leading up to the Summer Spectacular, Dick can be found pounding the pavement using his salesman’s talent to garner many sponsors for the show. There's those that think a lot of his success can be attributed to his lovely wife, Lois, who has been his partner since 1953. I think Dick would agree. Both Dick and Lois have worked the TSS from it's inception in 2005.
2010
Tom & Marcia
McIntosh
  • Tom served as Club President in 2013

  • Tom has served on the Summer Spectacular committee as Outdoor vendor Chair in 2009, and Overall Chairman in 2010.

  • Pan-O-Prog worked 2 years as volunteer and then 2 years as Overall Chairman

  • Marcia was Club Secretary for from '07 thru '09 and was (we think) an important assistant to Tom during his TSS Chairmanship
2009 NOT AWARDED
2008
John & Dorothy
Nelson
  • Dorothy and John have both been on the Summer Spectacular Committee '06 thru '12

  • Dorothy was the TSS Crafters Committee Chair '08 thru '11

  • John took over as the Car Show Committee Chair '08, '09 & 2011
2007
Tim Hanna
  • Club Vice President 2011 & 2012

  • TSS Overall Chair in 2011, 2012 & '13

  • Club's monthly Cruise Director '09 thru present

  • Events Coordinator '09 thru 4/11

  • Hustled Huge dollars in Sponsorship for the Summer Spectacular in 2007 & 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 (arranged a 3 year sponsorship contract in 2009, and a 1 year in 2013)
2006
Gary
Lyons
  • Served as Summer Spectacular Overall Chairman 2009

  • Served as Vice President for 2008, 2009, 2010

  • Served as the Club's monthly Cruise Director '05 thru '08

  • Served on the Summer Spectacular Committee '06 thru '11

  • For many years (since 2002 at least) he has been instrumental in coordinating a Spring Cruise as well as a Fall Cruise for our members

  • He has volunteered his home for many Club functions (club picnics etc)
2005
Dick & Mary Ann
Clemmer
President Roger Gilb broke with tradition this year and named co-award winners.
  • They have donated all the trash containers, the dumpster & the disposal of all the trash for the Summer Spectacular 2005 thru 2011)

  • Their business, Dick's Sanitation/Lakeville Sanitary also has been a generous financial sponsor of The Summer Spectacular 2005 thru 2011).

  • Dick's Hot Rod Shop has been a Platinum Sponsor of the 2010 & 2011 Summer Spectaculars

  • This couple has done numerous things behind the scenes for members of the Club, more than most know.
2004
Ron Swagger
  • Organized Cruzers Annual Banquet, with his wife Sandy 2002 thru '05

  • Was on the '09, '10 Annual Banquet Committee

  • Served on the Summer Spectacular Committee 2005 thru '08

  • Served on the Friday Night Cruise committee (2005).
RIP 1941 - 2012 We miss you Ron!
2003
Mike Freundschuh
  • Served 2 terms as President (2002 & '03)

  • Served 2 terms as Vice-President (2000 & '01)

  • Served on the POP Friday Night Cruise Committee (many years until '05)

  • Served on the Saturday Car Show Committees (Many years last being '04)

  • Served as Pan-O-Prog liason for the Cruzers' Club (2004, & '05).

  • Served on the Summer Spectacular committee (2005).

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2002
Mark Bubbers
  • Webmaster - Club and Show sites (Inception 2003 thru 2013)

  • Served 5 years as Club Treasurer 2001 thru '05

  • Served 5 years as Cruz News Editor 2002 thru '06

  • Served on The Summer Spectacular Committee 2005 thru '09).

  • Served as Co-Chair of the Summer Spectacular in 2005

  • Overall Chair of the Summer Spectacular '06, '07, 08

  • Served on the POP Friday Night Cruise Committee (2005).

  • Served as Pan-O-Prog Liason for the Club 2006 thru '08

  • Club Events Coordinator 2006 thru '07
2001
Carol Grieco
  • Served 5 years as Club Secretary 1996 thru 2000

  • Served as liason to the Robert Lewis House (Inception thru 2006)

  • Administrator "behind the scenes" for the P-O-P Cruise & Car Show Committees. (10+ years)
2000
Mike Grieco
  • Served many (10+) years on the P-O-P Committee for the Friday Night Cruise

  • Served many (10+) years on the Saturday Car Show Committee
1999
Ron Willson
  • Served as Club President (1998 & '99)

  • Served as Club Secretary (2002)

  • Served as Club Treasurer (2006, '07, '08, '09, '10)

  • Did interviews & wrote a monthly "Meet Our Members" article for the Cruz News (2005, '06, '07, '08)

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1998
Ron Willson
  • Served 2 years as President (2000 & '01)

  • Served 2 years as Vice-President (1998 & '99)

  • Served on The Summer Spectacular Committee (2007)
1997 NOT AWARDED
1996 NOT AWARDED
1995
Chris Robinson
  • Served 4 terms as President (1996 & '97 & 2004 & '05)

  • Served 1 year as Secretary (2001)

  • Served 3 years as Treasurer (1988 & '99 & 2000)

  • Served as Cruz News Editor for the Club (est.1995 thru '98)

  • Served on the POP Cruise Committee for many years (10+)

  • Served on the Car Show Committee for many years (10+)
1994 NOT AWARDED
1993
Sharon Cavegn
  • Served as Cruz News Editor - Inception thru 1994