[meteorite-list] Tucson '06 Wrap Up + Harvey Winners

From: Notkin <geoking_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue Feb 14 21:34:55 2006
Message-ID: <44703c3173be07793d54bf186fbb2ea2_at_notkin.net>

Dear Listees:

Greetings all.

Well, Steve Arnold and family hit the road yesterday morning with the
big Brenham in tow, and the last few dealers were packing up and
checking out of the InnSuites. It was a long show this year! I heard a
few people say it was their favorite Tucson Show ever, and I think I
agree. This was my ninth consecutive show, and my third as an official
resident of the great city of Tucson, AZ. I also heard a lot of people
say it was the best weather in years, and that's got to be a fact.

It was a treat to see so many of you out here, and Steve and I would
like to sincerely thank everyone who attended the Seventh Annual Meteor
Mayhem Birthday Bash, on Friday, Feb. 3. That was easily our
biggest-ever crowd.

I apologize to you night owls for the rudeness of the hotel staff
during the party. First we were told, at 9 pm, that children weren't
allowed in the room (even though it was a private, invitation-only
function), and then the manager turned the lights out around 12:30 am!
I remember some revelers were still hard at it at 2:30 am last year. Oh
well, we made the most of it.

Congratulations to the 2006 Harvey Award Winners:

- Dr. Joel Schiff -- Lifetime Achievement (accepted on Joel's behalf
by new "M" co-editor Larry Lebofsky)
- Martin Horejsi -- Writing and Research
- William H. "Rusty Bill" Mason III -- Lawrencite Award
- Bruno Fectay -- Best New Meteorite Find
- Carine Bidaut -- Best New Meteorite Find
- Blake Reed -- Ambassador Award
- Dr. Alain Carion -- Lifetime Achievement

A special nod to Qynne Arnold who was (I think) the only person in the
room to raise a hand when we asked who'd found more than 100 meteorites
during the previous year.

The People's Choice Winners were:

- Steve Arnold, IMB
- Philip C. Mani
- Geoff Notkin

I am grateful, humbled, and slightly embarrassed to have been given an
award which I helped invent, but the people spoke, and we said thanks
: )

I'd like to thank Greg Hupe and Anne Black who made the People's Choice
Awards possible, and the mighty Bob Haag for personally coming up on
stage and giving Steve his award (Bob, that was the coolest). Also, a
big thanks to Twink & Larry Monrad and Jim Kriegh for the stellar Gold
Basin birthday cake.

The People's Choice will now become a regular part of the Harvey
Awards, and we'll figure out how to make that happen . . . one of these

Only 348 days 'til Tucson 2007.


Geoff N.
Received on Tue 14 Feb 2006 09:34:48 PM PST

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