The Eric B. Calimag Yellow Rock Award

For square dancers, a "Yellow Rock" means a friendly hug. In 1995, our long time class instructor and caller, Lin Jarvis, donated the Yellow Rock Award to Chi-Town Squares to annually honor a club member for outstanding service. Each recipient then chooses whom to pass it along to the following year. 

Chi-Town's president in 1995, Steve Miller, awarded the first Yellow Rock Award to John Pope, the year of our first national convention. In 2005, the award was renamed the Eric B. Calimag Yellow Rock Award, in the memory of Eric Calimag, who passed away shortly after receiving the award in 2004.

Congratulations to all past and current recipients for their contributions to the success of Chi-Town Squares over the years.

 

 

2018 — Joe Kerouac

2017 — John Wood   
2016 — Jeff Hutchins & David Stewart   
2015 — Rich Jentzen & Jim Cosenza   
2014 — Bob Siegel   
2013 — Kate Reed   
2012 — Richard Sehnert   
2011 — Arlene Kaspik   
2010 — Andrew Mondt   
2009 — Rick Simkin   
2008 — Rob Sierzega   
2007 — Nancy Vedder   
2006 — Larry Tradup   
2005 — Bob Sundal & Ken Jancy   
2004 — Eric Calimag   
2003 — Peter Holden   
2002 — Chuck Pease   
2001 — George Nelson   
2000 — Michael Brown   
1999 — Fred Steinhauer   
1998 — Mike Flynn   
1997 — Ian Henzel   
1996 — Allan Rosen   
1995 — John Pope   

 

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