Service Awards

In the year 2000, the Carolina Mountain Club established two awards which may be made annually.  The Distingushed Service Award is made to a member who, during his/her membership, has made consistent and cumulatively extraordinary contributions to the operation of CMC, and to the achievement of its mission.  The Award of Appreciation may be made to any member who, during the calendar year prior to the Annual Meeting, has rendered such exceptional service to the operation of the Carolina Mountain Club that its mission was significantly advanced.  In addition, the Council may occasionally choose to grant an honorary life membership to some member.

The Awards Form has details. You may also send an email nomination to: Marcia Bromberg at Besides the nominee's name, please include information that supports the reason you believe there person deserves the award for which they are nominated.


Past Recipients

         Distinguished Service Award      Award of Appreciation         Honorary Life Membership

2015   Danny Bernstein                     Asheville Friday Crew             Piet Bodenhorst

2014   Becky Smucker                 Tish Desjardins & Ruth Hartzler           Bruce Bente        

2013   Lenny Bernstein                    Jim Ariail & Gale O'Neal

2012   Skip Sheldon                    Ted Snyder& A. Pete Petersen

2011   Howard McDonald                        Stuart English

2010   Jorge Munoz                                Tim Carrigan

2009   Piet Bodenhorst                            Walt Weber                        Dick Johnson

         Carroll Koepplinger

2008                                                  Charlie Ferguson                 Gerry & Paula McNabb

2007                                                   Ruth Hartzler                     Sherman Stambaugh

2006   Bill Newton                                 Bruce Bente                       Howard McDonald

                                                                                                Louis & Jane Blodgett

2005   Ken & Carol Deal                         Tom Sanders

2004   Elizabeth Feil                            Howard McDonald

         Don Walton

2003   Les Love                              Lenny & Danny Bernstein

2002   Al Kohan                             

2001   Bernard Elias                                Don Walton

2000   Ed Dunn                                     Walt Weber

Before 2000                                                                                     Bernard Elias