Acknowledgments

History:

The Coronado T-Birds were formed in 1984 as a sub-group from members of the Coronado Club maintained by Sandia National Laboratories at Kirtland Air Force Base. The Club acknowledges gratitude for its presidents:

Year President Year President Year President
1984 Nick Delollis 1996 Bob Martin
2008 Dick Graham
1985 Nick Delollis 1997 Bill Clement
2009 Sam Erisman
1986 Nick Delollis 1998 Dick Jorgensen
2010 Emmeliene Schreiner
1987 Bob Butler 1999 Joe Deveney
2011 Jesse Allen
1988 Bob Butler 2000 Ramona Rael
2012 Emmelienne Schreiner
1989 Bob Butler 2001 Marv Plugge
2013 Jesse Allen
1990 Art Hasenkamp 2002 Dale Buchanan
2014 Ken Deller
1991 Art Hasenkamp 2003 Ken Deller
2015 Charles Vittitoe
1992 Harold Barnett 2004 Joe Sorroche
2016 John P. Anthes
1993 Dale Buchanan 2005 Rod Boenig
2017 John P. Anthes
1994 Dale Buchanan
2006 Gilbert Cano
2018  Paul Hlava
1995 Bernard Brown
2007 Charles Vittitoe
2019 Paul Hlava

An infrequently-awarded recognition is the Long Term Leadership Award. Another such award is the Special Recognition Award:

Long Term Leadership Awards
Special Recognition Awards
Year Winner Year Winner
2003 Bob Butler*
1999 Mike Michnovicz
2017 Ken Deller
2001 Adron Pritchard
2017 Charles Vittitoe

*Bob Butler received the award in 2003. He first became a Club member in 1986, served as its president for 3 terms and as its travel leader and newsletter editor for many years.

Many others have been huge contributors to the club. By naming some, unfortunately it is likely that some will be omitted; senior moments, lack of information, time, … are all to blame. Those who have been granted Founders Awards and Distinguished Service Awards are:

Founders Awards Distinguished Service Awards
Year Winner Year Winner
1994 Nick Delollis 1997 Jim Caller, first Treasurer
1995 Harold Barnett 2001 Leonard Flesner
1996 Art Hasenkamp 2001 Angie Vergo
1997 Bob Butler 2002 Dick Jorgenson
1998 Dale Buchanan 2003 Lucille Kinzer
1999 Bob Martin 2004 Ken Deller
2001 Ramona Rael 2005 Joe Sorroche, 1st president at MVC
2002 Marv Plugge 2006 Helen Flesner
2003 Len Flesner 2006 Al Hachigian
2005 Ken Deller 2007 Dale Breding
2007 Joe Sorroche 2008 Rod Boenig
2009 Charley Vittitoe 2008 Charley Vittitoe
2011 Genelia Boenig 2009 Gilbert Cano
2011 Gilbert Cano 2009 Ed Reyes
2013 Adron Pritchard 2010 Genelia Boenig
2013 Vickie Clark 2010 Adron Pritchard
2014 Ed Reyes 2012 Vickie Clark
2015 Ellen Biernacki 2013 Jesse Allen
2017 Jesse Allen
2014 Richard Gido
2016 Barbara Desilets
2017 John P. Anthes
2017 Connie DeFoe
2017 Pete Havey
2018 Ellen Biernacki
2018 Lionel Holguin
2018 Johanna James
2018 Guylaine Pollock

Several are mentioned that have contributed to the website: Len Flesner for our map; Dick Jorgensen for the Thunderbird symbol, and the 2010 Board of Directors for their critiques.