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    At the December Christmas social meeting, KWAS President hands out the annual awards to several deserving club members. For those members who did not receive an award keep up the great work, your efforts are not going unnoticed. Congratulations to the following members for their outstanding efforts this past year.

    Mini Show Champions
    A first, second and third place will be awarded based on the results of the yearly competition.

    Breeder of the Year
    Is given by the Executive to the member(s) who received the most points in the Breeders Award Program in the past year or who has achieved a rare or unprecedented breeding in the past year.

    Horticulturist of the Year
    Is given by the Executive to the member(s) who received the most points in the Horticulturists Award Program in the past year or who has achieved a rare or unprecedented propagation in the past year.
    The Breeder of the Year and the Horticulturist of the Year competition awards shall only be awarded at the discretion of the Executive and do not have to be awarded annually.


    Authors Award
    Is awarded to the club member(s) who has written many quality articles for the Newsletter or who have written one or more outstanding articles. Consideration is also given for the number of reprints in other club or commercial publications.

    Presidents Award

    Is awarded at the discretion of the President to a club member(s) NOT on the Executive or BOD that has shown a keen interest in the hobby/club in the past year.

    Hobbyist of the Year
    Is awarded to the club member(s) who has contributed the most to the club and the hobby in the past year. All aspects of the hobby, especially club related will be considered.

    Junior Hobbyist of the Year
    Is awarded to the club member(s) age 12 through 18 years who has contributed the most to the club and the hobby in the past year.

    Bob and Dorothy Daniells Service Award
    This prestigious award is given to the club member(s) who have given much of their time and energy to the club over an extended period of time. To paraphrase the previous statement - 'above and beyond the call of duty'.
    Bob and Dorothy began the Kitchener Waterloo Aquarium Society in 1960. Bob passed away in 1981 and the club created the Bob Daniells Service Award in his honour. When Dorothy passed away in 2007, the award was renamed to the Bob and Dorothy Daniells Service Award.


    1981 - Miecia Burden
    1983 - Joyce Haus
    1985 - Rein and Charlene Breitmaier
    1986 - Geoff Money
    1987 - Dave and Beth Unruh
    1988 - Larry McGuire
    1990 - Dave 'Beemer' Boehm
    1993 - Blair and Karen Ashford
    1995 - Dorothy Daniells
    1997 - Al Ridley
    2002 - Bob Brown
    2004 - Kent Hunter-Duvar
    2007 - Phil Maznyk
    2009 - Zenin Skomorowski
    2010 - Brad McClanahan and Family
    2015 - Terry Clements