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Gladys Harris Award

The Gladys Harris Legacy

In 1922 the club employed a nineteen year old girl, Gladys Beth Harris, as Executive Secretary. She had exceptional organizational ability and her coordination of the club's many committees contributed in a large part to the eminent position in the community for the next fifty years. She retired in 1972 (now deceased) and in her memory the club established the Gladys Harris Award, given to certain Meninak members whose contribution to the club is outstanding.

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The Gladys Harris Memorial Award

Presented annually to the Meninak who by his active and enthusiastic participation advances the goals and ideals of the Meninak Club and whose presence enhances the camaraderie among his fellow Meninaks. The name will be inscribed upon the permanent trophy with an appropriate plaque to be retained by the recipient. The Gladys Harris Memorial Award was established by the Board of Directors in 1981 in memory of Miss Harris who was the Executive Secretary of the Meninak Club for nearly 50 years. 

1981 - Hugh Crosson

1982 - Capt. Ike Simonsen

1983 - William M. Bliss

1984 - Rocky Norman

1985 - Stuart Richeson

1986 - Bert Reid

1987 - Frank Brownett

 

1988 - Finley Ticket

1989 - Richard Suddath

1990 - Herb Underwood

1991 - Lester Clark

1992 - Clyde Harris

1993 - George Herbertson

1994 - Dr. Richard Skinner

1995 - Jimmy Mock

1996 - Frank Taylor

1997 - Phil May

1998 - Pat Williams

1999 - James Cobb

2000 - Bill Ostner

2001 - Hubert Mehaffey

2002 - Hickory Fant

2003 - Taylor Sams

2004 - Hank Haynes

2005 - Sam Fricano

2006 - Bill Birchfield

2007 - Dr. John Lovejoy

2008 - John Anderson

2009 - Jim Rinaman

2010 - Ted Pappas

2011 - J.F. Bryan

2012 - Bill Bowers

2013 - Kent Lindsey

2014 - Judge Fred Tygart

2015 - Preston Haskell

2016 - Kirk Lewis

2017 - Chuck Walker

2018 - Bunky Johnson