Spring General Membership Meeting and Annual Awards Ceremony

Instead of a guest speaker this year, we will be hosting a brewery tour at Stoudt's Brewery.  There is no charge for the tour.  Samples are available for purchase after the tour.  The tour will start at 3:00, please arrive 15 minutes early. Address of the brewery is:                                                    

2800 N. Reading Rd.  Adamstown, Pa 19501. 

For those not interested in the brewery tour we will be showing a sled dog movie in the Denver Room starting at 2:00PM

Deadline to register is, May 2, 2015, no late reservation will be accepted, no exceptions.

This Event Will Offer:

  • Check out vendors
  • Socialize "off season"
  • Hear our guest speaker
  • Participate in our general membership meeting
  • Vote on club officials and become part of important club issues
  • See our exciting annual awards ceremony
  • Enjoy a relaxing meal with fellow club members

The Annual Spring Meeting and Banquet serves as a wonderful opportunity for "off-season" musher recognition and socialization. Members are recognized for their achievements throughout the season, memorial awards are presented and gag awards are enjoyed by all at a banquet style dinner. A detailed review of the 2014-2015 season and planning for the 2015-2016 season will also take place, along with voting for club officials at the Spring General Membership Meeting. Please note all vendors along with the general membership meeting, speaker, and banquet will all be located in the Denver Room, directly off the hotel lobby. 

Annual Memorial Awards:
Each spring the general membership nominates, and then the Board votes on, members of the PSDC who demonstrate special characteristics. The Jim Gauger Award and the Harvey Saltzer Award are indeed very prestigious for our members. Please take a moment to look over the below descriptions for these awards. Send your nominations to Johnn via arcticstarsleds@yahoo.com.  The Board members of the PSDC will be honored to announce our distinguished Memorial Award winners at the 2015 Spring Meeting and Banquet in Denver, PA

Jim Gauger Award:
This award was put in place by the PSDC Board of Directors in 1983 in honor of past club member Jim Gauger. This is awarded to a person(s) who exhibits the good sportsmanship so many of the members remember in Jim Gauger. The club will not be bound by a time frame, or a limit on the number of persons eligible for this award. There may be years when no one is nominated or that the board feels no one stood above all other club members.

Harvey Saltzer Award: 
The Harvey Saltzer award shall be awarded annually to the person or kennel, which in the opinion of the Board of Directors, best exemplifies all mushers' love and concern for their own dogs as well as for sled dog sports and dogs in general. Nominees for this award must promote a positive image of sled dog sports within the sled dog community, to the public at large, and to the media through both their words and actions. The winner of this award shall be presented with a trophy. In addition the PSDC will donate $100 to the humane society of the winner's choice in memory of the work done at the East Shore branch of the Harrisburg Humane Society by the late PSDC president, Harvey Saltzer.

Silent Auction:
There WILL be a silent auction this year.  We are asking for items to be donated to the silent auction.  If you would like to donate an item please contact Jessica Borman, Jessn39@aolcom or Chris Jacobsyeagerjac@verizon.net .

"Gag" Awards:
If you have any "nominations" for gag awards, please contact Nancy Molburg via nmolburg@yahoo.comor (814) 684-3594 or LuWanna Krause via Luwanna.Krause@pennsleddogclub.com. This is always a fun portion of the evening.

 **Returning this year:  The Shady Maple Restaurant will be catering our event!

  • Tossed Salad
  • Pasta Salad 
  • Herb Baked Chicken Breast
  • Tender Chuck Roast
  • Green Bean Alandine
  • Gourmet Potatoes
  • Brownies
  • Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream

Reservations must be made by Saturday, May 2, 2015. No late reservations will be accepted for dinner, no exceptions.