At the MTFCA 52nd Annual Meeting held this past weekend in Billings, Montana, Steve Ellis of Ocala, Florida was announced as the recipient of this year's Walter Rosenthal Award.
The Walter Rosenthal Award is the highest honor the Model T Ford Club of America can bestow on one of its members. Walt Rosenthal served as the first president of the MTFCA. He was one of those people who was always willing to lend a helping hand, donate a needed part, or offer encouragement to the newcomer. The only payment he asked was, “When you can help someone, pass it on.”
Ed Archer presented the award. He said, "I knew Walt Rosenthal and I can tell you that as I read through the nomination letters, there was no doubt that Steve embodies the spirit of Walt and what the trophy represents."
Just a few comments from the letters nominating Steve are:
- An amazing and prolific contributor to our hobby
- He “teaches us to fish” — through guidance and encouragement
- Problem solver, whether mechanical or human
- Encourages, mentors, and teaches — working side-by-side
- Has a passion to advance public awareness and longevity of Model T hobby
- He places interests and needs of others before his own conveniences and comforts
- Gives selflessly of time, energy, resources, talents, and knowledge
Please join us in congratulating Steve on this well-deserved recognition!
Congratulations Steve !!
Way to go Steve! Just to be considered is an honor.
A very well deserved honor, congrats Steve!
Congratulations Steve!! All the bullet points above ring very true, along with many more.
Steve has also made the annual Winter Tours so popular and well attended. As of last week over fifty have signed up for the 2018 tour to be held at Howie-In-The -Hills, FL next March.
Congratulations Steve! You certainly deserve the recognition for not only the tour, but all you do to help your fellow Ter's
Such a fine honor for a fine fellow!
Well done Steve.
Congratulations to a deserving person!
Well done, congratulations!
Congratulations, Steve! You certainly are an example of Walt Rosenthal's legacy.
Well Deserved Steve. Congratulations !!!!!
Indeed a pleasure presenting the Honor to Steve. Sooo deserving.
Ed aka #4