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 Post subject: Who is your longest serving, most influential person?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:13 pm 

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At its Fall Conference in Minneapolis Oct. 4-7, HeritageRail Alliance is looking to give a Lifetime Achievement Award to a deserving longtime volunteer or employee who has played an important role in your museum or tourist railroad.

We welcome your nominations, either posted here or to me at aaronmona@aol.com

Aaron Isaacs, awards committee chairman
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 Post subject: Re: Who is your longest serving, most influential person?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:22 am 

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Ross Rowland

There can be many people/stories on this, some uncelebrated, if you want to put one person on the spot, but many others crank it on themselves without the glory.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:59 am 

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Overall, Ross has had more influence on operating steam excursions than anyone I could name, other than perhaps, the late George Hart.

I believe the inquiry has been for individual groups, museums, restorations, clubs. Maybe I mis-read it.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:30 pm 

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My personal choice would be Doyle McCormack. While Ross was a big influence on getting things started, Doyle has been steadily involved, hands on, and has a great record of accomplishments for many years. I don't feel that his hard work for so many years has been noticed by many. One reason I feel is that he isn't on social media and is always busy on the "next project". Take a hard look at what he has done over the years.
He has also been available to take questions and advise or help other groups. He does it quietly and well.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:31 pm 

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Important long time role in a museum ! OK ?


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 Post subject: Re: Who is your longest serving, most influential person?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:26 pm 

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a Lifetime Achievement Award to a deserving longtime volunteer or employee who has played an important role in your museum or tourist railroad


My nomination was sent by email.

Wesley


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:33 pm 

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I'm too young to witness all these steam excursions that you guys may have but I do have to say It's Ross Rowland. we do have to put Graham and Robert Claytor into the mix. I wish I could have met them and witness everything these men have done. I would love to meet Ross Rowland.

I suggest that Ross Rowland should write his memoirs if he hasn't done that yet?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:23 pm 

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Dick Jensen, he's one of the early personalities running excursions.


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I see Messrs. Paulson and Secco were the only ones to pass tonight's RYPN reading comprehension test. Thanks to all who played. To those who did not win, better luck next time.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:11 am 

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Well, I'm still trying to figure out what Mr Secco meant by somebody rolling around in a museum. I'm pretty sure that isn't what Aaron is looking for.

Posthumous recommendation for Dan Ranger.

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 Post subject: Re: Who is your longest serving, most influential person?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:51 am 

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Dave wrote:
Well, I'm still trying to figure out what Mr Secco meant by somebody rolling around in a museum. I'm pretty sure that isn't what Aaron is looking for.

Posthumous recommendation for Dan Ranger.


That's not what he said. "Important long time roll (for "role") in a museum". It also seems clear that Aaron wants to present an award to someone still alive. I imagine Mark and I have the same person in mind. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:57 am 

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Nomination sent by email also.

John


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:23 am 

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Ah, rolE That makes a difference...... and sense.

Given how many more people are dad than alive, it seems a foolish prejudice.

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 Post subject: Re: Who is your longest serving, most influential person?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:35 pm 

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Thanks to all who responded. There were several excellent nominations. We've made our choices, but will keep the other names on hand for next year.

Aaron Isaacs, Awards Committee chair
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 Post subject: Re: Who is your longest serving, most influential person?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:55 am 

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ARM TRAIN editor wrote:
At its Fall Conference in Minneapolis Oct. 4-7, HeritageRail Alliance is looking to give a Lifetime Achievement Award to a deserving longtime volunteer or employee


I get that now, but the opening title said that, the main text would rule out people like Ross and others.

so maybe somebody can create some kennedy honors something for those guys


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