Special Members


BMC’s Outstanding Member of the Year 2015
Co-Awarded to Bob Whitmer & Pat Whitmer

wp-2016-Member-Of-Year-Bob-Pat-Whitmer-320Each year the BMC Board of Directors selects a member of the club that goes above and beyond for the club. The recipient is presented with a 4 foot high traveling trophy, which is engraved with their name along with all names of the previous award recipients going back to 1979. In special cases, two members are selected.

In 2015, members Bob Whitmer and Pat Whitmer were co-awarded the highest honor of the club. Bob Whitmer’s Club support is always dedicated, but he was instrumental in the complete overhaul of the Club’s Motocross track (dirt work, watering system, event promotion, logistics, team communication, first Loretta Lynn effort) while also serving on the board and managing sound production at events including the Great American Hill Climb. Pat Whitmer, also a historically-dedicated member has revamped the Clubs communication system and marketing vehicles including the website, Facebook, digital advertising, radio voice, event voice, sound manager, handbook, operation documents, while also serving on the Board of Directors.

 

 

 

Lady of the Year 2015: Annie Hammond

Annie Hammond BillingsAnnie Hammond has been key in the BMC gate operations for all events. As times and crowds change, hammond manages new gate procedures that are key to events and the club.

Hammond says: “It takes all of our wonderful members hard work, to make this club continue its great heritage. This is for all our hard core people at the gates: Linda Molyneaux, Cindy Kramer, Tamie Nivens and all the others that work so hard. You are all spectacular!!! I’m blessed to know you. (Especially Wade Hammond , the wind beneath my wings).”

 

 

 

Most Valuable Member Awards

See the 2015 Member Awards Here

 

Previous Recipients of Outstanding Member

2015 • Bob Whitmer & Pat Whitmer

2014 • Mike Weiland

2013 • Cord Mitchell

2012 • Josh Greni

2011 • Daryl Reimers

2010 • Ed Taylor

2009 • Ray Halsey

2008 • Harold “Woody” Nies

2007 • Mark Cardwell

2006 • Mike Marsh

2005 • Bob Spadt, Jr

2004 • Don Erhardt

2003 • Tom Cardwell

2002 • Joe Ratcliff

2001 • Tim Pinter

2000 • Roger Ostermiller

1999 • Mark Polen

1998 • Steve Burt

1997 • Charles Dubell, Jr

1996 • Bob Cardwell

1995 • Mark Chamberlain

1994 • Ross Lilly

1993 • John Silvas, Jr

1992 • Mark Lenhardt

1991 • Jim Larkin

1990 • Ken Cysewski

1989 • Dick Slagowski

1988 • Vern Nash

1987 • Gene Birgenheier

1986 • Mark Lenhardt

1985 • Larry Malmstrom

1984 • Jerry Seeley, Sr

1983 • Ben Bonnett and Chuck Bonnett

1982 • Carroll Hammond

1981 • Darrell Devitt

1980 • Carroll Hammond

1979 • Carroll Hammond

 

American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee

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Billings American Legion Baseball announced its Hall of Fame inductees for 2015, and one of BMC’s senior members Darrell Devitt is one of them, for his talented pitching career that took him to the edge of Pro baseball. Devitt has been a very active and key participant with Club operations and events.