I know that it is only April, and that we didn't do this last year, but, I'm going to go ahead and award Bear with the 2012 Member of the Year award. I will be having a plaque made soon and once it is ready, will either deliver it personally or UPS it to his family.
Also, from here on out, it will be the Bear Baker Member of the Year award. Rules and prerequisites will come at a later time.
Bear was a very strong supporter of LRC and I feel that he deserves this award & to have it named after him. When I first announced I was the new owner, he was one of the first members to email me thanking me for keeping it alive. I will never forget that. He had his own opinion, but that's what made him Bear. He will be so missed. I feel that everyone will support my decision on this and join me in keeping his memory alive.