CHARLES K. FOX “RISING TROUT” AWARD
The Cumberland Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited established the Charles K. Fox, “Rising Trout Award” to recognize citizens who have made significant contributions toward the world of fly fishing and/or fly tying, while not losing sight of the protective and conservative measures necessary for the advancement of the sport. The award serves as a memorial to Charley Fox, one of the Chapter’s founding members, for his outstanding and significant contributions to fly fishing for rising trout.
This award may or may not be made annually, but instead at the convenience of chapter officers, who shall be responsible for recipient selection. Eligible nominees must exhibit three (3) or more of the eligibility criteria requirements. When award is to be given, it shall be part of the National Conservation Banquet held in the spring of the year.
- Has brought recognition to the Cumberland Valley and its cold water resources through personal conservation activities, political actions and/or contributions to the world of angling literature.
- Has conducted extensive research and published substantiated documents relative to the conservation and enhancements of our cold water resources and/or the fields of fly fishing and fly tying.
- Has made significant contributions in the development of fly fishing and/or fly tying gear and the techniques for their expanded anti more effectual use.
- Is widely sought as a speaker or seminar participant in regional or national meetings related to the protection and preservation of our cold water resources or in the field of fly fishing and fly tying.
- Has held prominent positions of regional or national importance in organizations devoted to the protection and conservation of cold water resources and the promotion of fly fishing.
- Has played a vital role in the area of youth education toward an expanded view, concern and commitment toward the protection, conservation and wise use of our cold water resources.
1991 Charles K. Fox
1992 George Harvey
1993 Ernest G. Schwiebert, Jr.
1994 Ed Shenk
1995 Barry & Cathy Beck
1996 Gary Borger
1997 Robert “Bob” Clouser
1998 Mark A. Susinno
1999 Dwight M. Landis
2000 Lefty Kreh
2001 John Randolph
2002 Joe Humphreys
2003 Ed Jaworowski
2004 Leon Chandler
2005 Christopher Camuto
2008 Dr. Robert A. Bachman
2011 Thomas E. Baltz
2012 Charles R. Meck
2013 George Daniel
2014 Dave Kile
2015 Paul Rouse
2016 Don Holbrook
2017 Chuck Furimsky
2018 Jay Nichols
The Cumberland Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited established the “Limestoner” award to recognize citizens who have made outstanding contributions toward the protection, conservation and enhancement of our cold water resources. The award by its very name and nature calls attention to the prominent features of the cold water resources of the Cumberland valley. Namely: Its many renowned spring creeks.
This award is the highest conservation award bestowed by the Cumberland Valley Chapter and may or may not be awarded annually. Naturally, it should be considered one of the highest conservation awards to be given anywhere and should not be treated lightly. It should never be bestowed just for the privilege of giving an award. Nominees are selected by chapter officers and to be eligible must exhibit three (3) or more of the eligibility criteria requirements. The award, when given, will be part of the National Conservation Banquet program held in the spring of the year.
- Has personally invested heavily in time and money in the preservation of our aquatic resources.
- Has undertaken public activities and positions on behalf of conservation issues vital to an improved aquatic environment.
- Has led an effort to introduce major environmental legislation aimed at the protection, conservation and enhancement of the natural aquatic environment of Pennsylvania.
- Has conducted extensive research and published substantiated documents relative to the conservation and enhancement of our water resources
- Has held prominent positions of regional or national importance in the fields of aquatic resource protection, management or preservation.
- Has played a leading role in the reclamation and/or enhancement of a major local or regional cold water resource.
1991 Candice C. Wilderman, Ph.D.
1992 Allenberry Resort
1993 Robert “Bob” J. Schott
1994 James “Jim” J. Chestney
1995 Michael “Mike” Klimkos
1996 Enoch S. Moore
1997 Richard “Dick” Tietbohl
1998 Dr. Jack Beck
1999 Raymond “Ray” Krouch
2000 George Walthour
2001 Gerald “Jerry” E. Kerstetter
2002 Richard “Dick” Darr
2005 Ronald “Ron” O. Ahlers
2006 Ray Zomok
2007 Dr. David S. Masland
2008 Robert Hauser, Jr.
2009 John Gleim
2010 Fred Bohls
2011 Clean Air Board of Central Pennsylvania
2012 Gene Giza
2013 Clark Hall
2014 Dr. Robert Thompson
2015 Thomas Baltz
2016 Don Albright
2017 Jeb Betar
2018 Ken Okorn
“ORDER OF THE QUILL” AWARD
The Cumberland Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited established the “Order Of The Quill” award to recognize and honor chapter members (in good standing) who have served the chapter in an outstanding manner. In essence it is designed as a fun award but still recognizes special commitments to the chapter’s goals, philosophies and activities. For example, a member who has served for two or more years as the Chairperson of a committee or as an Officer/Director might be considered.
This award is not limited to a single recipient each year and its determination shall he the responsibility of the board of directors. However, nominees should exhibit at least several of the following rather meager eligibility requirements, one of which must be criteria It 6. This award may be bestowed more than once to an individual.
“Order of the Quill”
- Must know the difference between a fishing rod and a lightning rod.
- Has a devilish habit of always wanting to make just one more cast regardless of the time of day or night; or the concern of fishing pals over getting home before divorce papers are served.
- Will half-heartedly listen to a fellow angler’s tale of the “Big one that got away” and then lie to whatever extent necessary to overshadow the story.
- Must possess the burning desire to acquire one more fly rod whether it’s needed or not.
- Has displayed a significant and prominent characteristic of being unable to separate fact from fiction
- During the past year has served with distinction in fostering and promoting the chapter’s goals, philosophies and activities beyond that which would be considered normal and expected of a member, officer and/or director.
- Must be coherent and sober enough to stagger to the podium to receive the award.
?-2011 The story behind the creation of this award and the names of past recipients have been lost in the history of the chapter. No current member of the Board of Directors can remember when it was established and when, if ever, it has been awarded. If any member can help reconstruct this history, please contact a board member.
2012 Al Amig
2013 Art Rorex
2014 Steve Parker
2015 Alan Stansbury
2016 Chet Hegenbarth
2017 Bill Strockbine
2018 Dave Weaver