Dr. Lyndon King Award

History of the Dr. Lyndon King Outstanding Member Award
This award was begun in 1986 to honor Dr. Lyndon King for his generous monetary contributions to CONECA. Dr. King purchased the original computer used by CONE in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Furthermore, he made a $25,000 contribution to CONECA, the proceeds from which go to offset the cost of printing the club’s bimonthly journal, Errorscope.

The award was originally designed to honor CONECA’s most outstanding member for the year. In 1993 the rules for naming the recipient of the award were modified. It was decided that a person could win the award only once and that the past recipients would determine who the next recipient would be. During the next decade, the process of naming the recipients had its ups and downs. Finding a person to head up the nominations was often a problem. Keeping in contact with and obtaining the involvement of all the past recipients was another. Probably the biggest problem was that the award evolved into more of a lifetime achievement award rather than an outstanding member of the year award.

So, the following changes to the award were subsequently approved by the CONECA Officers and Board:

1. The CONECA Officers and Board along with the last five recipients will nominate and elect the next recipient.

2. The point person for this award will be the holder of Board Seat 7: Historian/Recognitions. (S)he will contact the appropriate people in May of each year to secure nominations and to elect the new recipient.

3. The purpose of the award shall be clearly delineated to the electing committee each year, so that the award maintains its outstanding member of the year design.

4. To further help keep the purpose of the award clear, the once only provision has been repealed to allow a person to receive multiple awards, only never back-to-back.

Dr. Lyndon King Outstanding Member Award Recipients

1986
Lyndon King

1987
Bill Fivaz

1988
Len Roosmalen  and Xan Chamberlain

1989
Jeff Noe

1990
Less Burzinski (deceased)

1991
Delma K. Romines

1992
J.T. Stanton

1993
Len Roosmalen

1994
Ken Hill

1995
Rich Schemmer

1996
James Wiles and Peggy Devine

1997
Jim Checkovich

1998
Fred Weinberg

1999
Lee Gong

2000
Deborah Wiles

2001
Mike Ellis

2002
Tim Wissert

2003
Ken Potter

2004
Paul Funaiole

2005
Mike Diamond

2006
Bill Crosier

2007
Frank Leone

2008
B.J. Neff and Jean Neff

2009
Al Raddi

2010
Jeff Ylitalo

2011
Jon Sullivan

2012
Mark Lighterman

2013
James Motley
Note: Plaque presented at a Huron Valley Coin Society (Michigan) meeting.

2014
Jason Cuvelier
Michael J. Howard

2015
George Winters

2016
James Motley
Note: Plaque presented at a Huron Valley Coin Society (Michigan) meeting.

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