Tevis Forum 2014

22 ★ TEVIS FORUM 2014 Dru Barner Award FRIENDS OF THE TEVIS HISTORY OF AWARDS 2012 Rex Maynard 30+ years at Red Star Ridge Bob and Karel Waugh 15+ years at Robinson Flat doing parking and organizing P&R team Bob and Mary Anne Balthrope Founders of SOS and Radio Teams for Tevis 2013 Julie Borgna 25 years as a volunteer at Francisco’s Dale & Margie Peterson 24 years running Francisco’s vet checkpoint Wayne Bair 30 years shoeing the Ride Rho Bailey 50 years volunteering in many jobs The Dru Barner award is perpetual, and was awarded to Jerry Scribner in 2013 by WSTF Board Member Emeritus Jack Veal, who finished Tevis in 1956. Jerry Scribner is an emeritus BOG member, past president of WSTF, past cup committee chairman, past ride committee member in charge of head volunteers, and as a licensed attorney at law in the State of California Jerry provid- ed legal advice to WSTF for many years. (photograph by Lynne Glazer) THE DRUCILLA BARNER AWARD 2014 Drucilla Barner Award for Distinguished Service to be announced August 10th. Drucilla Barner, Wendell Robie’s executive secretary at Heart Federal, was one of the first women to ride the Western States 100 Mile One-Day Ride and in 1961, she became the first woman to win the Ride. In addition to riding, she contrib- uted to and supported the Ride from the first day she rode the trail until her death. After her death she continued to support the Trail and the Ride through the Dru Barner Memorial Foun- dation created out of her very modest estate. The Foundation has been instrumental in the creation of Dru Barner Equestrian Park in El Dorado County and has supported the preservation and enhancement of the Western States Trail and other trails on the Western slope of the Sierra Mountains for many years. In 2010 the Barner Foundation wound up its affairs and transferred one-half of its remaining assets (about $42,500) to the Western States Trail Endowment Fund as a way of con- tinuing to support the Trail. In appreciation of this special gift, WSTF agreed to honor Dru’s memory by annually presenting a distinguished service award to a person, who like Drucilla Barner, has made a significant contribution to the goals of the Western States Trail Foundation. The name of this year’s recipient of this prestigious an- Friends of the Tevis Rho Bailey, 2013 recipient of Friends of the Tevis Award for 50 years of volunteering countless hours and endless devotion to the ride. (photograph by Lynne Glazer)