On January 25, 2017, Central Maine Strider members gathered for food, drinks, awards, and more at The End Zone in Waterville for the club’s annual banquet. Thanks to everyone who came out. We were glad to spend time with and meet so many members.
Congratulations to all of our 2016 award winners (seen below with award presenters Patrick Guerette and Alicia MacLeay). We hope to see all of you on the roads and trails in 2017.
Youths of the Year
Thomas Labbe for his running and racing achievements
Madison Morin for her running and racing achievements
Seth Poplaski for his continued advancement in running
Stephanie Friend LeBlanc for her continued advancement in running
Volunteer of the Year
Donnajean Pohlman for her years of assistance and support at local races
Sponsor of the Year
New Balance for its support of the local running community
Georgiana Wright, Charitable Programs Specialist, accepted the award on behalf of New Balance.
Race Director of the Year
Brendan Gilpatrick for his support of local running and racing
Striders of the Year (by vote of our members)
Julie Millard in recognition of her running achievements
Mike Brooks in recognition of his running achievements
Strider Service Award
Jim Moore for his contributions and years of service to the club.
Jim was not present at the annual meeting to accept his award.
On the business side of the meeting, Ron Peck (Treasurer) and Alicia MacLeay (Communications) were elected to their second two-year terms on the board. The Vice President and Secretary positions are currently unfilled. So please talk to Club President Brendan Gilpatrick if you are interested in getting involved via one of these roles.