In 2009, the OYJ initiated a new club award, the Kathy Starkey Award, and it was awarded to an outstanding member, Mary McGowan. The award is named in honor of a long-time OYJ member who has been instrumental to the OYJ over the past decade.
It's unfathomable to capture all that Kathy Starkey has done on behalf of the club. Some of her key contributions has been as the coordinator of the annual Monterey ride, and the holiday party. She has been the person who made sure the picnics were organized. She updated the ride maps, riding the route, if necessary. She continues to do that today. Her contributions have been immense.
We were a little concerned when Kathy and Ron moved away. This year, Mary McGowan stepped up to fill part of Kathy's huge shoes. Mary has been successful in getting ride leaders for most of our rides, a monumental task. Mary became the Monterey ride coordinator, making sure we had food, volunteers, and arrows in place. Mary has helped to make our club successful in 2009.
Thank you both. To Kathy for all your contributions over the years, and to Mary for what you are doing now and in the future.