On March 22nd, a nice crowd of CONC members gather at Broken Top Bottle Shop for an event that was initially advertised solely as a social gathering. However, just days before the event, its true purpose was revealed.
We joined together to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of two incredible CONC volunteers and recent Oregon Nordic Club award recipients!
Following the John Craig Memorial Ski Race and Tour on March 18th, ONC presented Sue Sullivan with its John Day statewide service award. And, unbeknownst by him until this year, ONC honored Bob Timmer with the same distinction in 2021. However, CONC was unable to recognize him properly due to COVID restrictions.
Sue spearheads CONC’s ski trail maintenance efforts, while Bob heads up CONC’s maintenance of snowshoe trails. In addition to the never-ending task of organizing work parties to keep trails cleared and well-marked, both have been instrumental in rerouting and adding new trails for all to enjoy.
Noting his tireless efforts in maintaining snowshoe trails, CONC president Eric Ness presented Bob with his award and plaque. Next, immediate past-president Jerry Sebestyen presented Sue Sullivan with her award, acknowledging her many contributions to maintaining ski trails as well as her civic engagement outside of her leadership within CONC.
In typical modest fashion, both Bob and Sue attributed their success to the many CONC volunteers who contribute their time and efforts to maintain and expand the snowshoe and ski trails and snow shelters for which the club is responsible. While all of the work is indeed a team effort, ONC and CONC both recognize that this work would not have been and continued to be accomplished without the vision, leadership, and selfless contributions of people like Bob and Sue. Kudos to both of them for this well-deserved recognition!